Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Southampton on Tuesday evening moved the ‘Gunners’ to inside placing distance of the highest six and marked a sixth straight league sport without defeat (W5, D1). Impressively, 4 of these victories noticed Arsenal beat the -1 handicap in a minimum of one half and/or win each half – they memorably did the previous in final season’s corresponding fixture (W 2-0).
Aiming for a primary league double over Manchester United since 2006/07, Arsenal swept Newcastle apart 3-0 of their final house league sport, regardless of failing to attain earlier than HT for a 3rd aggressive house outing in succession. They’re unbeaten in 4 Premier League (PL) outings right here (W2, D2), with each wins seeing their first and third targets separated by lower than a half-hour of play.
Manchester United require solely a clear sheet to surpass their now equal-best membership run of 17 top-flight away video games unbeaten (W13, D4). Regardless of a shock midweek loss at the house to Sheffield United, the second-placed guests ought to nonetheless be in an assured temper right here as they’ve gained all seven away league fixtures this time period through which they’ve conceded first, on high of averaging 2.40 targets per PL away sport (W8, D2) to this point this marketing campaign.
Regardless of dropping the reverse H2H, United’s all-time top-flight file towards Arsenal is powerful (W75, D45, L63 – GF 272, GA 248), with a median of two.84 complete targets per match (both means) throughout that total 114-year previous file. A very good begin is essential, as a 72.22% majority (13) of their final 18 PL H2Hs gained/misplaced vs Arsenal have seen the victor on the day lead at HT.
Gamers to look at Bukayo Saka has scored Arsenal’s second objective of the day in all three of their league victories attained to this point this calendar yr. The guests’ hazard man, Portuguese penalty powerhouse Bruno Fernandes, has seen 75% (six) of his earlier eight transformed spot-kicks for Man United act as decisive openers.
Scorching stat: A win right here will see Arsenal full a run of three successive top-flight house H2H victories for the primary time since Might 1991.