Manchester United and Arsenal enjoyed a fantastic rivalry in the late 90s and early 2000s, with Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger’s sides facing off.
By the early 2010s, it was no longer so even, Fergie routinely got the better of Wenger, and trips to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium were far more friendly than playing at Highbury.
In recent years, however, Manchester United do not have such a great record away at Arsenal. The last away win was an FA Cup victory under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2019.
Solskjaer never won away at Arsenal in the league, and Ralf Rangnick saw his side suffer defeat there last season, with Mikel Arteta undefeated as Gunners boss at home to United.
Manchester United recent away record at Arsenal
Jose Mourinho was the last Manchester United manager to win away at Arsenal in 2017.
Here are the results of the last ten Premier League matches Manchester United have played at The Emirates since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
United have won just two of these ten matches, with drawing one, and losing six. The Emirates has not been a happy ground for United in recent seasons.
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In six different games United have failed to score at the stadium, just twice in the last five league games, Cristiano Ronaldo‘s goal last season.
This poor run has been frustrating because Arsenal have not been tearing it up during this period either, aside from last season. Now they are actually playing well, this weekend’s game will be even tougher.
United’s last Premier League win at Arsenal
Jose Mourinho was the last Manchester United boss to beat Arsenal at The Emirates in the Premier League when Arsene Wenger was still in charge of the Gunners.
This 3-1 victory in 2017 saw Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard give United the lead with two early goals.
Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back for Arsenal, before United added a third to win 3-1, despite Paul Pogba being sent off.
United’s line-up was: De Gea, Lindelof, Rojo, Smalling, Valencia, Young, Matic, Pogba, Martial, Lukaku.
Only De Gea, Lindelof and Martial remain at the club, along with Marcus Rashford who was a second-half substitute.
The match is better remembered for David de Gea‘s incredible array of goalkeeping as much as United’s attack, with Jesse Lingard dancing at The Emirates for the first time.
Ten Hag will be hoping to better last year’s result and actually walk away with something from the Emirates – however, they’ve improved once again over the summer, so it’s going to be a tough fixture as always.