Opta Stats: Arsenal v Manchester United

Can Manchester United's Robin van Persie continue to haunt his former side Arsenal?
Can Manchester United's Robin van Persie continue to haunt his former side Arsenal?
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Once the biggest fixture in the Premier League, both Arsenal and Manchester United now find themselves struggling to recapture past glories. Opta takes a look into the history books.

"Arsenal have dropped more points than any other team from winning positions in this season’s Barclays Premier League (9)."

The half-time Arsenal/full-time draw double result is 16.5.

Arsenal have dropped more points than any other team from winning positions in this season's Barclays Premier League (9). The half-time Arsenal/full-time draw double result is 16.5.

Juan Mata has scored four goals and set up two more in five starts against Arsenal in all competitions. Mata is 4.47/2 to score.

Wayne Rooney has scored the joint-most goals against Arsenal of any player in Premier League history (10 along with Robbie Fowler). Rooney is 3.259/4 to add to his tally.

Only Burnley (8) have conceded more headed goals than Arsenal this season (6). Chris Smalling is 13.012/1 to score.

Alexis Sanchez has scored 12 goals in his last 14 matches for Arsenal in all competitions. Sanchez is 2.68/5 to find the net.

Arsenal have won just four Premier League matches this season and those have come against teams currently in the bottom seven of the table. You can lay Arsenal at 2.245/4.

Alexis Sanchez has scored the opening goal of the game more often than any other Premier League player this season (five times). Sanchez is 6.86/1 to score the first goal.

Robin van Persie has scored in five of the last six meetings between Arsenal and Man Utd, in two games as a Gunner and three as a Red Devil. Van Persie is 2.915/8 to bite the hand that used to feed him.

Danny Welbeck has scored in his last two appearances in this fixture, while playing for Man Utd. Welbeck is 2.6213/8 to score against his former club.

Manchester United have lost just one of their last 14 matches against Arsenal in all competitions (W10 D3 L1). United are 3.613/5 to win.

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