Five classics between Arsenal and United.
As Arsenal and Manchester United renew their long standing rivalry at the Emirates Stadium this weekend, here’s a look back at five classics between these two Premier League giants. It is hard to narrow it down to just five, with these two providing this country with some of the best teams and players in recent English football history, but here’s our pick…
5) Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal
Not an even contest by any stretch of the imagination, but this game has to go down as one to remember as Manchester United absolutely humiliated Arsenal with an eight-goal show. Even Ashley Young managed to look good in this game, scoring two fine solo efforts to down an injury-plagued Gunners side who looked in a total crisis after this showing at Old Trafford. Interestingly, Danny Welbeck was on the scoresheet for United, while Robin van Persie pulled one back for Arsenal that afternoon, though the two players have since swapped clubs, with the former set to take on the Red Devils for the first time since leaving the club in a £16m deadline day move this summer.