FM Preview: Arsenal v Manchester United 22 Jan 2012

Last updated : 21 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Arsenal v Manchester United fixture

Manchester United face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Red Devils will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2011, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sun 28 Aug Man. Utd. 8 - 2 Arsenal Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 01 May Arsenal 1-0 Man. Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 12 Mar Man. Utd. 2 - 0 Arsenal F.A. Cup
2010/2011 Mon 13 Dec Man. Utd. 1 - 0 Arsenal Premier League
2009/2010 Sun 31 Jan Arsenal 1 - 3 Man. Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 29 Aug Man. Utd. 2 - 1 Arsenal Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 16 May Man. Utd. 0 - 0 Arsenal Premier League

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 3.

The Red Devils have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Red Devils, and 7 goals against.

Arsenal's total of 36 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Manchester United's total of 48 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Arsenal 6 3 1 2 8 7 10
Manchester United 6 4 0 2 18 8 12

For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here

FootyMad's prediction ...

Red Devils's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Arsenal, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Manchester United 11 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here