Man United, Arsenal In Shootout For Third Place

Man United, Arsenal In Shootout For Third Place

Visitors looking to end Old Trafford Premier League hoodoo

If Arsenal are to get a result on Sunday against Manchester United, they will have to overcome a dismal recent record at Old Trafford.

The Gunners need to overcome a poor Old Trafford record to guarantee third place, which means a spot in next season’s Champions League group phase.

United will overtake Arsenal and go third with a win, leaving the last weekend of the season full of excitement.

Zenith Ziva

Liverpool’s loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday has ensured that United will finish at least fourth and return to the Champions League. But fourth place means playing in the play-offs for a place in the group phase.

Although they won the FA Cup quarter-final in March, it is nine years since Arsene Wenger's side beat United away in the league, when an Emmanuel Adebayor goal secured a 1-0 win in September 2006.

Since then United have won all but one of the seven meetings between the two sides at Old Trafford in the league.

During Arsenal's lean run at Old Trafford, the following teams have all recorded Premier League victories there.

Tottenham have won twice away at United since Arsenal last did it, while Blackburn managed the feat in 2011 despite being relegated later that season.

And it's not just in the last few years that Arsenal have performed dismally away at United – Old Trafford is the ground where Arsenal have performed second-worst in their Premier League history (minimum five visits).

In total, Arsenal have played 22 Premier League games away at United, scoring just 11 times and picking up three wins and five draws.

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