Facts: The must-share pub ammo from the Premier League weekend

Man United 1-0 Arsenal

  • Robin van Persie has scored in the last 5 league encounters between these two sides: twice for Arsenal, three times for United.
  • The Dutchman has scored in each of his last 4 league appearances.
  • Arsenal didn't register a shot on target until the 59th minute.
  • Ryan Giggs made his 50th appearance against Arsenal in all competitions: 36 in the Premier League, six in the FA Cup, four in the Community Shield, two in the Champions League and two in the old First Division.
  • This was the first time Arsenal have failed to score in the league this season. The last team to stop Arsenal from scoring in a league match was David Moyes’ Everton on April 16th, 16 games ago.
  • Manchester United have lost only 1 of their last 10 league encounters with Arsenal (W7 D2).
  • Just 4 of the 15 attempted shots in this match were on target (26.7%).
  • Arsenal have won only 2 of their last 17 Premier League games played in the late slot on Sundays (excludes final-day games).

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Gary Parkinson is a freelance writer, editor, trainer, muso, singer, actor and coach. He spent 14 years at FourFourTwo as the Global Digital Editor and continues to regularly contribute to the magazine and website, including major features on Euro 96, Subbuteo, Robert Maxwell and the inside story of Liverpool's 1990 title win. He is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.