November Focus: Manchester United v Arsenal preview

"One of the Premier League classics! The Gunners have only won one of their last ten Premier League matches against United and have not won a league match at Old Trafford since 2006. Can they end their Old Trafford hoodoo?"
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28th Oct 2016

Football Ticket Pad is gearing up for one of the classic matches in the Premier League between two of England’s leading sides. Manchester United v Arsenal tickets are available online and customers can safely secure their seats at Old Trafford for a fixture which has been making memories throughout the Premier League era. Saturday 19th November is one to put in the diary and this lunchtime kick-off is one not to miss!

There is certainly no love lost between United and Arsenal and there has been a fair share of classics along the way as Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger reignite their feud as two rival managers. Both teams carry aspirations of challenging for the title and securing a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League and there is no better way to gain momentum than by beating your rivals.

Both home and away section tickets will be available for this match and customers can expect a sold out Old Trafford and an electric atmosphere to go with it. This is a match which has it all, drama, goals, red cards and magic moments. An iconic fixture set in the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ with perhaps two of the greatest managers in the game with both Manchester United tickets and Arsenal tickets listed on our site

Looking back, this is a fixture which has produced some of the greatest moments in Premier League history. Who can forget Ryan Giggs’ semi final goal against Arsenal in 1999? Arguably one of the great solo goals in Premier League history.

Perhaps, for United the more recent 8-2 drubbing over the Gunners serves greater significance. An astonishing result which was capped by a Wayne Rooney hat-trick as they humiliated their opponents in a fixture which is often so much associated with as a battle and close fought contest.

‘The Battle of Old Trafford’ in 2003. ill tempered affair which saw Ruud van Nistelrooy miss an injury time penalty which prompted the Arsenal players to celebrate and goad him in delight. If a match could typify the passion between the two sides then this match was it. Both sides slugged out a bitter contest for 90 minutes which ended goalless with eight yellow cards and one red card for Patrick Vieira. Arsenal’s reaction to Van Nistelrooy's missed spot kick sparked numerous confrontations and resulted in four Gunners players banned for a total of nine matches and received a £175,000 fine.

The ‘Battle of the Buffet’ in 2004 is one of the most hot tempered contests we have seen in the Premier League era. This match saw the end of Arsenal's iconic 49-game unbeaten run as the rivalry between the two teams reached fever pitch at Old Trafford both on and on the pitch, as tempers boiled over in the tunnel with Cesc Fabregas throwing a pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson. United ended up winning the match 2-0 with goals from Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney as the two clubs continued their bitter feud.

However, Gunners fans have also had some memorable matches at Old Trafford and Arsenal fans can look forward to the match with a sense of optimism and confidence. For Gunners fans, their visit to Manchester in 2002 saw them claim a narrow 1-0 thanks to a Sylvain Wiltord goal to clinch the Premier League title.

Arsene Wenger is still at the helm for Arsenal and he has a plethora of attacking talent to match that of the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Robert Pires in the shape of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott. Arsenal still carry a heavy identity of slick attacking football which is one of the main attractions of English football.

It should be another great battle against Manchester United and Arsenal will be hoping to improve their recent record against United. The Gunners have only won one of their last ten Premier League matches against Jose Mourinho’s side and have not won a league match at Old Trafford since 2006.

Marcus Rashford was the hero last season at Old Trafford, bursting onto the scene with two goals to help steer United to a heart racing 3-2 victory. Ex-United frontman, Danny Welbeck was on the scoresheet for Arsenal but his efforts were not enough to end the Gunners winless record.

Secure your Manchester United v Arsenal tickets today from Football Ticket Pad, the UK’s leading online ticketing platform. Match tickets are in high demand so be quick and purchase your seats in one of the country’s most iconic stadiums for one of the most high profile matches in the Premier League calendar.