Arsenal have specialised in failure at Old Trafford for decades
Arsenal have won as many league titles in the last 40 years as they have won league games away at Manchester United
By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog
Many clubs have struggled at Old Trafford in the Premier League era, but it’s perhaps surprising that Arsenal have such a poor record at the ground. FA Cup wins in 2003 and 2015 were delicious for travelling fans – as were the league victories during the double winning campaigns of 1997-98 and 2001-02 – but it’s a full 14 years since Arsenal last left Old Trafford with three points.
Arsenal’s poor record at Old Trafford is not just a recent phenomenon. There has been the odd success – they emerged victorious from the Battle of Old Trafford in October 1990 on their way to winning the league title – but a league visit to M16 has often been coupled with disappointment. Arsenal have won as many league titles in the last 40 years as they have won league games at Old Trafford – and all five of those victories ended 1-0 to the Arsenal.
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