The outcome of Arsenal’s trips to Old Trafford used to have a big say in the Premier League title race but on Sunday it sees the team in 15th place host the side in 11th.
Between 1997-98 and 2002-03, the Gunners and Manchester United carved up first and second spot between them in five out of six seasons, but it has been a while since either club mounted a serious title challenge.
“It’s amazing isn’t it? I used to preview this game and think ‘wow’ but you look now and it is almost run of the mill,” said BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson.
At least one of Arsenal and Manchester United finished first or second in every Premier League season between 1992-93 and 2012-13 but they have had only two top-two finishes between them since then – as runners-up in 2016 (Arsenal) and 2018 (Man Utd)
Lawro is making predictions for all 380 Premier League matches this season, against a variety of guests.
This weekend, he is up against The Rap Game UK judge and Arsenal fan DJ Target.
The Rap Game UK is a BBC Three music competition showcasing the UK’s best upcoming MCs.
A new episode of series two airs on BBC iPlayer every Thursday at 7pm.
Inspired by The Rap Game UK, BBC Three and 1 Xtra’s DJ Target…