Wayne Rooney typically plays well against Arsenal, his first goal against them coming as a 16-year-old to end their 30 match unbeaten run.
In his first season as a United player, he scored our second in a 2-0 win which saw their 49 match unbeaten run come to an end.
In his second season he blasted the ball in to Jens Lehmann’s net in front of the Stretford End, in another 2-0 win.
In his third season he put United in front at the Emirates, scoring a diving header, before late goals from Arsenal saw us lose out on the points.
In his fourth season, it was Rooney who directed Cristiano Ronaldo’s pass goalwards, before a deflection from Gallas took it past the keeper. He also scored one of our four goals which knocked them out of the FA Cup.
He has today claimed, ahead of our match against them tomorrow, that we’ve deserved all three points on occasions where we’ve just missed out.
“We’ve thrown away some points there in the last two seasons, despite them being really good games,” said Rooney. “I think we should have maybe won at least one of them. We know Arsenal are a good team, they pass the ball really well. They can make it difficult for you, especially at home, so we’ll have to make sure we’re focused, we all do our jobs right and try to get the goals to win it.”
Is he right?