Danny Welbeck vs Robin van Persie: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Arsenal and Manchester United

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' forwards ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Emirates Stadium

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This weekend in the Premier League, Arsenal play Manchester United.

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Ahead of the match at the Emirates Stadium, we take a look at how the sides' forwards Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud compare.

Arsenal will be hosting the first clash this season with Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United this Saturday. A win for United means they will overtake Arsenal on the table and a win for Arsenal could mean they break into the top four again. United’s list of injuries only adds more misery to their terrible start of the season having only collected 16 points out of 11 games and currently holding seventh place. Arsenal’s Oliver Giroud and Mikel Arteta announced their comeback today and look fit to return to the squad in Saturdays game. Mesut Özil is still recovering from a serious knee injury.

Past two meetings:

English Premier  We 12Feb 2014   Arsenal  0 - 0  Man Utd     

English Premier  Su 10Nov 2013   Man Utd  1 - 0  Arsenal 

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