Arsenal returns to scene of Man United humiliation


LONDON (AP) -A return to the scene of its heaviest defeat since the 19th century seems to be the last thing a stuttering Arsenal side needs on Saturday.

So manager Arsene Wenger is trying to ensure the Gunners don't dwell on last season's 8-2 thumping at Manchester United ahead of Saturday's return.

Wenger says "the emotional meaning is big but the footballing meaning is not very big, and we have had that behind us for a long, long time now."

But Arsenal also returns to Old Trafford for the first time since selling its most potent attacking threat to its rival.

Robin van Persie's goals have lifted United to second in the Premier League, six points above Arsenal in sixth.

Among Saturday's other matches, leader Chelsea is at Swansea, and third-place Manchester City faces West Ham.

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