Arsenal And Manchester To Make Premier League History
The Premier League is very different since the days when either Arsene Wenger or Sir Alex Ferguson was guaranteed to be holding the Premier League title but Arsenal and Manchester United are still making Premier League history.
In some ways the Premier League is a better place than it was in the late 90s and early 00s with far more teams having the chance to win the title than when Arsenal and United ruled everything.
However in another way it's a worse place as there isn't any rivalry that has the same feel to it like the battles that those two sides had, in many ways it was as important then as El Clasico was in the Mourinho vs Pep era.
Some true classics between these two. Image: PA Images
This afternoon the two sides face at the Emirates, both on form, separated by four points and desperate to give Manchester City a run for the title. Despite being someway off the league leaders the pair will make history.
According to financial analysts Vysble it'll be the first ever billion pound match in English football at 5.30pm today. That's based on the two clubs' combined turnovers which total £1.05 billion.
Manchester United Group Commercial Director Richard Arnold, joint chairmen Joel Glazer and Avram Glazer will all be very happy. Image: PA Images.
In the 2016/17 season Arsenal posted figures that showed their turnover at £424 million whilst the Red Devils posted figures of £581 million and as per the Evening Standard it's enough for 22 new secondary schools in England.
Talking about the incredible record Vysyble's Roger Bell said, "This is a remarkable achievement for the Premier League in terms of reflecting the success in driving revenues via lucrative TV rights deals."
Bell added a word of caution saying, "We continue to worry for the game's longer-term health and structure as the continued quest for revenue will inevitably lead the top clubs to look beyond current competition formats."
Wenger and Mourinho renew their rivalry today. Image: PA Images.
Arsenal come into the game having put five past Huddersfield in midweek and will hope Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez continue their good form.
United put four past Watford on Tuesday night and they'll be hopeful that Nemanja Matic is available after he picked up an injury at Vicarage Road and had to be bought off.
No matter the result the money men will be happy.