PSV vs Arsenal last five H2Hs: Can PSV maintain their impressive home record?

PSV take on Arsenal on Tuesday 12 December in the final group game of this season's Champions League. Both clubs have already qualified for the round of 16 so this game represents nothing more than a match for bragging rights. The PSV vs Arsenal last five H2Hs indicate that this one could go either way with both clubs enjoying victories over the other in recent times.

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PSV will face Arsenal for the eighth time on Tuesday night – Photo by Icon sport

PSV vs Arsenal H2H record

PSV and Arsenal first played against each other in 2002 in the group stages of the Champions League. Ever since, the PSV vs Arsenal rivalry is one that has produced many entertaining matches with both teams performing better at their respective home stadiums.

  • PSV Wins: 2
  • Draws: 3
  • Arsenal Wins: 4

The most emphatic victory in the PSV vs Arsenal H2H actually came in the first-ever match between the two clubs. Arsenal ran out 4-0 winners in Eindhoven thanks in large to a certain Thierry Henry who scored a brace on the night.

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Will David Raya remain in the Arsenal net for this one? – Photo by Icon sport

PSV vs Arsenal last five H2Hs

PSV 1-0 Arsenal – 20th February 2007

PSV's first-ever victory against Arsenal came in February 2007 in the first leg of a round of 16 Champions League tie. The home side were phenomenal and more than worth their victory with the breakthrough coming from Edison Mendez on the hour mark. Arsenal were poor on the night, in a season where questions first started to be asked about Arsene Wenger as Gunners boss.

Arsenal 1-1 PSV – 7th March 2007

In the return leg at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal failed to overturn their first-leg defeat with an away goal coming in clutch for the Dutch side. Brazilian defender went from zero to hero for PSV on the night after he scored a late equaliser to make up for his earlier own goal. PSV would face Liverpool in the quarter-finals where they were comprehensively beaten over two legs.

Arsenal 1-0 PSV – 20th October 2022

It was 15 years until the two sides met again, this time in the Europa League – an illustration of how their respective fortunes had dipped since their previous H2H. Arsenal won this one with 1-0 with Granit Xhaka getting the only goal of the game in the second half. The win secured Arsenal's place in the knockout stages of the competition.

PSV 2-0 Arsenal – 27th October 2022

A week later, PSV and Arsenal met against at the Phillips Stadion with Arsenal looking to confirm their status as group winners. Ruud van Nistelrooy was the PSV manager and he would have relished this victory more than most after his rivalry with Arsenal as a player. On the night, PSV's goals came from Veerman and de Jong and they booked PSV's place in the Europa League knockout stages.

Arsenal 4-0 PSV – 20th September 2023

The most recent PSV vs Arsenal H2H came in September 2023 in the Champions Leauge group stages. Things had come full circle with Arsenal winning 4-0, just as they did when the teams met for the very first time 21 years earlier. The goals came from Saka, Trossard, Jesus and Odegaard and it set Arsenal up for an emphatic group stage campaign. PSV have recovered since and are also through to the knockout stages.

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Arsenal beat PSV 4-0 earlier this season – Photo by Icon sport

Potential MVP – Gabriel Martinelli

Gabriel Martinelli is yet to reach the heights of last season when he scored 15 league goals and provided five assists. While the Brazilian has been in and out of the team this season due to injuries, he has only managed two goals and two assists in 14 appearances and looks to be lacking a bit of confidence in the final third.

The low-pressure, low-stakes nature of this fixture could benefit Martinelli and Arteta would be smart to start him. The game is expected to be an open one which should benefit Martinelli's key attributes – dribbling, pace and decision-making.

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Gabriel Martinelli is in need of a big performance – Photo by Icon sport

Key trend

PSV may have only beaten Arsenal twice in their entire history, but the PSV vs Arsenal last five H2Hs show us that both of those wins have come in the two most recent clashes at the Phillips Stadion. With Arsenal expected to rotate their side for this one, could another PSV victory be on the cards? We are going for both teams to score but for the match to end all square.

For more tips, check out our in-depth PSV vs Arsenal prediction

Adam is a lead writer on Football Whispers. He is a big Arsenal fan, and also follows his local club Wealdstone, made famous by The Wealdstone Raider, of whom he has interviewed. Adam also follows darts, boxing, cricket and tennis, among many other sports.