Saturday's FA Cup tie will be Arsenal and Plymouth's third encounter in the competition and the clubs' first meeting for over 19 years.

The stats do not make happy reading for Pilgrims fans, with five defeats from six against the Gunners and an average of over three goals conceded in every clash. In fact the last time the clubs met in the FA Cup the Devonshire club shipped six goals at Highbury. Read on for a comprehensive look at the previous meetings.

Arsenal v Plymouth Argyle - At a glance
Played Arsenal wins Plymouth Argyle wins Draws Goals for Goals against
6 5 0 1 20 5

ArsEnal v Plymouth Argyle - A COMPLETE RECORD
Date Competition Round H/A/N Opposition W/D/L F A
03-10-89 League Cup Round 2 Leg 2 A Plymouth Argyle W 6 1
19-09-89 League Cup Round 2 Leg 1 H Plymouth Argyle W 2 0
31-01-87 FA Cup Round 4 H Plymouth Argyle W 6 1
25-10-83 League Cup Round 2 Leg 2 H Plymouth Argyle W 1 0
04-10-83 League Cup Round 2 Leg 1 A Plymouth Argyle D 1 1
23-01-32 FA Cup Round 4 H Plymouth Argyle W 4 2

Paul Davis scores against Plymouth Argyle in 1987

Arsenal 6-1 Plymouth Argyle - 1987

Paul Davis scores against Plymouth Argyle in 1987

Arsenal 6-1 Plymouth Argyle - 1987

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