It’s time for another trip down memory lane, as we take a look back at Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United from twelve months ago. In many ways, the club’s season was going in a similar direction to this one, as they struggled to gain a foothold in the race for Champions League qualification. Of course, they had the FA Cup to contend with as opposed to the Europa League, but they were still facing the very real possibility of finishing outside the top four and missing UCL qualification for the first time in what felt like forever.
It’s time for another trip down memory lane, and this time, it’s a little bit more positive. We’re going to be talking about a game from seven years ago today, which saw Arsenal give themselves a glimmer of hope in the race to become Champions of England. The location was Emirates Stadium, and the game in question saw the Gunners host the eventual league champions Manchester United in what proved to be a tight yet scintillating encounter in North London.
Arsenal headed into Sunday afternoon’s game against Manchester United at Old Trafford with a weakened side. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger fielded a mixture of young and fringe players in the clash.
The team from north London actually produced a decent display. They were unfortunate to lose 2-1 courtesy of a stoppage-time Marouane Fellaini winner. Despite the positive performance, the game saw Arsenal suffer yet another away defeat in the Premier League. The Gunners away record this season is a woeful one.
Arsenal suffered a late 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, courtesy of a stoppage-time winner from substitute Marouane Fellaini.
United offered the first threat on goal on four minutes, as midfielder Paul Pogba fired an effort wide of goal. Arsenal saw their first effort on goal was a long-range low effort from youngster Reiss Nelson, which David De Gea saved comfortably.
The home side took the lead soon afterwards. Pogba started the move by playing the ball to Romelu Lukaku in the area. Alexis Sanchez headed the Belgian striker’s far post cross towards goal, only for Hector Bellerin to deflect the effort on to the post. However, Pogba followed up to volley past David Ospina in the Gunners goal.
This afternoon, Arsene Wenger will face Manchester United for the final time as the manager of Arsenal Football Club. Over the last two decades he has been the constant in this fixture, and for many years to come, fans will look back and remember some of the iconic clashes that went down between two of the greatest clubs in the history of English football.
Prior to this afternoon’s encounter, however, we thought it’d be interesting to analyse the recent history between the two clubs. Contrary to what some may believe things haven’t always been quite so one-sided when they meet, and now that the Mourinho vs Wenger rivalry will be renewed for one last time, things have become even more interesting.
It’s that time again for us to take another trip down memory lane, and ironically enough, Arsenal will be playing the very same team today that they did nine years ago on this day. We are, of course, referring to Manchester United, but back in 2009 it wasn’t your run of the mill Premier League clash between the two giants of English football – it was a UEFA Champions League semi-final.
By the end of the season, The Red Devils had won the PL once again whereas the Gunners finished in 4th, but regardless of that, all eyes were always going to be on this two-legged tie to determine who would play Barcelona in Rome.
On Sunday, Arsenal travels to Manchester United’s Old Trafford, as the Gunners attempt to end a terrible run of form on their travels in the Premier League.
Manchester United heads into this clash second in the top-flight table, three points clear of Liverpool in third with a game on the Merseysiders. Jose Mourinho’s team have been in good form of late in the league winning six of their last seven games in the top-flight, while also finding the net twice or more in all six of the victories.
Courtesy of bet365, it’s time to take a look at some of the best betting odds available to fans ahead of this weekend’s Manchester United vs Arsenal clash at Old Trafford. In many ways, this game doesn’t actually mean all that much and probably won’t affect anything in the grand scheme of the Premier League season, but beyond that, it’ll signify an important end for one of the Premier League’s greatest rivalries.
As Arsenal prepare to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, it will certainly be an occasion for Alexis Sanchez. The ex-Gunner will be playing against his old club for the first time since his move in January. He praised Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman made his decision to leave at the end of the season public last week, calling him a ’legend and a gentleman’.
Sanchez claims he’s still adapting to life in Manchester, and adds that United have more history than Arsenal and aim to win trophies next season – a classic case of trying to look good for your new employers, it seems.
The always divisive Louis van Gaal is set to return to the world of football management after confirming that he’s received an offer he simply can’t refuse, as reported by Sky Sports. Now while that may seem a little bit vague and we probably shouldn’t be reading into it too much, it’s easier said than done – especially when it comes to Arsenal as the rumour mill continues to turn regarding who will replace Arsene Wenger as the club’s new manager.