Arsenal v Manchester United-Post Game review 0

Ozil_RVPExpectations were high today at the Emirates Stadium, as Manchester United’s Red Devils visited the Gunners to do battle after a weekend of disappointing results for both teams. Arsenal visited Anfield only to get themselves a 5-1 thrashing, and Manchester United had Fulham come away with a point at Old Trafford after what could have been a massacre if any of the players had their shooting boots on.

Fans around the world gathered in front of their televisions to witness what was expected to be a thrilling and perhaps high scoring game, as both teams would have wanted to redeem themselves and regain momentum in climbing the premier league table.  The first half had two clear chances of goals as Robin Van Persie pick-pocketed Mikel Arteta outside the 18 yard box, and fired a shot that Wojciech Szczęsny easily read and saved. The next chance was at the other end when a cross for Olivier Giroud found the Frenchman open but to his dismay, nodded the ball wide with acres of space to himself. The remainder of the half was full of sloppy play as both teams played very timid as neither team wanted to make a critical error and go down before half-time.

The second half was slightly more promising as Arsenal seemed to take a hold of the game more controlling the play, while United opted to sit back and counter with precision. Both De Gea and Szczęsny came up with

crucial saves during the game, a header from Van Persie, and various shots from Santi Cazorla, along with a goal line clearance from Valencia to deny Koscielny from scoring from a set piece.  

The game as a neutral was a disappointment to watch as I am sure many expected to see an explosive game from start to finish, but in the end both teams did not entertain and both looked average and still shocked from their weekends results.  Manchester United now have a wait until their next game in the Premier League vs Crystal Palace on the 22nd, and Arsenal play this weekend in the FA Cup vs Liverpool, and then have the German giants Bayern Munich visit the Emirates 3 days after.



A tough road is ahead of both teams and this is the half of the season where we the spectators will see a lot of drama, upsets and who has what it takes to be in th

e top. Good luck to both teams and hopefully we see some great football ahead of us.