Manchester United’s solace at home this season has been below par. With one point from a possible twelve points, Ole’s grip on the wheels is shaking.
Prior to Arsenal’s visit on Sunday, United lost at home to Crystal Palace & Spurs before playing out a goalless draw against Chelsea in the Premier League. They could have lost to the Blues if the VAR did his job.
The 5-0 home victory of RB Leipzig gave the Red Devils a swag and the confidence that Arsenal will be a stroll in the park but Arteta had other ideas.
The trio of Gabriel, El Neny and Thomas Partey ensured that Arsenal and Aubameyang could party on the Old Trafford turf.
Gabriel was the defensive plug, El Neny was the war horse – chasing every ball even after the whistle. Partey was the general – what a signing. He ensured Pogba was anonymous until the Frenchman conceded a penalty.
It is rare for Arsenal to win penalties against Manchester United. Mike Dean also rarely give the Gunners penalty kicks. I was surprised he didn’t need to consult the VAR.
After Bellerin was tripped, Aubameyang who was on a goal drought converted to give Arsenal three points at Old Trafford for the first time since 2006.
In 2006, Arsenal missed a penalty before Adebayor scored the winner late on – thanks to a good assist from Fabregas.
Arsenal are now unbeaten in five Premier League matches against Manchester United. This was Arteta’s victory. One against the big six. Steady and steady.
Tonight, United will take on Basaksehir of Turkey in the Champions League – a competition that they have taken 6 points from 6. Arsenal will have the little matter of Norwegian Molde FK in the Europa League.
United will wait till November 21st before they can hope to win a Premier league game at Old Trafford this season.