5 things from Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

Earlier today Manchester United took on Arsenal in the Premier League in a game which ended 1-1 with Juan Mata giving Manchester United the lead midway through the second half before Olivier Giroud equalised late on with the gunners first shot on target.

We are here with 5 things we learnt from this game.

1. Arsene Wenger still hasn’t beaten Jose Mourinho in a competitive fixture

Despite Jose Mourinho claiming that he had finally lost to Arsenal, it was a draw (albeit it would have felt like a loss). Wenger will be delighted with the point given the performance and given how he came minutes from losing the game.

2. Manchester United lack a killer instinct

Not for the first time this season we are saying that Manchester United have lacked that killer instinct. The same was said against Stoke and Burnley.

Perhaps getting another striker in should be looked at in the January transfer window.

3. Petr Cech was fantastic

In the first half Petr Cech kept the score 0-0 going into halftime, which was important for Arsenal.

4. Wenger’s subs made the difference

Olivier Giroud, just like against Sunderland, comes off the bench and scores a crucial goal for his side.  Another sub Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain provided the assist.

Arsenal were poor today, so for them to get something from the game, and away from home, at a ground they usually struggle at has to be seen as a great point, but the performance as a whole should be a concern.

5. Juan Mata loves a goal against Arsenal

Mata now has scored 4 goals against the gunners, he only has a better record against one other team (Norwich, 5).


That’s just five things we learnt from the game, let us know what you learnt from it in the comments below and remember to check out our YouTube Channel.


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