Arsenal Vs Manchester United Highlights: Arsene Wenger has again proved Jose Mourinho that he can beat him as his side Arsenal beat Manchester United by 2-0. This win makes a huge dent in the Manchester United hopes of qualifying for the champions league next season. On the other hand, Arsenal has kept their hopes alive with this win. This win gives them three crucial points which saw them move to the sixth position.
They are now 2 points behind the Jose Mourinho side Manchester United who are placed at 5th position. But, Arsenal has still one game in hand and could easily get past Manchester United. There are four teams that are fighting for the two position for the next year’s champions league qualification.
Currently, Liverpool and Manchester City are favourite to go through to the next year’s champions league but anything could happen in the next few matches.
The match started in a slow fashion as both the team looked to get settled in the match fist. Both the team was aware that they need to defend well and they did exactly that. They focused more on their defence and tried to catch the other team in the counter-attack. The first half ended at 0-0.
In the second half, Arsenal increased their speed and showed some brilliant passing skills that took the Manchester United players by surprise. There was few quick attack on the United goal right from the start of the second half that put United’s players under some pressure and forced them to make some silly mistakes.
Arsenal managed to capitalise on this momentum as Granit Xhaka scored just 10 minutes passed in the second half of the game. It could be said as the lucky goal for Arsenal as the ball took the deflection off Ander Herrera’s back that gave no chance for the United goalkeeper David de Gea.
United players were looking to come back in the match but Arsenal had some other ideas. Just a couple of minutes later, Arsenal struck again. Danny Welbeck slotted a beautiful header to score against his former club. It was a brilliant cross from the Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain that gave no chance for the goalkeeper and defends to stop the goal. This goal saw Arsenal taking a 2-0 advantage in the first 15 minutes of the match.
Arsenal did not lose the momentum and they continued to play in the similar fashion and gave no chance to the opponents. This win is very crucial for the Arsenal side as they need to win all their remaining games if they want to play in the next year’s champions league.