After a disappointing draw against Fulham, Mikel Arteta’s men aim to get all 3 points in the confrontation with Man Utd to make up for the fans at the Emirates.
They entered the game confidently, completely controlling the game and forcing Man Utd to retreat deep into their defensive home field.
With consecutive stops, Arsenal had a clear opportunity to open the scoring in the 13th minute. After the indecisive clearance of the Man Utd player, the ball found rookie Kai Havertz’s position in the area. close to the 5m50 area, but he missed the shot and Lisandro Martinez was able to tackle the ball to save the Red Devils.
The German star continued to make Gunners fans shake their heads with his careless pass, midfielder Christian Eriksen regained the ball from home for Man Utd and made a delicate slit for Marcus Rashford. above. Number 10 Red Devils had a tricky dribble before launching a shot that hit Aaron Ramsdale’s net in the 27th minute.
Despite losing, Arsenal’s stars did not flinch. After serving, they immediately organized a coherent situation in the left corridor and directed the ball into the 16m50 area where Martin Odegaard was crossing. In a favorable position, the Gunners captain finished neatly to bring home the equalizer.
Entering the second half, Arsenal had more ideas on how to get on the ball, but in front of a well-arranged defense on the Man Utd side, they could not find any clear opportunities.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils, if they made good use of the counter-attacks, could have found a goal to take the lead.
With the situation on the field, it was thought that the two sides would split the points at the Emirates. But the surprise happened in the 6th minute of stoppage time. Starting from the situation where Arsenal were awarded a corner, the ball found the position of Declan Rice. The former West Ham midfielder stopped the ball with his chest before launching a shot that touched the foot of a Reds player who changed direction, sending Onana into the net to pick up the ball.
Being led, Man Utd had no choice but to push the entire squad high in the hope of leveling the gap. However, they were hit by an injury from their opponent.
Minutes 90+11, Arsenal organized a quick counterattack from the midfield. Fabio Vieira launched a slit to let Gabriel Jesus escape into the open. The Brazilian striker calmly turned the ball to eliminate Diogo Dalot before launching a dangerous cut to seal an emotional 3-1 victory for the Gunners.
With this result, Arsenal has 10 points after 4 rounds, 2 points behind Man City. Meanwhile, Man Utd fell to 11th place with only 6 points.
Final score: Arsenal 3-1 Man Utd
Scored: Martin Odegaard (28′); Declan Rice (90+6′); Gabriel Jesus (90+11′) – Marcus Rashford (27′)
Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Rice, Odegaard, Havertz, Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.
* Subs: Raya, Jesus, Smith Rowe, Kiwior, Tomiyasu, Trossard, Jorginho, Vieira, Nelson.
Manchester United: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Martinez, Dalot, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Antony, Martial, Rashford.
* Subs: Bayindir, Maguire, Hojlund, Reguilon, Garnacho, Pellistri, Evans, Gore, Mejbri.
Truong Son | 00:21 September 4, 2023