Messrs Wenger and Fergusson are no longer in the dugouts. Vieira and Keane no longer lead the men of Arsenal and United out of the tunnel.
But the rivalry still exists.The passion or sentiment still permeates the hearts and minds of fans.
And with this fixture having far-reaching ramifications on the title race,it’s the case of PRIDE on the line as Arteta seeks to exact a brutal revenge on Hag.
Arsenal started the half with POSH,putting United under the early COSH,but Martinelli did not make the chances that fell his way count.
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It took time for United to tick the Hag tactical box,but once they did, Rashford established the lead with a pile driver. Ramsdale guilty of slack goalkeeping!!
But The Red Devils’ lead was short lived. Martinelli missed from a well-choreographed corner.
Moments later, Nketiah rose with elegance to finish with majesty after Xhaka planted a sweet cross on his head.
Ramsdale defied Tominay after a sleek United move. Weghorst was out of the capture.
The two sworn enemies must learn to share at the interval.
Half time at the Emirates
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Rashford’s sublime finish was canceled out by Nketiah’s commanding header.
On the resumption, Arsenal waxed bossy. Saka raised the Emirates roofs with an absolute SCREAMER! De Gea’s elastic stretch played no role in stopping the trajectory.
Martinez equalized for United with a diving header after Arsenal hit sixes and sevens in defence.
Saka’s shot rooted De Gea to his spot but could only kiss the basement of the upright.
The Gunners ambushed or laid siege to the United defence, to make De Gea stretch to preserve the parity after Nketiah fired on target.
Arsenal got their 3rd goal on merit. Zinchenko with the ruthless Ukrainian salvo of a cut back,and Nketiah was lurking to stylishly flick past the helpless De Gea.
Arteta exacts revenge! Arsenal pass a serious test to enhance their title credentials.
Full time at a delirious Emirates
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