Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted that the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the Manchester United line-up for the teams’ mega clash on Saturday might be considered a boon for his team, but believed that even without the evergreen Swedish striker, United have enough in their arsenal to trouble the London giants.
Wenger was predictably quizzed about Zlatan’s absence after the Swede picked up an unnecessary booking in United’s last outing which ruled him out of Saturday’s match. Continue reading
Arsenal’s title challenge could well be in tatters as the Gunners slipped to a humbling 3-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford, beaten by a team that was littered with youngsters with virtually three-fourths of the Red Devils’ side made up of players who would never have got a look-in in a match of this magnitude had senior players been fit and available.
A brace for Marcus Rashford on his Premier League debut left Arsenal on their knees in the first half, but it was a long range effort from Ander Herrera, one which beat the experienced Petr Cech courtesy a massive deflected off Laurent Koscielny that left Arsenal cursing their luck, despite the Gunners getting goals themselves from Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil. Continue reading