Arsenal went into the game at old Trafford with one eye on the Europa league semi-final second leg on thursday in Madrid against Atletico. The gunners fielded their youngest premier league side since 2011 when man Utd beat arsenal 8-2 at old Trafford. Players like reiss nelson, ainsley maitland-Nile’s and Konstantinos mavrapanos where all included in the starting line up. United however started a very strong team with the likes of alexis Sanchez, romelu Lukaku and Jesse lingard to name just a few started.
The encounter started very evenly with both sides showing they can attack. United took the lead through Paul pogba on the eleventh minute. The goal came after Antonio Valencia crossed in towards Alexis Sanchez who headed against the post via hector bellerins shin, the ball then popped up to Paul pogba who volleyed into the top corner of all empty net from barely six yards out. Arsenal felt hard done by as the young side had made a positive start to the game.
The remainder of the second half contained not much action bar a henrik mkhitaryan miss that whistled inches wide of his target.
Mkhitaryan equalised after five second half minutes from a terrific strike into David de geas right hand corner. United pressured Arsenal’s goal trying to find the decisive goal which would put them into a leading position. That goal came one minute into injury time from a Maroune fellaini header to break arsenal hearts. The goal came from an Ashley young cross to fellaini who headed united in front. Man Utd saw the game out however arsenal shouldn’t feel disheartened as the young side put up a fight against United experience.
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