Missed opportunity as Arsenal leave Old Trafford with questions about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s role by his side – .

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Missed opportunity as Arsenal leave Old Trafford with questions about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s role by his side – .


When they opened the scoring with Emile Smith Rowe, in a weird way, they had the perfect role model to throw. Arteta has spoken in the past of Arsenal playing ‘with the handbrake’ and it was as if that had happened at Old Trafford.

The Gunners took the lead, but from there they sat still instead handing the game over to a changing Manchester United side while waiting for Ralf Rangnick to get down to business.

In fairness to Arsenal, they ended the game with more possession and more shots – but the nice margins were against them.
As has been the case in the past, they were partly responsible for the end result as at least two of Manchester United’s goals were due to mistakes.
The first of the hosts was a skillful move from Bruno Fernandes, but the second came as Nuno Tavares and Emile Smith Rowe lost possession to the left. United jumped up and Cristiano Ronaldo scored.
Arsenal equalized with a good shot, with Martin Odegaard scoring, but again, that wasn’t the moment that saw them kick off.
Instead, they shot each other in the foot as Odegaard knocked Fred down into the box with a reckless tackle that saw a penalty imposed after VAR intervened. Ronaldo – who else – did the honors.
Arsenal tried to strike back from there but by this point they had really created a mountain too good to climb.
And that’s where the biggest frustration will be for Arteta and Arsenal. United felt there for the take, but they couldn’t capitalize.

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