The classic and Premier League shock between Arsenal and MU, this Saturday night, gave birth to a goalless draw. A result that does not suit anyone, starting with United in the title race.
The match: 0-0
It is a rather special meeting, beyond the current context, which took place this Saturday evening at the Emirates Stadium. A Premier League classic and a promising poster, between an Arsenal in form (five wins and a draw over the previous six days) and a United in need of reaction (after the surprise loss to Sheffield, 1-2, Wednesday), for a goalless draw. Frustrating. Troubling, too, with a rather variable physiognomy and intentions on both sides.
The movie of the match
To put it simply, everyone had their half-time. The Red Devils, first. Used to playing against, they began by dictating their game and putting the opposing defense to work. There were these situations of Fred (20th), Fernandes (34th, 45th) or Rashford (44th). Then the Gunners revised their plans in the second act, helped by the early exit of McTominay (37th, for Martial) who opened up breaches.
Just entered, Willian badly negotiated a big opportunity (49th). Lacazette, him, saw his nice free kick crashing on the bar of De Gea (65th), when Pépé did not sufficiently wrap his shot (82nd). MU also pushed (59th, 68th, 89th), without more success. Cavani, clumsy, can blame himself. This sharing of points does not help, in the end, neither of the two teams, United, second, leaving three points ahead of the leader and neighbor City and Arsenal, eighth, remaining at a distance from European places.
On loan from Real until the end of the season, Martin Odegaard made his debut with Arsenal, replacing Smith Rowe (83rd). He is the first Norwegian to wear the Gunners jersey since Pal Lydersen in 1993.