Why Mikel Arteta's Arsenal don't 'just get rid of it'

Why Mikel Arteta's Arsenal don't 'just get rid of it'

Why Mikel Arteta's Arsenal don't 'just get rid of it'

Arsenal's last victory in this fixture was the FA Cup semi-final meeting in 2017 but Mikel Arteta's side are now made of sterner stuff. Roy Keane, the former club captain, said that he would have punched him.

What followed was Mount's strike after Chelsea pressed United high up the pitch.

Even in the short period since English football restarted following the coronavirus-enforced break, De Gea has struggled. It looked as though all the confidence had drained from them.

For years, Spain worldwide De Gea has been the safety net behind a somewhat-dubious United back line.

Solskjaer and Frank Lampard could weigh up their team selection in the build up to this blockbuster encounter.

The victory against City came just days after Arsenal beat Premier League champions Liverpool.

Arsenal: Martinez (7 ), Mustafi (8 ), Luiz (9 ), Tierney (9 ), Bellerin (7 ), Ceballos (8 ), Xhaka (8 ), Maitland-Niles (8 ), Pepe (8 ), Lacazette (7 ), Aubameyang (9 ).

David de Gea endured a tough day at Wembley.

"Chelsea are risky when they come forward too, of course".

A 74th-minute own goal off Harry Maguire would add the insurance, ensuring that an 85th-minute penalty kick from Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes would be of no outcome.

Medical staff carefully put Bailly into a neck brace before moving him onto a stretcher in worrying scenes.

De Gea was mocked on social media for his lame attempt to stop Olivier Giroud's opening goal just before half-time.

United had beaten Chelsea three times this season, with two wins in the Premier League and one in the League Cup. Martial's first act was nearly to win a penalty.

While Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says it is unfair that Chelsea have 48 hours more to prepare. He played a pass inside and succeeded only in finding Mount, who ran unchecked towards the edge of the United area before shooting for goal.

City could not respond as the Gunners increasingly broke up play by going down for treatment and seeing out seven minutes of added time with few problems. Dominating possession and pressing with intensity, Chelsea should have been ahead when Marcos Alonso headed over after Cesar Azpilicueta's cross found him in a good position at the far post. Foreshadowing the errors to come, Reece James' long-range blast forced De Gea into an awkward early save.

For United, Marcus Rashford went close and Maguire fluffed two good headed chances.

United were given a chance to get on the scoresheet in the last five minutes after Callum Hudson-Odoi brought down Martial inside the box, with the referee having no other choice but to point to award a penalty, which Bruno Fernandes converted.

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