Three best and worst performers in Arsenal's 1-1 draw at Manchester United
Olivier Giroud’s late header earned a scarcely deserved point for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger’s side salvaged a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The game was low on quality by the past standards of this fixture, with both sides giving the ball away frequently during the first half.
Wenger opted for the conservative midfield axis of Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny, and the visitors’ display throughout the game suggested they viewed a draw as a good result.
Fitness concerns over Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney, along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s suspension, gave Jose Mourinho’s United side a more vibrant and mobile feel.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were handed starts, while the midfield trio of Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba was well balanced.
Juan Mata’s fine goal gave United a deserved lead during a strong second half performance by the Red Devils, but they couldn’t hang on for the win.
We suggested the three best and worst performers from the stalemate…
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