Arsenal beat Manchester United in the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, Sunday (22/1) evening Indonesian time.
Martin Odegaard and his friends immediately pushed into the MU penalty box. The visitors did not immediately defend and chose to try to respond with attacks. Arsenal and MU exchanged domination of possession and attempts to score goals and tried to kill the opponent’s movements. MU’s advantage only lasted for a moment. Entering the 24th minute, Arsenal’s neat attack was completed with Eddy Nketiah’s header from Granit Xhaka’s cross from the left.
Arsenal and MU were again looking for a second goal, the waves of attacks by the two teams stuck without goals until halftime. The second half lasted eight minutes, Arsenal led 2-1. Bukayo Saka’s long-range kick hits David De Gea’s goal. Saka, who was escorted by Eriksen, tried to find space for a shot and then fired a long-range shot which made the ball nestle in the lower right corner of the goal.
Rashford tried to take individual action in the Arsenal penalty box in the 54th minute, but Aaron Ramsdale was still able to secure the final finish. Starting from a corner kick in the 59th minute, Lisandro Martinez took advantage of a ball that Ramsdale failed to block perfectly. Martinez’s header made it 2-2. Saka stabbed again from the right and fired in in the 70th minute. De Gea’s goal almost conceded in the same way, but this time the ball hit the post.
Arsenal tried hard to score the winning goal and had time to play half the field to lock up MU’s defense. Nketiah had the opportunity to score a second goal in this match, but finishing in front of the goal in the 85th minute could still be blocked by De Gea. The Gunners scored another goal in the second – second half of normal time. Martin Odegaard’s kick was continued by Nketiah who was in front of goal. The referee checked the VAR, the goal was confirmed. Arsenal led 3-2 until the referee blew the final whistle.
Arsenal vs MU core lineup:
Arsenal: Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White, Lilina, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Nketiah
United: David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw; Eriksen, Scott McTominay; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Wout Weghorst