When Arsenal boys saw the team sheet, they were pretty sure it will be a walk in the park. With 14 first team players out with injuries, Manchester United didn’t even look like a team that will pose any threat to Arsenal’s first team.
But, as soon as the third goal was struck for Red Devils, Arsene Wenger flung his arm in the air, cursing Gods, and expecting a divine intervention. With the title race wide open, and Arsenal are trailing 5 points from the current leaders, Leicester, this loss has proved to be more costly than it should have.
Rashford, who was the talk of the town last week for his commendable performance in Europe scored 2 against arsenal within 45 seconds of play. Arsenal’s experienced defense was not good enough to handle the clever movement of 18year-old Rashford.
While are Arsenal are clearly heading out of the Champions League in later weeks, and are currently trailing against league leaders, Arsene Wenger is again subjected to criticism for defending his poorest of all tactics, and putting too much faith in players who have not been performing for years.
Only Mesut Ozil can fly back to London with pride of his performance for setting up early chance for Nacho Monreal, assisting Welbeck with his free-kick and scoring once himself too.
Without Mesut Ozil, Arsenal would be nowhere near top of the table, and as it stands, Arsenal are kissing a good bye to title anyway.