It was another addition, to The North London side’s awful away run this season at Old Trafford as Arsenal lost 2-1 to the hosts.
This loss made it 10 losses in 17 away outings for The Gunners this season. The remaining 7 have 4 draws, leaving just 3 games where The Gunners walked away with maximum points.
In layman’s terms, The Gunners have gotten 14 points from a maximum 51 points on the road. Makes for sore reading to be honest.
Anyway, the game wasn’t necessarily a walk in the park for The Red Devils as the fielded Young Guns, made a statement for themselves in terms of inclusion in the first team.
Of the Young Guns in the side, standout performer for me, had to Konstantinos Mavropanos in CentreBack.
— ?⚪️Gooner Kev⚪️? (@kevdavis736) April 29, 2018
Besides the valiant efforts of the Young Guns today, another source of inspiration was the return and outstanding performance of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Not only did he return in time for Thursday’s all important clash, he managed to notch a goal from 20 yards out, which he celebrated with class in front of his former employers and fans.
His return and form, certainly increases The Gunners’ chances of progression into the finals past Atletico Madri, in 4 days time.
Incase you missed the game, you can catch up on the post match analysis here, on the club’s official site.
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) April 29, 2018
In conclusion, as much as losing this particular game, doesn’t matter much in the grand scheme of things at the moment for The Gunners, it is still a loss. I am yet to meet a Gunner, who thinks that is OK on any level, under any circumstance.
For further analysis and a trip down memory lane of The Gunners trips to Old Trafford in the premier league era, check out this piece on BBCsport.
More to come, on post match analysis, Wenger’s press conference, reactions and much more…