That was one of the best games from Arsenal in many a year, as Theo Walcott said after the game. The speedy England striker played a massive role in it as well, along with his attack minded team mates Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla.
The Gunners were simply brilliant going forwards right from the kick off and they had Louis van Gaal´s Man United team chasing shadows and looking like they were a Sunday League outfit. But that, for me, was not the most impressive thing about our win.
The way that we dealt with the game after going 3-0 up was not just impressive, it was surprising. So often in the past Arsenal have been rightly accused of not approaching games in the right way. Yes we know that Arsenal have the ability to blow any team away, attacking wise, when we are in the mood and everything clicks, but how often have we been praised for our intelligence in seeing out games?
Man City away last season, that´s about it. Wenger has obviously had a serious word this week and the players have responded. It feels like a turning point to me and although Arsenal will still come unstuck at times, we do seem to have wised up significantly.
By adding nous to our flair, has Wenger finally found the recipe for Arsenal success?