Arsenal v Man United was “a bit of a rollercoaster” to say the least

After losing successive losses to Palace, Brighton and Southampton, it seems a bit of a miracle for Arsenal to come back and beat Chelsea and Man United in the space of four days, but that is what happened.

I am sure that a lot of Arsenal fans are still pinching themselves to make sure it’s real, But it could have been more like a nightmare than a dream, as the game flip-flopped from end to end and team to team

It looked like Arsenal had done enough when they went 2-0 up after just half an hour, but of course that man Ronaldo popped up two minutes later to pull one back. Then, in the second half, when Bruno Fernandes stepped up to take their penaly, it looked like we had thrown away our advantage.

But he somehow managed to miss, and the rest, as they say, is history.

So let’s hear what Mikel Arteta told after the game. “I think it was a phenomenal game for the spectators and the fans.” he said. “For us it was a bit of a rollercoaster. We wanted to start the game really quick, really fast. Dominating them, creating issues, very vertical, and we managed to do that. We dominated big periods in the first half. We scored two goals.”

Arsenal’s Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 23, 2022. – (Photo by IAN KINGTON/IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images)

“But then that moment when they scored straight after our second goal, left us a little bit cold and insecure to how they reacted. So we had a period of five to ten minutes where we weren’t really clear on what to do and we were trembling. At the start of the second half, again we had some problems to occupy some spaces that they are really good at, and they have so much quality to exploit. Then when they missed their penalty, and we made the change in shape and scored the goal, I think that’s where we won it.”

It was a crazy game, but the main thing is we gained three valuable points and Man United dropped badly behind us. Brentford holding Tottenham to a draw was simply the icing on the cake, on a great day to be an Arsenal fan…

WATCH Mikel Arteta on Granit Xhaka, a phenomenal game, and Tottenham…

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  1. Read a report before that Edu is only looking to make 1 or 2 “main signings”

    We need 2 strikers 2 midfielders a CB & a RB

  2. I don’t understand why the player who trampled on Tavares yesterday was not given marching orders.
    Hence a popular saying, “no room for racism” but some of the decisions leave me totally shattered and perplexed.
    And VAR is checked in some instances others not checked.
    The referees standard leave me with a lot to be desired.

  3. The first time I rode on a roller coaster i swore never again.

    Yesterday game is perfect for the neutrals watching and maybe just what the doctor order for us.
    It was a game that had in everything except red card

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