Unfortunate Arsenal Share Points on Error-Laden Night at Old Trafford

Arsenal visited Old Trafford on Wednesday night aiming for a first win on that ground since 2006 but a point was all we could get on a night that recorded costly errors from both sides, and in as much as the Gunners had the chance to secure victory over Manchester United having taken the lead on two occasions, that 2-2 draw wasn't a very bad outcome. Our unbeaten run in all competitions still alive and it's now twenty in a row.

Una Emery continued with his three-man defence. The only absentee from the squad that recorded a 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby on Sunday was Granit Xhaka who missed out through suspension after getting five yellow cards and he had to be replaced by Matteo Guendouzi while Ramsey started in place of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

A not-too-flashy opening period was followed by a 26th minute opener from Arsenal. Skhodran Mustafi headed from a corner and all David De Gea could do was to palm it over the line and the visitors took the lead through the decision of the goal-line technology. That lead did not last long.

Arsenal conceded a free-kick within five minutes of going ahead. Bernd Leno had done well to deny Marcus Rojo's strike from going in but it was destined to as Herrera linked up with the loose ball to set up Anthony Martial, birthing the first equaliser of the dramatic encounter.

Nothing spectacular happened in the remaining part of the first half. Unpleasant situations were what filled up the said period with Rob Holding taken off as a result of a knee injury and the referee dishing out yellow cards to five players in five minutes - one of these went to Rojo for a late challenge on Guendouzi. He was so fortunate not to have seen red for that.

A half time substitution saw Mkhitaryan replace an injured Ramsey and afterwards it was Alex Iwobi that dropped to the bench for Alexandre Lacazette to feature. As expected, the Frenchman restored our lead in the 68th minute. Rojo lost the ball in midfield to aid a forward move for Arsenal. Laca got the ball and Rojo gave a tackle which would have been a penalty. However, the ball was already in the net so there was no need for a spot kick.

Disaster struck for Arsenal almost immediately. Sead Kolasinac's error gifted Jesse Lingard the ball and past Leno it went to put the game at 2-2. It was a silly way to lose the lead and it wasn't baffling to see Unai Emery with a furious look in the technical area.

We took greater control of the game in the remaining period and were through on goal with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's double input. The United goalkeeper's class saved them and most painful was the fact that we almost went ahead again but this time, a goal from Mkhitaryan was ruled offside. The game ended that way and 2-2 was the score for the frustrating but interesting fixture. The Gunners have dropped to fifth position, level on points with Chelsea who were devoured by the Wolves.

Arsenal will be in action again when they take on Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday. It will take place at the Emirates Stadium by 4:00pm Nigerian time.

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