Points Shared at Old Trafford As VAR Intervened

Auba equalises at Old Trafford

From Old Trafford, Arsenal got something to go home with after a tense 90-minute battle with Manchester United on Monday night.

The result did not come as a shock to many owing to the vivid fact that these two sides have not been at their best so far in the present campaign.

Unai Emery this time heeded to the pleas of fans by giving Calum Chambers a chance as he dropped Ainsley Maitland-Niles who recently served a one-game ban after seeing red against Aston Villa to the bench. Lucas Torreira and wonderkid Bukayo Saka also earned starts.

The Gunners were not sharp all through the first half. What even looked like a good move later turned disaster. Efforts from Saka and Guendouzi were denied by David De Gea.

A corner went to Arsenal but instead of it favouring us, the hosts launched an attack via it, leading to a goal from McTominay. A painful one it was just at the brink of half time.

We responded well in the second half which was when we drew level with a lovely one from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Tuanzebe made a mistake by giving the ball to Saka. The youngster in turn sent it to Auba before the Gabonese tossed it over the United goalkeeper.

VAR had a role to play in our goal decision. The flag went up as soon as the ball was in the net but consultation with the Video Assistant Referee showed that it was a clear goal, hence the adjudging of it as such.

We escaped with a 1-1 draw to keep ourselves in the top four zone ahead of our Europa League match with Standard Liege on Thursday night.

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