PL | Manchester United vs Arsenal | December 5, 2018 | BT Sport | 20:00 GMT

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by APierre, Dec 2, 2018.


Match prediction

Poll closed Dec 5, 2018.
  1. Manchester United win

  2. Draw

  3. Arsenal win

  4. Great match thread

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  1. Uncle Good-Advice

    Uncle Good-Advice Well-Known Member

    It's an old cliche but I really believe that this was that kind of match that we would have lost in the past thanks to some lump's header around 90th minute. I was rather confident before the match but football isn't always about quality, heart and mental preparation are important as well. As much as I hate Manure they were quite solid despite fielding so many average players.

    Weather and traditionally ****ty pitch suited their physical approach very well, Marriner was Marriner, crowd gave them a huge lift and I would certainly be happy with this point but only if there were no injuries... Our performance was rather scrappy, but we held our own physically and weren't bullied despite all the effort from the referee.

    On the side note, I've probably never seen a match where four goals were that bad. I mean every one of them was ridiculously stupid to concede.

    20 matches unbeaten, I can take this. I would never expect such quick turnaround after disastrous last season. Onwards and upwards!
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  2. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    The result didn't quite go our way yes, and we simply need some better defenders because Emery can only do so much with coaching. But you cannot deny the progress we've made though. We dominated them with a 22 year old and a 19 year old in the middle of the park, despite getting the sh*t kicked out of us, 3 days after playing a NLD. How many times have Arsenal cowered and meekly surrendered games like these away from home in the past? Physically we are in so much better shape now, I mean the difference is night and day. I really think we're on the right track and Emery is the perfect coach we've been desperately crying out for.
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  3. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Chelsea, the team everyone on here seems to love, needed a 95th minute equaliser at home just to get a point against this team. United are not as bad as Mourinho would have you believe.
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  4. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    People keep saying if we hadn’t made stupid mistakes at the back, we would have won. Been reading that on here for years.

    Emery looks to be an exceptional manager but he’ll need time to fix this, if indeed he can.
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  5. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Agreed. And their extreme physicality means you need a quality referee to keep them in check . . and Mariner almost lost control at one point.

    They’ve got some big players. Put them in a pressure cooker with Mourinho sniping at them 24/7 and it’s going to blow. Rash tackles, pulling players back, tugging hair even . . we were lucky to get away with so few injuries. Thought at one point Mustafi and Torreira were *****ed as well Holding and Ramsey.

    A very good point I thought.
  6. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    Happy with the draw, we both gifted each others silly goals. United are a very talented side that is criminally missmanaged. Long may it continue.
  7. Plutarch

    Plutarch Well-Known Member

    It's frustrating not to have won this game. But if our defence is going to make such ridiculous errors, we don't really deserve to win. The defence needs to stand up to anything, no excuses. I feel we've been generally a bit better in resisting pressure recently, but obviously not good enough yet.
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  8. MikeVinna

    MikeVinna Well-Known Member

    I swear if the hair pulling on Guendouzi had happened to any other player from any other team there would be so much more fuss about it. Now everyone just laughs it off. Such a dick move by that lumberjack **** Fellaini.
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  9. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    For my bluster before hand about wanting to win I'd have taken a draw if it was offered before hand. But the mistak3s and missed chances after they pulled level makes it hard to take. Throw in the injuries and i feel long term we may look back at this as two precious points dropped.
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  10. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    I watched the 1st half live but I had to head to work for the 2nd but just saw the highlights then, gee that was disappointing to only get the point but I'll take a point at OT. From what I saw in the 1st half, they were grubs & looked as though they went out to deliberately get a few injuries to us, Mourinho always does it to us though. We did it back to them which people will say is good & karma but I don't think we should have, it would have made them look worse. 6 Yellows in 5 minutes I think?

    Seeing the 2nd half highlights, seemed like we dominated the 2nd half but just couldn't find that winner. Both times we scored we let them score straight after unfortunately which makes it just that little bit more disappointing. Their 1st goal was offside, too bad Mkhitaryan was caught offside & ashame that Lacazettes cheeky go wasn't allowed haha.
  11. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    Anyone know any updates on Holdings & Ramseys injuries?
  12. zhaggy

    zhaggy Well-Known Member

    Made me furious, despicable player.
  13. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan

    We'd of won the league last year if we didn't make mistakes at the back. :lol:
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  14. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Leicester fans were saying the same thing.
  15. berric

    berric Well-Known Member

    Imagine he did that to Salah. Egypt wold declare a war.
  16. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Huth got a 3 match ban for a pull on Fellaini's hair in 2016. I EXPECT TO SEE THE SAME PUNISHMENT FOR THAT W@NKER AT UNITED!
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  17. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

  18. Özillionaire

    Özillionaire Granit Xhaka Enthusiast

    Has anyone got a gif of the Torreira "stamp" on Matic that these cretins keep crying about?

    I'm sure that, like most things they moan about, it was fairly innocuous/accidental.

    They are the masters of cheating like **** and then saying "oooh well you got this free kick on the half way line that shouldn't have been so we are even."
  19. baccy_man

    baccy_man Active Member

    I read on sky that Fellaini is not going to get any more punishment because the ref gave it as a foul and awarded a free kick.
  20. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    I'm not saying we haven't progressed but to throw away a golden opportunity for 3 points with a pair of joke goals conceded is still not something to be celebrated. I'm not taking anything away from what Emery and the players have achieved to this point. If anything, I'm more pissed because they have done so well and gave away 2 points that they didn't need to in spite of all that was going against them.
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