Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Saturday was widely hailed as a thrilling fixture that showcased much of the best of what the Premier League has to offer. It was played at a high tempo, offered plenty of excitement and was bursting with quality.
Well for Arsenal fans, it was yet another dismal occasion, where they failed to turn up against the big guns. Results such as these, are somewhat starting to become of a norm in recent times at the club.
Despite being the dominant side for majority of the match, the Gunners somehow ended up losing with a degree of comfort. Well the reason for that, would simply be down to their shambolic defending and poor organisation in midfield.
Allowing United to play in the counterpunching style that they thrive upon, Wenger's men fell victims and were virtually caught out. It seems as though Wenger, has never been exposed to the usual counter-attacking displays, as showcased by United throughout these years. Lack of tactical insight and anticipation, was what cost Arsenal the 3 points.
For José, it seemed like another tactical masterclass - which is what he's undoubtedly known for.
However, to cut to the chase, will Arsenal ever achieve consistency and momentum in the league? I'm afraid that's still a 'no'. Arsenal are still a long way off their bitter Manchester rivals and fellow North London rival, Chelsea, at the moment. Why is that so? Having gone on a decent winning run, and eventually losing to one of the big guns, virtually brings the Gunners back to square one. Just proving that their previous efforts have been meaningless.
Playing beautiful football is an art itself. However, Wenger must address changes to Arsenal's gameplay, if consistency and results, were to be ever achieved in the first place.
by UnitedInsight (Instagram @UnitedInsight)