Arsenal had to face Premier League rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford, which is always a very tough fixture for the North London side. Today’s game was also the first time that Arsène Wenger and Jose Mourinho faced each other since the Portuguese manager was fired by London rivals Chelsea. With the history between the two managers, it proved to be a very heated game.

Both sides didn’t risk a lot in the first half and played a bit slow. This resulted in a not so exciting half with some personal highlights from players like Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez.

Manchester United were the dominant side in the Second Half of the game, with 62% ball possession. Mourinho’s side was creating a few chances and it was just a matter of time before United would score a goal. This goal came in the 69th minute through Juan Mata. After the opener, it looked like United were going to get a second goal, as they had some chances to do so. However, it was Arsenal that scored the equaliser through Olivier Giroud, who was brought on for Mohamed Elneny in the 73rd minute.

With all that being said, let’s take a look at the Five Things We Learned!

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