United Show Character but Also a Lack of Quality in Arsenal Draw
Anyone who saw the Manchester United vs Arsenal clash last night could not complain at the character the home team showed to come from behind twice and take a point from the game. They may be lacking in quality, and that has long since been the issue that Jose Mourinho has had, but no one can complain about the way his team stuck to their task last night and found a way to get something.
Both Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku were left out of the side that took to the field in a brave move from Mourinho, clearly trying to get a response from his team. On his day, Pogba is as good as anyone in midfield and there is no doubt that United looked as though they were missing someone in the middle of the park, but that didn't stop them from battling in there.
Despite dropping down to 5th in the league after the game, Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 20 in all competitions and that has to delight their fans. Old Trafford is a tough place to play regardless of how United are playing, but they managed to go and pick up an important point and I am sure their fans would have taken 4 points from their games against Spurs and United, which is what the team have got.
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These two both head into calmer waters this weekend when they are both playing at home against relegation candidates. United host Fulham and they are the strong 32/100 favourites to win that game,with Fulham priced up at 9/1. Arsenal host Huddersfield at The Emirates and they are also strong favourites, priced up at 27/100 with Huddersfield available at 10/1 for the daunting task that awaits them. These two both took a point on Wednesday, anything less than three points on Saturday would be a huge shock.