With all the criticism Arsenal receives for not being able to beat the big clubs and being the reason they finish fourth every season, the Gunners really needed to start off strong if they want to beat Manchester United.
And boy did they ever get that great start. In the opening minutes of their matchup, in the seventh minute to be exact, Alexis Sánchez had Arsenal to a roaring start when he tallied the game’s first goal.
Take a look at Sanchez’s cheeky backheel that lead to Arsenal’s first goal:
Alexis Sanchez’s opening goal. What a touch. pic.twitter.com/gbnYXaIL90
— Read Arsenal (@ReadArsenalFC) October 4, 2015
Then just two minutes later Mesut Özil got in on the action, receiving a nice feed from Theo Walcott to get Arsenal off to the best start possible. Let us watch Walcott’s silky pass that led to the easy Özil goal:
You would think Arsenal would be done, preferring to take their foot off the pedal, and wanting to protect a two-goal lead. However, Alexis would have none of that as he continued to put the offensive pressure on United.
Another goal by Sánchez, and this one was a beauty, scoring from outside the box with a killer shot that David De Gea had no chance on to increase the Gunners lead to three goals.
Let’s have a look:
We will see if the Gunners will be able to hold this lead and see Manchester United to a defeat.