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Man Utd draw 2-2 against the Gunners: Red Devils better without Pogba and Lukaku, and other learnings

Suman Dey
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1.22K   //    06 Dec 2018, 16:15 IST

#2 The new chapter under Unai Emery looks promising

Emery is now a fan favorite at Arsenal.
Emery is now a fan favorite at Arsenal.

It's always difficult for any manager to replace someone who has been at the club for 22 years. Arsene Wenger was a legend at the Emirates. Though in the latter part of his career, many wanted to see the back of him, they didn't know what's lies next. 

The appointment of Unai Emery ignited a mixture of hope and confusion among the fans. They have already witnessed, how Old Trafford has suffered after the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and didn't want the same at the Emirates. 

Emery's tenure started with two defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea, but since then, the Gunners are unbeaten in nineteen matches including the draw at Old Trafford. However, it was the Liverpool game, that made the fans optimistic about the new era under Unai Emery. That belief got stronger after a stellar performance against Spurs last time out. 

Arsenal came to Old Trafford as the favorites since 2006. Pundits and fans believed that this is their best chance to get a historic win at the Theatre of Dreams. The Gunners took the lead on two occasions but couldn't hold on to their lead. Emery would see this as an opportunity missed as his side were better in most parts of the game, and should have walked away with all three points. 

Emery is a tactical genius and an excellent reader of the game which has reflected in his selection and substitutions. He is not shy to take bold decisions and more often than not it had paid off. Arsenal fans would be hopeful that the new chapter looks promising and the team would only get better in years to come.

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