It all ended 1-3 in the favour of Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men broke the heart of many Arsenal fans in the course of the match. This is a big lesson for the Gunners as they continue to deliver inconsistent showings along in the season.
Aubameyang gave this side a lifeline in the 43rd minutes pulling a goal back to half the deficit but it was not to be as substitute Anthony Martial restored United’s 2 goals advantage in the second half.
This leaves Arsenal’s season in jeopardy as we take a look at the key things (lessons) as observed from the FA CUP.
Aubameyang Exonerates Himself
Arsenal’s poor showing was evident on the night as United outclassed them with three goals to one in the game. Arsenal’s solitary goals came from top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who scored to give his side a glimpse of hope in the game.
The former Borussia Dortmund star is one of the reasons Arsenal celebrated in the course of the 1-3 home loss against the Red Devils. He scored in the 43rd minute to bring the score to 1-2 raising hope of a comeback like they did against Chelsea earlier in the season.
This might have exonerated the African star as he continues to flourish alongside strike partner Alexandre Lacazette along in the season.
Arsenal is Out Of the FA Cup
This is obvious as you can see when the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial found the net to eliminate Arsenal from the oldest competition in English football.
This left a hazy mindset for Arsenal’s season as they continue to find themselves in another precarious situation this season. This calls for concern for Arsenal as Unai Emery continues to evaluate his squad strength with respect to the ongoing transfer window.
Will Arsenal ever recover from this defeat this season? This will be crucial as Arsenal’s season continues to unfold under manager Unai Emery.
Sanchez Haunts Arsenal
The former Arsenal talisman inflicted pain on his former Arsenal side as he scored in the 31st minute to make it 0-1 for the Red Devil.
This is huge for Manchester United and a let own for Arsenal as they reluctantly left the player to join United in part of exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
This set the tone for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men as Arsenal did little to stop the Chile star (player) on the pitch. This can be painful as Sanchez and Manchester United marches onto the next round of the FA cup much to the dismay of Unai Emery’s side and the Arsenal faithful.