Tonight saw two FA Cup heavyweights lock horns at The Emirates. Arsenal, who have won the competition a record 13 times, took on 12-time winners Manchester United.

This particular clash marked Alexis Sanchez’s first return to The Emirates since he left the Gooners a year ago.

Arsenal started the brighter of the two sides, with United set up looking to counter-attack like they did against Spurs a few weeks ago.

Who else but United’s number seven to open the scoring – a silky pass from Romelu Lukaku allowed the Chilean to round Petr Cech and finish from a tight angle.

Jesse Lingard (below) made it 2-0 shortly after, and it was Lukaku again turning provider for the goal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for Arsenal just before the interval.

Sergio Romero produced a save David De Gea would have been proud of to deny Aaron Ramsey not long after the restart, to keep United’s lead intact for the time being.

Romero was called into action once again later on in the half, producing a solid stop from a powerful Alexandre Lacazette strike. 

The introduction of Sanchez’s former partner-in-crime Mesut Ozil, seem to inspire wave after wave of Arsenal attack, but it was Manchester United substitute Anthony Martial who arrived at the right place at the right time to put the dagger into the hearts of the Gunners.

We were even taken back to the Patrick Viera and Roy Keane days, as tempers flared towards the end of the game which resulted in Marcus Rashford and Sead Kolašinac being cautioned.

All in all, Arsenal dominated possession, but United were clinical with the chances they had in front of goal.

The result means United have now made it eight wins out of eight since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (below) took charge. The Norwegian will surely feel that he’s ticking all the right boxes in order to take over permanently. 

Arsenal can take positives from the game – Romero made some good saves, and they played some good football at times.

Final score – Arsenal 1 – 3 Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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