Although the concept of mirror images is limited, this fixture was the mirror image of the aforementioned.
Talking about the stats and although they don’t tell you the whole story, Arsenal recorded 9 shots on target as compared to 2 by Manchester United. Out of those 2, 1 was a goal while the other was parried away as Manchester United claimed the lead due to a Kieran Gibbs own goal that day.
And as has been the recent history of the fixtures between these two sides, Arsenal dominated the possession while Manchester United dominated the score-board. However, unlike the era of Sir Alex Ferguson where Manchester United caught Arsenal on the counter, Arsenal were the better side that day.
According to Whoscored.com, 4 out of the 5 top players from the match belonged to the home side. However, gave credit to David De Gea, the Spaniard fought valiantly to gift his team-mates all 3 points.
Unlike his Arsenal counterpart Wojciech Szczesny who was butter handed that day, De Gea made 8 saves compared to none of the Arsenal goal-keeper. Out of the 8 saves he made, 3 were genuine goal-scoring chances.
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