Manchester United twice came from a goal behind to draw 2-2 with Arsenal on Wednesday and deny the visitors a first win in 12 Premier League games at Old Trafford.

The first clash between the old rivals since 1986 not featuring either Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger in the dugout was a pulsating contest which Unai Emery’s Arsenal side will feel they should have won.

Shkodran Mustafi headed the Gunners in front after 26 minutes but Anthony Martial pounced four minutes later with his seventh goal in his last eight league matches.

Alexandre Lacazette then had his 68th-minute effort cancelled out a minute later by Jesse Lingard.

Arsenal dropped to fifth but look well-equipped for a top-four challenge after going 20 matches unbeaten in all competitions but United, after a third consecutive league draw, are eighth, eight points behind the top four and a massive 18 behind neighbours Manchester City.
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By Ian Dei

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