Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal. Who could have seen that coming? Arsenal had just suffered one of their most humiliating defeats of their entire era. With young and ultimately inexperienced players in the starting eleven, Arsène Wenger had nobody to blame but himself for what had happened that fateful day. A super hat-trick from main-man Wayne Rooney put to bed what was one of the biggest rivalries of the Premier League. One club clearly had the upper hand.
The Theatre of Dreams became a place of nightmares for Arsenal as they slumped to their third consecutive defeat away to Manchester United. What’s more remarkable is the fact that since March 1993, Arsenal have only won three times at Old Trafford, all 1-0, out of a possible 20 fixtures. Everybody knows the Red Devils are their most prolific when at home but for Arsenal, does this season’s match already look a foregone conclusion?