One of many lowest moments of Arsene Wenger’s reign as Arsenal boss got here precisely 9 years in the past at Previous Trafford.
The assembly between Manchester United and the Gunners again on August 28, 2011 has develop into a traditional Premier League match.
The 2 sides have performed out some unbelievable matches through the years reminiscent of the rivalries involving Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira.
This one 9 years in the past is one followers up and down the nation will bear in mind due to the somewhat one-sided 8-2 scoreline.
What made it all of the extra embarrassing for Arsenal is the comparatively weak aspect put out by Sir Alex Ferguson, which included Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and Anderson.
The again 4 of Patrice Evra, Phil Jones, Johnny Evans and Chris Smalling was hardly the rock stable defences you had been used to seeing at United.
The Gunners really fielded a good staff that included Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey.
Arsenal had been nonetheless within the match at half-time when the scoreline was simply 3-1 with Welbeck, Ashley Younger and Wayne Rooney all scoring earlier than Walcott pulled one again.
Van Persie even missed a penalty when the rating was simply 1-Zero with David De Gea saving down low to his proper.
Rooney went on to finish his hat-trick within the second half as he scored a second direct free-kick after which a penalty with Nani and Park Ji-Sung additionally getting on the scoresheet.
Van Persie lowered the deficit with round 15 minutes left however the Gunners’ day went from dangerous to worse when Carl Jenkinson was despatched off.
Ashley Younger then scored the most effective of the lot with a protracted vary effort within the 90th minute to web his second and the staff’s eighth of the day.
It’s a second in historical past that Arsenal followers would somewhat overlook.
Though United had been demolishing the Gunners on that day, Sir Alex Ferguson wouldn’t let his excessive requirements slip.
When talking in regards to the recreation, Anderson stated: “I don’t assume I noticed one in all our gamers make a mistake that day.
“After we’d scored 5, I began to take the p*** with the ball.
“The supervisor needed to take me off.”