Arsenal Wenger finally broke the Mourinho jinx, thanks to second half goals from Granit Xhaka and former Man United striker Danny Welbeck.
After being left on the bench in Arsenal’s defeat to Tottenham last weekend, Welbeck was handed a start against his team former team and it was his goal that made the Gunners comfortable with the win.
Welbeck has now revealed why he celebrates and feels no remorse for scoring against the team where he grew up.
‘I grew up there and everything so it’s a special place in my life,’ Welbeck told Sky Sports after the 2-0 win.
‘But once we get on that pitch, it’s business. When you score you’ve got to be happy, haven’t you?’
The 26-year-old striker found playing time scarce under Luis Van Gaal and he decided to jump the ship from Old Trafford to the Emirates in the summer of 2014. He has since developed the tendency to score against his boyhood club – it was his goal that knocked United out of the FA Cup of the penultimate season.
Arsenal’s win over United has now thrown open the race four fourth position of the Premier League. The Gunners are currently in sixth position on the table and sixth points adrift Man City in fourth position, and we have a game in hand.
However, the main permutation is against Liverpool who are currently in third position and seven points ahead of the Gunners. They drew Southampton today and their propensity to lose games is one big positive for Arsenal.
Meanwhile Jose Mourinho is setting his sight on the Europa Cup which would grant him qualification to the Champions League. What if United fail to get to the final or even win the Europa Cup? Mourinho may regret fielding a makeshift side against Arsenal today.