Arsenal manager feels humiliated after 8-2 defeat at Manchester United

Matches between Manchester United and Arsenal are often entertaining affairs, although it is hard to remember one which featured ten goals, a missed penalty, a converted penalty and a sending off. The Gunners were soundly beaten 8-2, with manager Arsene Wenger having to pick an inexperienced team due to eight first-team players being injured and the visitors were reduced to…

Matches between Manchester United and Arsenal are often entertaining affairs, although it is hard to remember one which featured ten goals, a missed penalty, a converted penalty and a sending off.

The Gunners were soundly beaten 8-2, with manager Arsene Wenger having to pick an inexperienced team due to eight first-team players being injured and the visitors were reduced to ten men when Jenkinson was sent off in the final few minutes.

By that point, the scoreline was at 6-2, with Wayne Rooney going on to claim a hat-trick, while Ashley Young scored his second to add a final gloss to the scoreline. Danny Welbeck had opened the scoring, while Nani and Park were also among the goals.

Wenger admitted that the thrashing had been a chastening experience although insisted that the team would stick together and improve once players returned from the sidelines.

“You feel humiliated when you concede eight goals,” he told Sky Sports. “It was a terrible day for us, it was a combination of an under-strength team and weakness. We collapsed physically in the second half.”

Robin Van Persie missed a penalty with the score at 1-0, although the Dutchman scored in the 74th which was the team’s second consolation effort after Theo Walcott found the net on the stroke of half-time.

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