Sometimes, you can’t help but feel Arsenal are hard done by.
Even when we win, the media won’t really let us enjoy it. Either they’re blind or they really get a kick out of riling Arsenal fans.
— James Dall (@JamesDallESPN) October 5, 2015
Theo Walcott constantly troubled Chris Smalling and Daley Blind, laying on two assists as the Gunners raced into a three-goal lead. Smart passes for Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez saw Walcott hold the ball up before playing it to the goalscorer.
Even more surprisingly, Theo won tackles against Bastian Schweinsteiger and constantly put the United defence under pressure.
Wayne Rooney, meanwhile, managed three shots. Two were on target but all three were taken from outside the box. He also played one key pass, but ultimately that was an unnecessary flick-on from a Juan Mata pass already bound for Bastian Schweinsteiger. The first half completely passed England’s all-time top goalscorer by, the second saw him look extremely limited and short on ideas.
How anyone could have watched that 90 minutes on Sunday afternoon and seen Rooney as a better performer than Walcott is beyond me. Never mind, we took all three points and that’s what matters.