Arsenal favourite explains what they needed to do more of against Man Utd

What did this Arsenal favourite make of their performance?
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Speaking on Match of the Day 2, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes the Gunners didn’t do enough to threaten Manchester United.

Mikel Arteta’s side lost 3-1 to the Red Devils at Old Trafford.

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The London club had an early Gabriel Martinelli goal ruled out by VAR after a foul in the build up to it.

United then led 1-0 at half-time after their new signing Antony scored on his debut.

Arsenal equalised in the second-half through Bukayo Saka, only for the hosts to storm into a 3-1 lead after two goals from Marcus Rashford.

‘Through the middle’...

Wright has explained what his former club needed to do:

“They needed to pass it through those lines. You can see what (Man United) are afraid of. It is going through the middle, that’s where the majority of their men are.

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“You’ve got (Scott) McTominay in front, you’ve got (Christian Eriksen) in front, and then you’ve got (Raphael) Varian and (Lisandro) Martinez behind.

“They don’t want you to go through the middle so we’ve got to try and make something happen through the middle where they are uncomfortable.”

On whether Martinelli’s disallowed goal was the right decision, he said:

“Yes I do (think it was the correct decision). In this day, that is a foul.

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“I didn’t see that bit because I was so excited about this bit (the goal). When I saw that, I though they are going to give that (as a foul).”

Arsenal’s loss to United was their first of the season and they will be keen to bounce back as soon as possible.

They are back in action on Thursday night in the Europa League away at FC Zurich.

The Gunners then have Everton at home at the weekend.

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