- 26 Sep 2019,22:55
- Updated: 26 Sep 2019,22:55
ARSENAL continued a good week with a thumping 5-0 win at home to Nottingham Forest.
Gabriel Martinelli was the star of the show with a double while Rob Holding, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson got on the scoresheet – but there will be concerns over Emile Smith Rowe after he was stretchered off before half time.
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LIVERPOOL legend Jamie Carragher has named Thierry Henry as the toughest opponent he faced during his career.
He said: “Thierry Henry was the toughest opponent. I had a lot of good games against Didier Drogba.
“I think he scored three goals in about 30 games against Liverpool, but people seem to forget that and remember his unbelievable goal in 2006.
“Sometimes as a defender against some of the top players we had at that time – Alan Shearer, Henry, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie – there’s not a lot you can do in certain situations because they were that good.
“That goal Drogba scored there wasn’t a lot I could do.”
MICHAEL OWEN has predicted that it will be honours even between Man Utd and Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday.
The former Red Devils striker: “After their loss at West Ham on Sunday, Manchester United have now lost seven of their last 15 games in the Premier League – as many as they had in their previous 40 games in the competition.
“Arsenal continue to frustrate and excite in equal measure, but they came from behind twice to beat Aston Villa on Sunday and they were a man light for the whole of the second period.
“United kept a clean sheet against Leicester City in their last home league game, but I would be surprised if the Gunners did not find the back of David De Gea’s net in what promises to be a fascinating game between two clubs desperate to return to the automatic Champions League places this term.
“Unai Emery will have been delighted by the return from long term injury of Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin in the midweek 5-0 League Cup success over Nottingham Forest.
“Add the impressive belated debut of summer signing Kieran Tierney and two goals from Brazilian teenage striker Gabriel Martinelli, and the suggestion is that the Gunners’ boss is going to have one or two difficult, but welcome, selection decisions to make in the weeks and months to come.”
MANCHESTER UNITED have been in shocking form since their defeat against Arsenal last season on March 10.
Can the Red Devils claim all three points against the Gunners on Monday?
CALUM CHAMBERS has insisted he has grown “as a player and as a human”.
The 24-year-old has made four appearances for the Gunners this season in the Premier League, Carabao Cup and Europa League.
He told Arsenal Player: “I’ve had a lot of experiences over the years like going to Middlesbrough and Fulham, and playing a few games here at Arsenal.
“As a player and as a human, I feel like I’ve grown up quite a lot.
“I feel like I’m bringing the experiences I’ve had over the past few years into my game too.
“I just want to keep developing, keep working hard and keep improving things every day. That’s all I can do, to focus on being the best player I can.”