Sol Campbell: Why Arsenal losing to Man United was so frustrating

Sol Campbell reflects on Arsenal's 3-2 loss to Manchester United on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Sol Campbell has explained why Arsenal’s 3-2 loss to Manchester United has proven so frustrating.

The Gunners were unable to beat a weakened United side as Marcus Rashford scored twice in the first half to put the hosts 2-0 up before Danny Welbeck halved the deficit ahead of half-time.

Ander Herrera restored United’s two-goal cushion before Mesut Ozil scored what ultimately proved a consolation goal for the Gunners at the home of their bitter rivals.

The Gunners have seen their Premier League title bid suffer a blow over the past week following Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss to Swansea City.

Former Arsenal defender Campbell spoke of his frustration that Arsene Wenger’s side couldn’t capitalise on the poor form of their main rivals.

“People are just frustrated because none of the teams in the top three are going to have the scenario where Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United, Man City are not doing well,” said Campbell, speaking exclusively to 888sport.

“That’s four teams who are usually up there and this scenario is not going to happen again.

“So for Arsenal that is very, very frustrating. Against United they didn’t expose the back-line or a midfield that wasn’t mobile.

“They had a really quick side that wasn’t set up to capitalise on the pace. There was a missed opportunity there.”

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Arsenal are in in third place in the Premier League table and six points behind leaders Leicester City.

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The Gunners make the trip to Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s north London derby.

Read the full 888sport interview with Sol Campbell here, including how he thinks Arsenal may have missed their opportunity to win the league.

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