Final Day

In the FA Cup final, Man City, the cup holders, lost the relegated Wigan. It was the first time since Portsmouth’s win in 07/08 that a team, other than Chelsea (3) and City (1) had won, and a fine example of the triumph of the underdog. (Although lower league Cardiff lost last years league cup final, and Bradford lost this season’s, in the season prior, an injury time “Martin’s” goal meant Arsenal were to remain without a cup for yet another season.) Like the previous season, United were eliminated at the semi-final stage of the cup as Chelsea came from 2-0 down, at Old Trafford to earn a draw, whilst the season before, City beat them 1-0 in the semi-final. It meant that United were to go yet another season without the FA cup, although they did win the league. Their league win, the 13th in Ferguson’s 26 seasons was vengeance for the late drama of the previous season which saw City beat QPR in the last minute, and win on goal difference, and today, there was more late drama. In the most bizarre match, just as Everton had done many years earlier, West Brom came back from 3 goals down to earn a 5-5 draw at home to United in Ferguson’s final game, with substitute Lukaku scoring a hat-trick, to write his name “all over the fixture.” In his 1500 games, that was his his first 5-5. When Arsenal beat Tottenham 4-5, Jose Mourinho described the match as a Hockey Match. Qualifying for his 17th consecutive champions league place, Arsene Wenger is now Englands longest serving manager. In this article, we want to compare the two once fiercely competitive rivals, who became quiet opponents…

Arsenal

Europe Success
Home
Arsenal 2 – 2 Barcelona
Arsenal 2 – 1 Barcelona
Arsenal 3 – 1 Juventus
Arsenal 2 – 0 Juventus
Away
Milan 0 – 2 Arsenal
Madrid 0 – 1 Arsenal
Bayern 0 – 2 Arsenal

Europe Failure
Home
Arsenal 2 – 2 Schalke
Arsenal 1 – 3 Bayern
Arsenal 1 – 2 Chelsea
Arsenal 1 – 3 United
Away
Schalke 2 – 2 Arsenal
Barcelona 4 – 1 Arsenal
Milan 4 – 0 Arsenal

Domestic Success
Home
Arsenal 2 – 1 United
Arsenal 1 – 0 Chelsea – first win over Chelsea since Mourinhos reign
Arsenal 2 – 2 Chelsea
Away
Tottenham 4 – 5 Arsenal
Chelsea 2 – 3 Arsenal
Chelsea 1 – 2 Arsenal (persie double)
Chelsea 3 – 5 Arsenal (persie hat trick)
United 0 – 1 Arsenal (Wiltord)

Domestic Failure
Home
Arsenal 1 – 4 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 – 3 Tottenham
Arsenal 2 – 3 Wigan
Arsenal 0 – 1 Newcastle
Arsenal 1 – 2 Wigan
Arsenal 0 – 1 Blackburn
Away
Bradford 1 – 1 Arsenal (lose after penalties)
Newcastle 4 – 4 Arsenal
Tottenham 5 – 1 Arsenal
United 8 – 2 Arsenal
United 6 – 1 Arsenal
Swansea 3 – 2 Arsenal
Neutral
???

Manchester United

Europe Success
Home
United 1 – 0 Barcelona
United 2 – 0 Inter
United 7 – 1 Roma
Away
Juventus 2 – 3 United
Barcelona 3 – 3 United
Juventus 0 – 3 United

Europe Failure
Home
United 2 – 3 Madrid
Away
Madrid 3 – 1 United

Domestic Success
Home
United 2 – 0 Arsenal
Away
Arsenal 2 – 4 United

Domestic Failure
Home
United 0 – 1 Chelsea
United 0 – 1 Leeds
United 3 – 3 Everton
Away
Chelsea 3 – 0 United
Wolves 2 – 1 United

Europe Success
Home
Away
Europe Failure
Home
Away
Domestic Success
Home
Away
Domestic Failure
Home
Away

http://www.arsenal-world.co.uk/head_to_head/arsenal/vs/newcastle_united/index.shtml
http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/221/champions-league/2013/02/17/3755531/champions-league-tactical-analysis-arsenal-vs-bayern

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