The Sky Sports pundit, who isn’t one to mince his words, doesn’t support the Gunners - but you wouldn’t know that from his post-match reaction.
Souness called Arsenal “insipid”, “weak” and “pussy-footed” and believes the club’s supporters have every reason to feel angry. (Scroll down this page to watch the video of Souness’ rant).
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“I thought today they would come here with an opportunity to put a marker on the wall and say ‘we’re back in this race’,” Souness told presenter Ed Chamberlain in front of former Arsenal stars Thierry Henry and David Platt. “And they’ve come here today and they’ve been so insipid, they’ve been so weak and pussy-footed. All they’ve done today is said to the opposition ‘this team can be rolled over’.
“If I was an Arsenal supporter I’d be so angry right now - and part of me [feels] there’s so much about Arsenal to like but, in equal measure, there’s so much to dislike.”
Video: Graeme Souness rants about Arsenal
How did Arsenal lose this match?
This was a match Arsenal were expected to win, particularly when the team-sheets emerged just after 1pm.
Manchester United’s starting line-up - which featured the inexperienced Marcus Rashford and Guillermo Varela - looked weak compared to Arsenal’s XI, comprised of Petr Cech, Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and other big-name stars.
But it was one of the United youngsters, 18-year-old Rashford, who stole the show - beating Cech twice in three first-half minutes to leave Arsenal with a mountain to climb.
Arsene Wenger’s side scored through Danny Welbeck before half-time but found themselves two goals down once again when Ander Herrera’s second-half goal deflected in off Laurent Koscielny.
Mesut Ozil’s goal in the 69th minute proved to be nothing more than a consolation for the Gunners, who stay third in the Premier League table but have lost ground on fellow title challengers Leicester City and Tottenham.
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