Arsenal's terrible free-kick routine summed up their first half vs Manchester United

 Unai Emery's side were very poor in the first half vs Man United

Two struggling Premier League sides battled it out on Monday night as Manchester United welcomed Arsenal to Old Trafford.

Both sides were missing key players for the contest.

Arsenal were without long-term absentees Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney, while Alexandre Lacazette also missed out.

United went into the game with their share of injuries too, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial among their absentees.

Nevertheless, it was hoped that the two sides would be able to put on a show at Old Trafford.

But the first half was abysmal.

It took until the 30th minute for a shot on target, when Bernd Leno was forced into making a save from Andreas Pereira's strike.

And minutes later, Arsenal produced a dire set-piece.

The Gunners had a free-kick in a dangerous position and had the chance to get the ball into the box.

But they tried to be clever and it didn't pay off. Granit Xhaka tried to find Calum Chambers on the right but he overhit his pass.

Chambers managed to keep it in but then produced one of the worst crosses of the season.

Wow. Absolutely shocking.

Arsenal's misery was compounded when Scott McTominay popped up in injury time with a scorcher to give United the lead heading into the break.

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