Gunners avoid embarrassment at the hands of Swedish minnows Ostersunds, to face Milan in last 16

Arsenal narrowly avoided embarrassment at the hands of Swedish minnows Ostersunds, whose manager Graham Potter became the first English gaffer to win at the Emirates in continental competition. Potter’s Ostersunds scored twice in the space of 70 seconds in the first half as Arsene Wenger cut a shocked figure on the sidelines. However the Gunners were given an escape route after the interval through Sead Kolasinac’s goal, which gave them a cushion of sorts, and Ostersunds were unable to score the two they needed to produce an upset. Continue reading

David de Gea saving Manchester United meme- Spanish keeper praised after wonder save

David de Gea again showed why he is the world’s best keeper, producing an an amazing save to deny Sevilla’s Colombian striker Luis Muriel. The Spaniard has been a rock in goal for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho, and has dug them out of many a sticky situation in the past. Muriel was also seen congratulating the 27 year old at half time during the game.

United came away from Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan without conceding a goal thanks to De Gea’s heroics and French newspaper L’Equipe gave him a rating of 8, more than any other player on the pitch from the two sides put together. Alexis Sanchez got 6, but none of the remaining United players got more than 5. Three of the backline in front of DDG- Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Antonio Valencia, were rated 4/10 Continue reading