In what had been labeled the best match of the season so far, Arsenal rose to the occasion and beat rivals Manchester United 2-1. They managed to hold on for a big, big win after some relentless pressure from United. The hero for the night was French midfielder Samir Nasri, who scored both the goals for Arsenal.
Gunners manager Wenger admitted dressing room morale was low after their 4-4 draw with London rivals Tottenham and the defeat at Stoke – but this win at the Emirates Stadium breathes life into their campaign and lifts them above United in the Barclays Premier League. Wenger had Emmanuel Adebayor injured and Robin van Persie suspended but Nasri provided the attacking threat, taking advantage of slack marking in each half to grab his fourth and fifth goals of the season.
download inferno dvd Referee Howard Webb, who was kept busy throughout, turned down appeals when Dimitar Berbatov was bundled over by Denilson, as well as when Gary Neville and Gael Clichy touched the ball with their arms. Then in the second half, Nasri appeared to be bundled over by Nemanja Vidic. Between those moments, there was absorbing end-to-end football.