Arsenal legend Alan Smith has admitted his old side have a mental block against today’s FA Cup opponents Manchester United, in his column for the Daily Telegraph.
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Arsenal travel to Old Trafford tonight looking for their first win away to the Red Devils since all the way back in 2006, and that could give Louis van Gaal’s side the egde, according to Smith.
“That is what favours Van Gaal’s team here — an apparent mental block within their opponents to get the job done on occasions like this,” smith said. “It has been eight and a half years since Arsenal won at Old Trafford.
“For my old team at least, this is about conquering that old hurdle known as belief.”