Watch: This Arsenal v Manchester United match will make you long for Vieira v Keane

Remember when Arsenal v Manchester United matches were good?  Keane v Vieira.  Schmeichel v Wright.  Sheringham v Adams. Umbro v Nike.  Those were the days.

Here are 6 things we learnt from their encounter at Highbury in November 1997.

Nicolas Anelka marked his arrival

The young French striker set the tone for his time at Arsenal by smashing one in at Schemichel’s near post. He went on to score 9 goals that season including one in the FA Cup final.

Vieira needed to tone down his celebration

The Arsenal centre mid scored the 2nd goal in a 3-2 win, and engaged in an uncharacteristic slide on both knees. He had to be substituted at half-time and missed the next 5 weeks with a knee injury as Arsenal lost 3 times out of 4.

Teddy Sheringham loved to wind up Gooners

The former Spurs striker loved to wind up Arsenal fans and he had amble opportunity after scoring 2 for Manchester United.  The 1st was a glancing header and the 2nd a classy left foot finish from out of the box.

Schmeichel made an incredible save from Christopher Wreh

In the build up to David Platt’s goal, the Manchester United goalie made an incredible save from Christopher Wreh. George Weah’s cousin hit a first time shot that deflected and Schmeichal clawed out of the air.  He was also wearing an incredible 90s goalie shirt.

David Platt leaps like a salmon

The England midfielder signed for Arsenal from Sampdoria in 1995 and had an important role in the double winning season. As Andy Gray said his header at a corner was unstoppable.

The 90s were a great era for football shirts

Arsenal rocked a classic Nike shirt with a thick white collar whilst Manchester busted out an Umbro blue and black number

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