In 1991, with Arsenal having won the league because of Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest, the United players gave the champions Arsenal a guard of honour onto the Highbury pitch also in in the 2004–05 season, Manchester United performed one for the league winners Chelsea. Manchester United now have the opportunity to be applauded by the two giants of London before the season runs out.
From an Arsenal point of view, the issue will be complicated by the presence of Robin Van Persie given the animosity from some Gunners supporters to the £24million departure of their former captain to United, where he has gone on to score 28 goals. Nevertheless, Press Association Sport understands Arsenal will proceed with the plans to mark United's achievements.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had been reluctant to discuss the issue ahead of their Premier League game at Fulham. "Manchester United have won the title. Do they win it here or somewhere else? It is done".
Here in Sportunes we believe in spirit of fair play, If united had enough class to applaud Arsenal 22 years ago, then the gesture should be reciprocated.