Celtic hero Chris Sutton produced a typical Chris Sutton response to a boasting English fan after the Manchester United vs Arsenal contest.

The Premier League giants met last night at Old Trafford in a game brimming with big mistakes. Scott McTominay and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang traded goals to tie the contest. However, both sides gave the ball away an incredible amount during the match.

Man Utd and Arsenal struggled to show much quality last night (Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

There wasn’t a lot of quality on show from either side. Both have been struggling to make an impression in the Premier League this season, with both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Unai Emery under pressure respectively.

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And as Sutton commented on how poor a game it was last night, he hit back at a fan who tried to claim both sides would still beat the Glasgow big two.

 

Celtic shouldn’t be fazed by either side

Sutton was clearly being tongue-in-cheek here. However, Celtic shouldn’t hold any fear if they draw either of these two sides in the last-32.

All teams have still to qualify of course, and we have our hands full with a tricky-looking group too. But there’s no denying that both Man Utd and Arsenal have been in decline for a long period. Last night, neither of them looked like they would be anything to overly fear.

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Unai Emery’s Arsenal look incredibly vulnerable (Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

That’s not to say we would knock them out. Both teams have some top quality in their ranks. However, as a team, Celtic should easily fancy giving either a good contest.

To act as though Callum McGregor, Scott Brown, and Olivier Ntcham couldn’t compete against the likes of Scott McTominay or Matteo Guendouzi is ridiculous. Celtic would give either side problems and make a clear game of it.

Neil Lennon won’t be scared of the Europa League’s English sides (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s different if we were to draw a rampant Manchester City or Liverpool in Champions League action. They both have a scary amount of talent and a relentless winning record. But neither Arsenal nor United can boast that.

Celtic lost to Arsenal back in 2009 under Tony Mowbray in a Champions League playoff tie. We did, however, famously qualify for the Champions League last-16 before Man United in the same group back in 2006. Hopefully, we get the chance to show where we’re at by competing against either side this season.

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