"He was dragged off in a game before the World Cup started in a friendly and that set the tone, "you do what I ask you, or you ain't going to play".
Anthony Martial, on his 23rd birthday, cancelled out Shkodran Mustafi's opener in the first half following an error from goalkeeper David de Gea. But they couldn't stay ahead for long, with United's second equalizer coming just 74 seconds after Lacazette's goal.
And Isco would be a marquee signing that could take Arsenal to the next level.More news: Trump pays respect to George H.W. Bush at Capitol Rotunda
30- Goal! United hit back!
The youthful look of the lineup meant van Gaal's possession game was infused by a healthy helping of fearlessness and pace as United stunned the title-chasers to win 3-2.
Peep! We are underway in Manchester!
Aaron Ramsey has been handed the armband for the evening, the Welsh midfielder was superb against Spurs.More news: First post-wedding pictures of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
The Manchester United manager also put Antonio Valencia's availability in doubt during his pre-match press conference, while adding that the likes of Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly are facing a race against time to be fit enough to start. I wonder if Arsenal will offer him a new contract?
The United manager told a Brazilian TV channel following the 2-2 draw at Southampton that his team, eight points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal, would need to do something special to finish in the Champions League places. "You have to take the positives from somewhere and that's the job of the management, to say "listen there were certain things we can take positives from" then build on it".
When Manchester United swapped Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez in January, we thought it was a steal.
The draw keeps United without a Premier League victory in four matches while Unai Emery's men were unable get their first win in 12 league attempts at Old Trafford.More news: George HW Bush's Service Dog, Sully, Mourns Owner in Viral Photo