Arsenal finally manages to beat a top-six team while away in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta became the first Arsenal manager since 1925 to win his first two games against Manchester United. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang sent David De Gea the wrong way to score from the spot after Hector Bellerin was fouled by Paul Pogba in the box.
The Gunnars also secured their first win at Old Trafford since 2006 delighting the fans after a great team’s performance against United.
The London club also ended their 29 games streak of going without an away win against the Premier League “big six”. Arsenal won their first away game against another top club in the Premier League since 2015/16 season.
Gabriel was rock solid at the back as he contained Marcus Rashford well. Their latest signing from Atletico Madrid, Thomas Partey, was another top performer at Old Trafford as he nullified Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the midfield. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester side set up a diamond formation and struggled due to the overlapping wingbacks of Arsenal.
The Gunnars dominated possession in the first half and had the better chances in the game. United’s players looked tired and lacked ambition. The Red Devils are without a win at home in the Premier League this season after losing to Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspurs, Arsenal, while only managing to salvage a point against Chelsea. Their goal scoring capabilities at home have been extremely poor this season as they have just scored 3 goals at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner and it will boost the confidence of the player who is yet to find his last season’s form. Aubameyang has recently signed a contract extension and Arsenal will be depending on his form this season. The Gabon international led his side to a FA Cup win last season and followed by the win in the Community shield. The forward has scored just two goals in Premier League this season and will be hoping to regain his lethal goalscoring form. Aubameyang and Lacazette have formed a good partnership under Arteta as they have been leading the club’s attack and will be hoping to do so till the end of this season.
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