A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty was sufficient to present Arsenal a 1-0 win over a lacklustre Manchester United facet on Sunday afternoon.
In a primary half of few probabilities, Willian got here closest to breaking the impasse when he fired a shot away that clipped the bar.
After the break, the Gunners drew first blood from the penalty spot. Paul Pogba was the responsible social gathering, bringing Hector Bellerin down within the field and Aubameyang was medical from 12 yards.
United got here tantalisingly near levelling issues up with simply over 5 minutes to play when Mohamed Elneny’s tried clearance cannoned off Bernd Leno and onto the put up.
David de Gea (GK) – 6/10 – Didn’t handle to maintain out the penalty, which was one among his solely items of motion all recreation.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) – 6/10 – Wonderful defensively as all the time, racking up three blocks. Didn’t provide a lot going ahead.
Victor Lindelof (CB) – 6/10 – A few sloppy moments. Misplaced his man a number of occasions and it may have proved expensive.
Harry Maguire (CB) – 7/10 – His heading from corners was United’s most potent attacking menace. Appeared snug on the again.
Luke Shaw (LB) – 7/10 – Did properly towards Willian and Hector Bellerin who tried to doubled up on him. A great response to his critics.
Fred (CM) – 5/10 – Arsenal tried to nullify his creativity by having Alexandre Lacazette man mark him. For probably the most half, it labored with the Brazilian hooked on the hour mark.
Scott McTominay (CM) – 6/10 – With Fred pinned in, the Scot struggled to affect the sport.
Paul Pogba (CM) – 4/10 – Continuously dispossessed. After some early promise on this new formation, his efficiency was actually disappointing. The penalty he gave away was additionally extraordinarily clumsy.
Bruno Fernandes (AM) – 5/10 – Certainly one of his most underwhelming shows in a United shirt. Struggled to impose himself.
Mason Greenwood (ST) – 6/10 – Had little service all through the sport. When he did get a sight at aim, he appeared sharp.
Marcus Rashford (ST) – 6/10 – Performed the position of creator in United’s entrance two. Some flashes of brilliance right here and there, however largely nameless.
Nemanja Matic – 6/10
Donny van de Beek – 6/10
Edinson Cavani – N/A
Bernd Leno (GK) – 6/10 – Only one save to make. We’re not counting the one which he saved out along with his head…
Rob Holding (CB) – 8/10 – Wonderful efficiency. Made probably the most clearances for his workforce with 5.
Gabriel (CB) – 8/10 – Composed, authoritative and used the ball properly. Saying that, was maybe fortunate to not obtain a second yellow card for a slipshod problem on Greenwood.
Kieran Tierney (CB) – 8/10 – Whipped in some very harmful crosses regardless of being a part of the again three.
Hector Bellerin (RWB) – 7/10 – His good run received his facet the penalty. It was one of many solely moments of high quality in a reasonably drab recreation.
Mohamed Elneny (CM) – 7/10 – All motion show in the course of the park. An excellent foil for Partey.
Thomas Partey (CM) – 8/10 – Was in all places for his facet. An outstanding all-round midfielder efficiency. His dynamism and intelligence helped the Gunners dominate the midfield.
Bukayo Saka (LWB) – 7/10 – Let a golden likelihood go begging simply earlier than the break. Aside from that he did properly. Majority of Arsenal’s play went down his facet.
Willian (RW) – 6/10 – Got here closest to breaking the impasse within the first half. Struggled to trigger Shaw that many issues over the 90 minutes.
Alexandre Lacazette (ST) – 7/10 – Requested to play a tricky position defensively however man marked Fred very properly. Struggled within the attacking part however within the Frenchman’s defence, he was typically remoted.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (LW) – 7/10 – Calmness personified from the spot. Was quiet apart from that however who cares? He is a match winner.
Eddie Nketiah – 6/10
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 5/10
Shkodran Mustafi – 5/10