Composed Gunners Gun Down Gunnar to Reclaim Fourth Spot

pierre emerick aubameyang scores penalty against man united

Arsenal seized the opportunity to climb to fourth spot by beating Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Super Sunday. The 2-0 victory gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first Premier League loss since taking over as caretaker coach.

Tottenham's loss to Southampton and a Chelsea draw against Wolverhampton flung open the door for the Gunners' return to Champions League region.

The result was not one expected by many. I could remember how some United fans who we watched the game together wrote us off as soon as the game kicked off.

One saw how well we started the game and said that it was our tradition to dominate for the first ten minutes after which we will go missing. He was made to eat his words eventually.

The opening period saw our striking duo of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette cause concern for the visitors with their shots. United were also close but the woodwork denied Romelu Lukaku's strike.

It did not take Arsenal long before showing that they have recovered from Thursday night's Europa League shock. In the 12th minute, Lacazette provided the ball for Granit Xhaka who struck into the net from outside the box.

It was a dramatic moment as it looked like the ball was blown the other way thereby causing confusion for David De Gea.

The Red Devils had a repeat of the woodwork-obstructed strike through Fred. Bernd Leno was called to action by a Lukaku close-range effort shortly after.

Our goalkeeper again impressed in goal just like he did in the North London derby. Not too long after the break, the German left his line to make another save from Lukaku.

It was nervy to see Arsenal have just a one-goal lead but the fears got calmed when Jon Moss pointed to the spot for a foul on Lacazette. Aubameyang stepped forward and unlike against Spurs, he scored his 20th in all competitions for the season.

Three points, then a clean sheet was ours at the end of the day as we leapfrogged Man United to sit on fourth spot.

Next will be a mission to overturn our 3-1 away loss to Rennes in the Europa League this Thursday. I hope today's result boosts our morale so that we can get qualification to the quarter-finals.

Congratulations to all Arsenal fans out there for today's display. Let's get the party started!

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