Arsenal Make Man United Cry at Old Trafford

Arsenal made a bounce back from two consecutive Premier League defeats in the hands of Manchester City and Leicester City when we battled with Manchester United in today's Super Sunday fixture.

A penalty kick from our skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the second period of the derby was the only difference in the much anticipated match on a ground where we are know to have gotten several unfavourable outcomes in many years.

The win no doubt comes as a jinx breaker for the Gunners who have not won any game at Old Trafford since the year 2006. For Aubameyang, it was the appropriate time to put to an end his goal barrenness in five matches.

Mikel Arteta watched his side play their rivals in a below par performance. Below par because this fixture has been known over the years to be one with great vibes plus moments of astonishment. Those elements were lacking in this one as both sides struggled to stamp authority.

Nevertheless, we were the better team overall. From Bernd Leno between the sticks to Alexandre Lacazette upfront, every Arsenal player who made the starting lineup made great impact.

Gabriel Magalhaes was top notch as usual, sending out every threatening ball from the opposition camp, hence, his being adjudged Man of the Match wasn't an error. His intervention to obstruct Martial late in the game helped us remain in it.

In the heart of midfield were Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey. They both did the dirty job while acting as cover for our well-coordinated backline. The latter topped the chart for interceptions, possessions won, tackles, touches as well as completed dribbles. 

Elneny came close to scoring an own goal which would had been an equaliser for the hosts when his block headed towards goal. A big thanks to the face of Leno that sent it off the post.

Bukayo Saka was on the rampage with the combo of Auba and Tierney on the left flank. The group tortured Wan-Bisakka a lot but Saka ought to have done better with that first half header. Nice try though!

We won't forget to mention Willian's efforts to keep the team going forward despite losing the ball on some occasions. He could have added his name to today's scorers' list if not for the crossbar which denied his strike from going in.

We didn't get so many chances but one of the few was what Arsenal capitalised upon to get three points from the hands of the Red Devils. Another outstanding figure Hector Bellerin was fouled in the box by Paul Pogba and something surprising happened.

Mike Dean pointed to the spot in favour of Arsenal in a game against Manchester United. Mike Dean? Arsenal? If this is a dream, please don't wake me up. Auba stepped forward, took it and De Gea went the wrong way. 1-0!

That kick was all what we needed to seal a victory. It wasn't an easy task watching us fight to keep the lead as Ole Gunnar's side tried hard to get a comeback. Sweet result and a boost for us going into other games.

Next up will be Arsenal at home against Molde. That will be in the Europa League and after that, we'll still be at the Emirates Stadium to play Aston Villa in the league on Sunday.

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