A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty earned Arsenal their first Premier League win at Manchester United in 14 years with a 1-0 result on Sunday.
Paul Pogba brought down Hector Bellerin in the box during the second half and Aubameyang scored the penalty. United have failed to win any of the first four matches at Old Trafford in the league as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lost his 100th game in charge.
Arsenal also ended their five-year wait for a Premier League away win against “Big Six” opposition. They had not enjoyed such a win in 29 games since their victory at Manchester City in January 2015. Arsenal were by far the better team in the first half and almost took the lead after 39 minutes when Willian’s curling shot hit the post.
An unmarked Bukayo Saka had a great chance to put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half-time but his header went over the bar. Both teams missed good chances after the break when Aubameyang’s curling shot missed the target while Harry Maguire’s header went wide. After 69 minutes, Pogba didn’t track Bellerin’s run and brought down the defender in the box. Arsenal were awarded the penalty and Aubameyang converted from the spot.
United almost equalised late on after Donny Van de Beek’s cross was deflected off the post but the visitors came away with a much deserved victory.
“We’re creating expectation. We want to beat [the other ‘Big Six’ teams] all the time and compete for the league with them. We will evolve and get better at other things so we can go to any ground and be competitive which is something already positive,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said.