At full throttle from the first minute, Arsenal proved too much for Manchester United on Sunday.

A 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium was all but wrapped up after just 20 minutes which saw Arsenal furiously pressure the visitors to force them into turning the ball over. United were awful playing out from the back as Arsenal gave them little time on the ball

“Our main aim was to press high up and win the ball back in dangerous areas. We knew we could capitalise on that and we did it,” Ramsey explained after the match. It worked perfectly, Arsenal were relentless in the opening stages and raced into a 2-0 lead after nine minutes before adding the third goal 10 minutes later.

“The work ethic of the whole team was brilliant today and that’s what we need to keep doing throughout the whole season to be successful.

“Hopefully now at home we can make a bit of a run and keep this up. The work-rate we showed today is what we have got to show week win, week out.”

Arsenal were so up for the game, fighting for every loose back and forcing errors right from the off. The team has been accused of sitting off opponents too often, or playing too slowly so the opposition can get into a solid shape.

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United weren’t allowed any of that comfort, and didn’t seem to realise what hit them.

Now, as Ramsey says, Arsenal can use the game to launch a title challenge.