Arsenal conspired to beat themselves 3-1 at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon in the days late kick-off.

Firing off 33 shots (to United’s 8), Arsenal certainly didn’t hold back or look scared against United. Rather, it was their inbuilt ability to shoot themselves in the foot and then follow that up with a hatchet to the head that was their undoing.

So how did the players do? For a 3-1 defeat to a Jose Mourinho Manchester United, surprisingly well…



Petr Cech 7

Didn’t really have anything to do other than pick the ball out of his net three times.

Shkodran Mustafi 4

Dreaming on the ball, got caught, Arsenal went two down, he went off injured.

Laurent Koscielny 5

His awful pass gifted United possession, leading to their early opener. A times he looked old.

Nacho Monreal 7

Nacho was Nacho, thankfully.

Next, midfield….

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