Arsenal defeated Manchester United 2-0 on Sunday in a big result for the team’s top four hopes, particularly as it was the last big-six game of the season for Unai Emery’s side.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal started the day a point behind United, with the chance to overtake them whilst also gaining three points on Tottenham Hotspur, after Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost to Southampton. Plus, Chelsea dropped two points to Wolves earlier in the day, so it was a huge opportunity for the Gunners.

Thankfully, it was one they were ready to take. Granit Xhaka scored a swerving shot from range after just twelve minutes, and despite a number of chances for the away side, it was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who doubled Arsenal’s lead with a second-half penalty.

The three points leave Arsenal one behind Spurs, two ahead of Manchester United and three ahead of Chelsea having played a game more.

Let’s have a look at our player ratings for Sunday’s match.

Starting XI

  • Bernd Leno 8.5
  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos 8
  • Laurent Koscielny 8
  • Nacho Monreal 7.5
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles 8.5
  • Aaron Ramsey 8
  • Granit Xhaka 9
  • Sead Kolasinac 7.5
  • Mesut Özil 8
  • Alexandre Lacazette 8.5
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 8

Substitutes

  • Substitute 1 – Alex Iwobi 7
  • Substitute 2 – Denis Suarez 7.5
  • Substitute 3 – Eddie Nketiah 7

For a full breakdown of each player’s performance, check out our in-depth player ratings.