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.
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.
Bernd Leno 8.5
Leno made four saves, which was four more than David De Gea managed at the other end. United pressed high and made it difficult to play out, but the 27-year-old still found some nice passes. The goalkeeper did particularly well in one-on-one situations, and he really seems to be coming into his own with Arsenal recently.
For the first time in a long time, it doesn’t feel like a guaranteed goal when an opposition striker runs clear of the defence. The crowd loved the German’s performance, chanting “Leno! Leno! Leno!” after every big save.
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