The gunners welcomed Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday and they beat them 2-0 thanks to a disciplined performance from Unai Emery’s men. Arsenal boss Unai Emery came into this game with a lot on his mind because the gunners had lost 3-1 to Rennes on Thursday.
The gunners were considered to be the underdogs in this game by many pundits and the media but they were the first to go in front through Granit Xhaka who once again went on the score sheet by using a powerful shot. Manchester United looked set to get into the game and had a couple of chances to equalise but the gunners were very alert at the back, and Bernd Leno was very outstanding because he made many crucial saves.
The gunners layer doubled their lead in the second half through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who scored from the penalty spot to give Arsenal the three important points. Unai Emery surprised everyone when he selected many attacking midfielders in the squad that faced an on form Manchester United side.
“I don’t know if it’s the best performance this season. I think we’re improving and also I think we’re being competitive in different matches, away from home and against different teams.” Unai Emery told Arsenal’s official website.
“We responded and sometimes you’ve seen different systems and different players, but above all we can feel today very proud of every player.”
You can clearly tell the Arsenal boss was very pleased with the performance because he took risks and they luckily won the match, surprisingly with a clean sheet which has been rare for them this season.