Premier League LIVE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 69th-minute penalty guided Arsenal to their first win since 2006 against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Moreover, Mikel Arteta became the first manager in 100 years to win his first two games in charge of the Gunners against the Reds.
With the win, Arsenal ended their five-year wait for a Premier League away win against ‘Big Six’ opposition. The Gunners had not enjoyed such a win in 29 games since their victory at Manchester in January 2015.
The result leaves United still without a win at Old Trafford in the Premier League this season and it was a disappointing performance from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side after their impressive display in the 5-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League in midweek.
The decisive moment came when Paul Pogba stood on Hector Bellerin’s foot inside the area and Aubameyang kept his cool to convert the spot-kick.
United did hit the post through a deflected shot from substitute Donny van de Beek late in the game but Solskjaer’s 100th game as manager ended in a defeat which leaves them in 15th place with just seven points from six games.
Arsenal move up to ninth on 12 points. In another Premier League game on Sunday, Gareth Bale sealed a 2-1 Tottenham victory against Brighton.
Premier League table 2020/21
Premier League Gameweek 7 fixtures and results
Friday, October 30
- Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace
Saturday, October 31
- Sheffield United 0-1 Man City
- Burnley 0-3 Chelsea
- Liverpool 2-1 West Ham
Sunday, November 1
- Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton
- Newcastle 2-1 Everton
- Man United 0-1 Arsenal
- Tottenham 2-1 Brighton
Monday, November 2
- Fulham vs West Brom
- Leeds vs Leicester