Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd:impressive night of football,As Gunners reap first win under Arteta & keep top-4 hope alive
an impressive night of football, Arsenal outclassed Manchester United to win 2-0 at the Emirates. The Gunners picked up their first win under Mikel Arteta in high style as they blew away their old rivals in the first-half and outlasted them in the second.
Arsenal won for the second time in 13 Premier League games after Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis scored against Manchester United.
Mikel Arteta tasted victory for the first time since taking charge of Arsenal after Nicolas Pepe’s third league goal of the season put his side on course for a 2-0 victory over Manchester United at Emirates Stadium.
Ivory Coast international Pepe capitalised on a nervous start to the game by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who lost for only the second time in 10 league games after failing to expose Arsenal’s flaws in the way Chelsea had done in a 2-1 win on the same ground three days earlier.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos doubled Arsenal’s lead just before half-time and the hosts’ improvement was testament to Arteta’s impact on a squad that has appeared disjointed for much of this season.
The revived performances of Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka in the Gunners’ midfield will have particularly pleased the coach, who delivered Arsenal’s second victory in 13 gruelling Premier League games that had seen them drop into the bottom half of the table, this result lifting them back up to 10th and offering cause for optimism at the start of 2020.