Arsenal enjoyed a sweet win against their long-term rivals Man United at Old Trafford and it looks more than a win for the Gunners and Mikel Arteta as explained in his analysis by former player Martin Keown.
Paul Pogba’s wrong tackle against Hector Bellerin in the second half secured a penalty for the Gunners and it was well converted by Gabon international forward Pierre-Emerick Aumbeyang to decide the game.
The victory was the first of its kind for Arsenal in 14 years after enduring three defeats in their last four games in the Premier League.
The Gunners have now bounced back and will hope to continue with the good form.
Speaking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan, Martin Keown hailed the set up by the Gunners with impressive Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny at the midfield and how disciplined the whole team were in the game.
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He noted that Arsenal were able to build confidence from the start of the game because their plan worked as they were patient and passed the ball well to destabilize the Manchester United team.
Martin Keown, therefore, stated that the win should be a defining moment for Mikel Arteta who had his 40th game in charge of Arsenal against Man United manager who was celebrating his 100th game in charge at Old Trafford.
“It was in midfield where Arsenal took control of the game, and that was mainly down to Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny. The Gunners have struggled in that area in the past, but Partey is looking like a very good signing and Elneny has made such an improvement that feels like he is a new addition too”
Martin Keown noted that Arsenal wanted Lyon midfielder because of the creativity he has to offer the team but he is happy that the team is more solid with Thomas Partey, stressing that “being solid is a good place to start”.