Manchester United won a Saturday night thriller with Jesse Lingard’s first Premier League brace and a world-class display from goalkeeper David de Gea. But Jose Mourinho’s joy will be dampened by a late red card for Paul Pogba who is now banned for three games including next weekend’s Manchester derby.
In the match of the season so far, catastrophic errors from Arsenal defenders Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi allowed Antonio Valencia and Lingard to put United 2-0 up inside 12 minutes – just days after Koscielny had bragged about Arsenal’s defensive record in a tweet.
Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal hope after 49 minutes before de Gea pulled off a string of outstanding stops, including a double-save from Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez, to keep his side level.
MATCH FACTS AND RATINGS
Arsenal (4-3-3): Cech 5.5; Koscielny 4, Mustafi 4.5 (Iwobi 15 6), Monreal 6; Bellerin 6.5, Xhaka 5.5 (Welbeck 70 6), Ramsey 7, Kolasinac 6 (Giroud 76 6); Ozil 6, Lacazette 8, Sanchez 7
Substitutes not used: Ospina (GK); Mertesacker, Wilshere, Coquelin
Scorer: Lacazette 49
Booked: Bellerin, Koscielny, Sanchez
Manchester United (3-4-3): De Gea 9.5; Lindelof 6, Smalling 6.5, Rojo 5; Valencia 7, Pogba 7, Matic 7.5, Young 6 (Rashford 90); Lingard 8.5 (Darmian 76, 6), Lukaku 7, Martial 6.5 (Herrera 67, 6)
Substitutes not used: Romero (GK); Mata, Blind, McTominay
Scorers: Valencia 4; Lingard 11, 63
Booked: Rojo, Herrera
Sent off: Pogba 74
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands) 7
Man of the Match: David de Gea.