Arsenal suffer defeat at home in the premier league for the first time in 11 months in spite of best performance due to the 14 outstanding saves from Manchester United’s goal keeper De Gea.
Following two defensive errors by two central defenders Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi, United through Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard in the 3rd and 11th minutes respectively scored as the visitors took comfortable lead.
Alexandre Lacazette pulled one 4 minutes after second half kicked off before Lingard killed it off at 63rd minute from Paul Pogba’s cutback as the French man was later red carded for a dangerous tackle on Hector Bellarin.
Arsenal enjoyed much of the possession of the game with sparkling dominion, producing 33 shots at goal but De Gea who Wenger branded “absolutely outstanding” frustrated most of the efforts of the home side except Lacazette’s goal.
Although Lacazette and Granit Xhaka’s attempts were frustrated by bar, Jesse Lingard could have made brace if not denied by the bar too at the 48th minutes.
De Gea made 14 saves, in one notable incidence the 27-year-old made double save from Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette shots not forgetting the denying Bellarin and Saed Kolasinac goals in a series and preventing a Lukaku own goal.
He was named man of the match following his performance and Mourinho told the Spaniard international, what he saw was the best goalkeeper in the word.
The win reduces the gap between United and City who are yet to play their game tomorrow [Sunday] to 5 points. Meanwhile Arsenal loses their 4th place to Liverpool.
In their next fixture, Arsenal will play in the Europa League against BATE Barisov before responding to premier league call on Sunday against Southampton.
Where Manchester United will be in search of a point from CSKA Moscow to progress to the next stage in the Champions League before returning to another hectic day in the premier league as they’ll host easy scoring table leaders Manchester City on Sunday.