Arsenal responded to a Europa League loss in France to Rennes with a good performance against rivals Manchester United as they beat them 2-0 to reclaim the fourth spot in the league table.

Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the goalscorers for the Gunners, who had to defend very well to deny United from scoring.

After quite an open start to the game where Romelu Lukaku had a great chance to score but only managed to hit the bar, Arsenal took the lead through Xhaka in the 12th minute.

The Swiss international received the ball in space and had a pop at goal. David de Gea lost sight of the ball, went the wrong way and couldn’t recover in time.

From that time until the second Arsenal goal, United had very presentable opportunities to equalise, especially for Lukaku. However, the Belgian was indecisive in front of goal. 

The Gunners defended well, throwing bodies on the line, and Bernd Leno also made few good saves.

Then, 20 minutes from time, Fred fouled Alexandre Lacazette in the box and Aubameyang converted the subsequent spot-kick.

It was a good display from Unai Emery’s men, who are now fourth in the table and have a good chance of catching Tottenham Hotspur in third.

Here’s how we rated their players today: