Arsenal celebrate a goal at the Old Trafford, (c) Arsenal Twitter.

3 talking points as Arsenal finally beat Manchester United at Old Trafford

Arsenal grabbed three points against Manchester United to move to ninth in the Premier League standings in Sunday’s meeting.

Arsenal defeated Manchester United 1-0 at the Old Trafford, thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose penalty made the difference. Despite scoring just once, the Gunners had more clear-cut chances and dominated the player, and in hindsight, they were deserved winners in an enticing Premier League meeting.

The north London side won at the Old Trafford for the first time in 14 years and also defeated an opponent from the traditional top six for the first time since January 2015. Mikel Arteta surely got all of his tactics right but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a lot to worry about, from a tactical standpoint and also from a perspective that his players may not be ambitious enough.

Here is a look at the three talking points from the fixture.

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Arsenal could have paid the cost of two points for missing as many chances as they did. In all honesty, if it was not for Aubameyang’s penalty, they would have drawn. For a club that aspires to finish in the top four, they must take all chances they have especially in a clash against a rival for the Champions League spots.

Fortunately, the Gunners are defensively astute and even against a club like Manchester City, they conceded just one. However, on the flipside, they failed to trouble the opponent goalkeeper versus the Citizens as well as Leicester City, which still signals an inconsistent form and perhaps something to do with pressure.