Arsenal overcame their away day blues to snatch a point in a 1-1 draw away to Manchester United, with one player in particular impressing for the Gunners.
Scott McTominay gave United the lead with a goal in the 45th minute after a swift counter-attack. Daniel James sped down the right-hand side before playing a ball to Marcus Rashford, who in turn set up the Scotland international for the opening goal of the game.
Arsenal were level just 13 minutes into the second-half after Axel Tuanzebe played a poor pass across the pitch to Bukayo Saka, who set-up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the equaliser. The goal was initially called offside, but VAR intervened after replays showed the Gabonese forward was well onside (via BBC).
Matteo Guendouzi once again produced a good performance in the middle of the park to lead the Gunners’ attacks. The French midfielder had the joint-third highest pass success rate of any player on the field, as well as attempting the second-most tackles and clearances in a well-rounded display (via WhoScored).
Saka also proved to be a key figure in the game for Unai Emery’s side. As well as providing the assist for Aubameyang’s goal, the 18-year-old attempted the most dribbles of any Arsenal player.
However, it was Aubameyang who flew under the radar last night, proving to be potent in front of goal. The Gabon international proved cool and calm, scoring with his only shot on goal. His goal last night was his seventh in the first seven Premier League games so far this season, the first Arsenal player to reach that figure so quickly since Dennis Bergkamp in the 1997/98 campaign (via Goal).
Football.london were also impressed as they gave Aubameyang a seven out of 10, commenting on his goal.
They said: “This was shaping up to be a frustrating evening for the Arsenal striker, dropping shorter and shorter to get anything on the ball. Then Saka slipped him in and he took his one chance with grace and impudence.” (Source: football.london)
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