Arsenal handed Manchester United their first domestic defeat under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as they bagged a comfortable 2-0 win at the Emirates thanks to goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Here’s how the visitors fared in the high-intensity top 4 Premier League encounter:
DAVID DE GEA: 3
Inexplicably failed to save a distant Xhaka shot that a keeper of his calibre should have kept out quite comfortably. Was also easily beaten by Aubameyang’s penalty. Ball distribution poor as well.
ASHLEY YOUNG: 5
Kept switching between a right-back and a right-sided centre-back to counter Arsenal‘s formation. Appeared fatigued.
VICTOR LINDELOF: 3.5
Looked panicky, perhaps due to the fact that he had to deal with two strikers. His worst performance in months.
CHRIS SMALLING: 6
The better of the two centre-backs. Dealt calmly with the Gunners’ strikeforce.
LUKE SHAW: 6
Attacked consistently down the left. Almost bagged an assist in the first half, as his pinpoint cross was directed towards the crossbar by Romelu Lukaku.
DIOGO DALOT: 5
Failed to showcase the attacking form he displayed in Paris. Did create a half-chance or two.
NEMANJA MATIC: 4
Being sidelined for more than two weeks took its toll on the Serbian’s performance in London.
Hit the post in the first half. Wasteful at times, but was arguably his side’s best central midfielder on the night. Conceded the penalty through his clumsy foul on Alex Lacazette.
PAUL POGBA: 5
Was barely involved until Solskjaer changed the team’s formation. Simply didn’t do enough to make a notable impact.
MARCUS RASHFORD: 5
Questionable decision-making when it came to his passes in the final third. Dangerous on the ball at times, but barely any end product.
ROMELU LUKAKU: 5
Wasted numerous chances which he should have converted, especially with his side a goal down. Did work hard, and held the ball well.
ANTHONY MARTIAL: 5
Couldn’t make a decent impact upon his first return from injury.
MASON GREENWOOD: 5
Looked absolutely fearless on his Premier League debut.