Manchester United and Arsenal played out to a 1-1 draw in a match many have argued failed to live up to expectations.
The draw left Manchester United lying 10th on 9 Points, their worst point tally in a PL Season after Seven Games. Arsenal are 4th on 12 Points.
The Only major talking point from the match remains to be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal that was awarded by the VAR despite protests from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Well, Apart from the Yellow Cards awarded left, right and center during the game, here are other talking points and Key Stats during and After the Match as Compiled by Opta Joe.
TALKING POINTS FROM UNITED-ARSENAL CLASH
- The Monday Night Clash was the first top-flight meeting between Man Utd and Arsenal with the Red Devils starting the day in the bottom half of the table since 3rd December 1989, when Arsenal won 1-0 at Highbury
- Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 13 home league games against Arsenal since a 0-1 loss in September 2006 (W8 D5).
- Bukayo Saka is the youngest player to ever start a Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal.
- There were no shots in the opening 27 minutes of the Man United Vs Arsenal game, the longest wait for a first attempt in a single Premier League game this season. Stale.
- Scott McTominay’s goal was his first at Old Trafford in his 25th appearance at the ground in all competitions.
- Arsenal haven’t won away against Manchester United in league competition when conceding a goal since November 1977 (2-1).
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the first Arsenal player to score as many as seven goals in the Gunners’ first seven Premier League games of a season since Dennis Bergkamp in 1997-98.
- Manchester United’s haul of nine points from their opening seven league games is their lowest at this stage of a top-flight campaign since 1989-90.
- Manchester United have won 49 points in their 28 Premier League games under Ole Gunnnar Solksjaer – two fewer than they did in their final 28 under Jose Mourinho (51).
Up Next for Manchester United is an away Europa League clash against Russian Side AZ Alkamaar before taking on Newcastle United in the English Premier League.
Meanwhile, Unai Emery’s side will host Belgian Side Standard Liege in a Europa League clash at the Emirates Stadium before taking on Bournemouth in a Premier League clash.