Arsenal vs Man Utd Player Ratings: Late Drama at the Emirates

  • Arsenal produced late drama to get a 3-1 win over Manchester United at the Emirates
  • Manchester United had a late goal from Garnacho disallowed before conceding two late goals
  • Marcus Rashford and Martin Odegaard scored within a few minutes of each other in the first half
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Arsenal Player Ratings: Strong Statement from the Gunners

Aaron Ramsdale 6/10 – Not much wrong from the goalkeeper

Oleksandr Zinchenko 6/10 – Decent comeback for the defender

Gabriel Magalhaes 7/10 – Solid work in the centre of the defence

Ben White 7/10 – Able to provide a decent offensive threat

William Saliba 6/10 – Kept the United forwards quiet for most of the game

Martin Odegaard 8/10 – A stunning goal to level things at the Emirates

Declan Rice 8/10 – A solid and commanding performance while coming up with a late winner

Kai Havertz 5/10 – Missed a clear opportunity and made the error that led to Rashford’s goal

Bukayo Saka 7/10 – Constant threat but missed a late opportunity

Edward Nketiah 6/10 – A constant thorn for United

Gabriel Martinelli 7/10 – A decent threat for Arsenal in the final third


Gabriel Jesus 7/10 – Decent cameo with a late goal deep in injury-time

Fabio Vieira 6/10 – Provided a solid energy after coming on

Takehiro Tomiyasu 6/10 – Decent cameo appearance

Jorginho 5/10 – Too little time to make an impact

Nelson 5/10 – A late substitute appearance

Man Utd Player Ratings: Late Collapse from the Red Devils

Andre Onana 5/10 – Importance save to prevent Bukayo Saka but beaten at the near post by Declan Rice

Victor Lindelof 6/10 – Picked up a yellow card after a poor challenge on Nketiah

Diogo Dalot 6/10 – Kept Bukayo Saka quiet for a decent chunk of the game

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 6/10 – Able to deal with Gabriel Martinelli without too much offensive threat

Lisandro Martinez 8/10 – A commendable defensive performance throughout the match with plenty of blocks

Christian Eriksen 7/10 – Provided an excellent assist for Marcus Rashford’s opener

Casemiro 6/10 – Decent play in the middle of the park to have some control

Bruno Fernandes 6/10 – Unable to provide a huge impact with limited time on the ball

Antony 5/10 – Failed to offer much forward in the first half and was constantly forced back in the second

Marcus Rashford 8/10 – Classic counter-attacking goal from the England international

Anthony Martial 5/10 – Another mediocre performance from the Frenchman


Harry Maguire 6/10 – Solid performance after arriving as a substitute

Rasmus Hojlund 6/10 – Flashes of brilliance with astonishing pace

Alejandro Garnacho 6/10 – Almost scored a late counter-attacking goal

Jonny Evans 5/10 – Could have done much better to stop Declan Rice’s goal

Arsenal vs Man Utd Match Summary and Highlights

Arsenal picked up a spectacular 3-1 late victory over Manchester United to announce their intentions as one of the teams to compete for the title this season. Mikel Arteta’s team were solid throughout the 90 minutes, but they were quite unlikely to go a goal down in the 27th minute. Christian Eriksen pounced on an error from Kai Havertz to initiate a spectacular counter-attack that resulted in Rashford’s sixth goal against Arsenal. The lead, however, lasted only a minute as poor concentration from Manchester United allowed Martin Odegaard to smash from the equaliser.

The match appeared to be heading for a stalemate when Bukayo Saka missed from close range. Alejandro Garnacho came up with a spectacular counter-attack in the dying moments to score for United. However, the goal was disallowed for a marginal offside. This decision came back to hurt Manchester United not too late, as Declan Rice pounced on from a set-piece situation to smash the winner from close range. The former West Ham midfielder was able to beat Andre Onana at his near post.

Victor Lindelof Nketiah
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The three points were confirmed when Gabriel Jesus scored deep in injury time. It was a solid performance from Arsenal throughout the game. It is a result that confirms Arsenal’s status as a proper title challenger for Manchester City while further questions raised about Manchester United’s poor away form.

Man of the Match: Declan Rice

Declan Rice produced a match-winning performance to hand a big win for Arsenal against the Red Devils. The England international showed that he was worth the £100 million spent in the summer with a commanding performance in the middle of the park. His decisive contribution in the game came in a late corner, which he converted to hand Arsenal three big points.

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