Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United: Post-Match Player Ratings
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Arsenal continued their Premier League title charge with a thrilling 3-2 win over Erik ten Hag's in-form Manchester United side. 

The Red Devils took the lead through a superb Marcus Rashford goal in the 20th minute, but Arsenal were able to fight back and take the lead thanks to two vintage goals from English duo Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka

Lisandro Martinez, who opted for a move to Manchester over the Gunners in the summer, equalised for United on the hour mark.

It was Nketiah who stole the headlines though, as he poked the ball past David de Gea in the 90th minute to win the game for his side.

The result means that Mikel Arteta's side have restored their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points, with a game in hand over their nearest rivals Manchester City.

It was a thrilling game for the neutrals, but how did both sets of players get on?

  • Arsenal 

Aaron Ramsdale 7/10: Ramsdale was superb in between the sticks for Arsenal. He fumbled the ball for Martinez's goal, but more than made up for it with a string of good saves throughout the game, most notably making a great save to deny Rashford in the second half. 

Benjamin White 4/10 (45'): White played for the first 45 minutes, during which Rashford mostly had the beating of him. He went into the break on a booking and was subsequently replaced by Takehiro Tomiyasu for the second half. 

Gabriel Magalhaes 6/10: Gabriel had a solid game in defence for Arsenal and dealt well with the aerial presence of Wout Weghorst. 

William Saliba 6/10: Like his defensive parter, Saliba was solid at the back and comfortable on the ball under the immense press of United's attack.

Oleksandr Zinchenko 7/10: The Ukrainian left back was fantastic for Arsenal in all aspects - he was a threat going forward, comfortable on the ball in transition and did well to keep Antony quite for the majority of the game. 

Thomas Partey 6/10: The Ghanian dominated the midfield and was excellent at winning the ball back for Arsenal. However, he did poorly give away the ball for Rashford's opener.

Granit Xhaka 7/10: Xhaka put in a great shift for Arsenal, making some great runs on and off the ball. The Swiss midfielder also played a beautiful cross to provide the assist for the Gunners' equaliser.

Martin Odegaard 6/10 (90+3'): A relatively quiet night by the captain's high standards, but Odegaard still had a good game and controlled possession for the Gunners. He was able to make a few defence splitting passes on the edge of the United box. Replaced late on by Rob Holding.

Bukayo Saka 8/10: Saka had a fantastic game and scored an absolute belter to give Arsenal the lead - whipping the ball into the far bottom corner from outside the box. The 21-year-old had the better of Luke Shaw for large parts of the game and showed immense skill whilst on the ball. 

Eddie Nketiah 9/10: Chants of 'Eddie, Eddie, Eddie' could be heard at the final whistle, and that speaks volumes. Nketiah made it clear that he was more than just a stand-in for the injured Gabriel Jesus. The 23-year-old scored a brilliant brace and won his side the game.

Gabriel Martinelli 6/10 (82'): The Brazilian winger had the beating of Aaron Wan-Bissaka all night and looked dangerous down the left hand side. He was replaced by Leandro Trossard.


Takehiro Tomiyasu 7/10 (45'): Tomiyasu came on as a half-time substitute for White and did brilliantly to nullify Rashford in the second half. He also provided the assist for Saka's wonder goal.

Leandro Trossard 5/10 (82'): Arsenal's new signing wasn't on the pitch long enough to make a real impact, but looked very promising after coming on for Martinelli.

Rob Holding 5/10 (90+3'): Holding wasn't on the pitch long enough to make a real impact, after coming on for Odegaard.

  • Manchester United

David de Gea 6/10: Much like Ramsdale, de Gea was excellent for his side. He made a number of good saves, but his performance was let down by his distribution.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 4/10: Wan-Bissaka fell asleep for Arsenal's equaliser allowing Nketiah a free header. The full back was tormented by Martinelli throughout the match, but did improve as the game went on.

Raphael Varane 5/10 (90+2'): The French centre half had a decent game overall and didn't do anything significantly wrong. He was eventually replaced by Alejandro Garnacho.

Lisandro Martinez 6/10: Martinez might be one of United's smallest players, but he is also one of their most passionate and he showed that against the Gunners. He played with heart and reacted quickest to equalise for his side with a second half header. Overall, a very good performance.

Luke Shaw 5/10: Dealing with Saka is a tough job for anyone, but overall Shaw did an alright job of doing so. Whilst Saka had a great game and scored, Shaw only struggled when Arsenal doubled up on him with their full back.

Christian Eriksen 5/10: The Danish international looked good on the ball, but was largely dominated in the physical midfield battle.

Scott McTominay 4/10: McTominay didn't have the best of times against Arsenal and was the worst in United's midfield. He showed just how important the suspended Casemiro is.

Bruno Fernandes 6/10: Fernandes showed how good he is on the ball and made a number of dangerous passes throughout the game, assisting Rashford for the opening goal.

Antony 6/10 (71'): Manchester United's marquee summer signing, who scored against Arsenal in his debut, looked dangerous at the Emirates Stadium. He showed flashes of skill, but did not make a huge difference to the game. He was eventually replaced by Fred.

Marcus Rashford 7/10: Rashford was the Red Devils' best player by a country mile and opened the scoring with arguably the best goal of the game. The 25-year-old has been in brilliant form since returning from the World Cup and played very well again.

Wout Weghorst 3/10: The striker on loan from Burnley largely went missing against Arsenal. Despite being the most physical player on the pitch, Arsenal's defenders were able to deal with him pretty easily.


Fred 5/10 (71'): Fred replaced Antony with 20 minutes to go as it looked like United were shutting up shop, but that game plan was foiled by Nketiah. He did not do anything of significance in his time on the pitch.

Alejandro Garnacho 5/10 (90+2'): Garnacho wasn't on the pitch long enough to make a real impact. He came on for Varane.