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Arsenal End Man United’s Unbeaten Run

Granit Xhaka’s goal and a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty saw Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates and inflict a first Premier League defeat on United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Xhaka opened the scoring after 12 minutes when David De Gea appeared to be deceived by his swerving long-range shot, with Aubameyang sealing the points from the spot after the break.

Arsenal had shown their attacking intent in the opening moments, SeadKolasinac’s cross just eluding Alexandre Lacazette.

Lacazette’s strike partner Aubameyang was soon into the action, shooting over, but United clicked into gear and hit the bar when Luke Shaw foundBack came United as the open start continued, Fred’s strike beating Bernd Leno but coming back off the post, and at the other end Aaron Ramsey scooped over after a neat build-up.

Lacazette’s powerful shot cannoned to safety off Chris Smalling as the home side looked for a second before Pogba curled an ambitious long-range strike into Leno’s gloves.

Arsenal threatened on the half-hour, Aubameyangfizzing the ball across goal, but United responded as Lukaku tried to find Fred after Leno had blocked his shot but the home side cleared.

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About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.