Manchester United lost 3-2 against Premier League leaders Arsenal at The Emirates in what was a pulsating top of the table clash.
Here are six things we learned from Arsenal against Manchester United.
Marcus Rashford scores at The Emirates for first time
United’s in-form number ten gave Erik ten Hag’s side the lead with a stunning dipping effort from distance after nonchalantly nutmegging Thomas Partey.
The 25-year-old scored on his eighth appearance at The Emirates to take his tally for the season to 17 goals across all competitions.
Lisandro Martinez scores first goal for Manchester United
United’s Argentine warrior was wearing a headband after suffering a nasty blow in the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.
But that didn’t stop our aggressive number six from bringing us level with a clever looping header after Aaron Ramsdale spilled Christian Eriksen’s corner.
It was the World Cup winner’s first goal for the Red Devils.
Bukayo Saka joins three-man list containing Thierry Henry
Not to be denied by his England teammate Rashford, Arsenal’s number seven gave the hosts the lead in the second half after Eddie Nketiah drew the Gunners level in the first half.
Like Rashford’s strike against Ramsdale, Saka gave David de Gea no chance with his strike into the far bottom corner.
Saka joined Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg in scoring against the Busby Babes in three consecutive games.
Casemiro’s calming presence a big miss
Coming to north London without our influential number 18 was a massive blow, and the absence of our midfield enforcer left a gaping hole in the team.
Scott McTominay was the man tasked with replacing the five-time Champions League winner and as industrious as the Scotland international is, United’s number 39 doesn’t carry the same aura as the former Real Madrid ace.
The 69-time Brazil international’s calming presence was sorely missed and there were times Ten Hag’s side became increasingly erratic when they needed the cool, calm and collected Casemiro.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka responds after big error
United’s number 29 has been relatively faultless since returning to the fold after the World Cup.
But after losing possession in the build up to Arsenal’s equaliser, Wan-Bissaka then switched off when occupying the left-back position at the worst time.
The former England Under-21 international was caught ball watching which allowed Nketiah to head home Arsenal’s equaliser.
Wan-Bissaka responded well against the tricky challenge posed by Gabriel Martinelli, but his lapse in concentration was costly.
Out of the title race
Nketiah’s late winner, which was checked by VAR, meant that Arsenal extended their gap to Ten Hag’s side to 11 points with a game in hand.
While a title challenge wasn’t expected this season, a proper assault on the title will have to wait until next season.