Xhaka and Welbeck give Arsenal victory over Man United

Xhaka and Welbeck give Arsenal victory over Man United

Arsenal secured a 2 - 0 victory over Manchester United as Arsene Wenger secured his first ever league win over rival Jose Mourinho.

Xhaka and Welbeck give Arsenal victory over Man United

Xhaka scored the opener in a 2 - 0 win

Mourinho came into the match claiming he would field a weakened team but the line up did not seem to suggest so.

The only guaranteed starters who missed out were Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford as the likes of Chris Smalling, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Micheal Carrick, Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial all starting.

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The first half saw few chances with Welbeck missing a good chance after being fed by Ozil while Martial could not profit from a defensive mix-up.

Arsenal scored through the impressive Granit Xhaka whose long range effort deflected off Ander Herrera.

Xhaka and Welbeck give Arsenal victory over Man United

Xhaka effort was too much for De Gea

Three minutes later Welbeck scored a header after connecting with a right wing cross from the industrious Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Xhaka and Welbeck give Arsenal victory over Man United

Welbeck scored three minutes after Xhaka

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The victory was Wenger's first over Mourinho in a Premier League game from the Portuguese time at Chelsea and Manchester United.

Arsenal are now two points behind United and six adrift of Manchester City, but still have a game in hand on both.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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