Arsenal’s unbeaten run in the English Premier League came to an abrupt end after falling 3-1 at Old Trafford.
Mikel Arteta’s boys were hoping to extend their perfect start of the 2022/2023 season with a 100% record but Manchester United’s new signing, Anthony Matheus, did not take long to silence that run.
On his debut, the new winger picked a smart through ball from Marcus Rushford inside the naked box to slot past Ramsdale into the top left corner in the 36th minute.
Arsenal pulled one back on the hour mark after Jesus picked Saka from the middle, with the tiny English firing between David Degea’s posts for a short-term relief.
Ten Hag, whose boys had picked three wins in a row, pushed the Red Devils to press higher the field to give birth to the second goal just six minutes later.
Skipper Bruno Fernandez had picked a ball in the centre of the pitch, surging forward to squeeze a ruthless pass past a cloud of Arsenal defenders to find a running Rushford who rushed the ball into the net.
Rushford’s grudge against the league leaders was not over as Eriksen’s refused to score but served the ball into his feet to volley home for his brace of the evening.
Arsenal’s hopes of revisiting their 2000/2001 unbeaten record archives had to end, with referee Paul Tierney blowing his final whistle.
The win stays Arsenal at the top of the table on 15 points from six matches, just a point ahead of Manchester City and Tottenham.
United frog jumps to 5th place just three points behind their today’s victims and a point ahead of two-time Champions League winners Chelsea who dismissed London neighbours West Ham 2-1 at the Stamford on Saturday.
In another fixture, Brighton worsened Leicester City’s weekend with a 5-2 beating at the American Express Community Stadium.
Iheanacho had put the visitors ahead with just seconds after kick off before the home side ran riot over the underfire Brendan Rodgers.