Arsenal made it two Premier League wins in a row against fellow big clubs on Saturday.The Gunners followed up their midweek 4-2 win at Chelsea with a 3-1 triumph over Manchester United.Arsenal have done a 180 from just a week ago, when they fell to three consecutive defeats to mid-table sides.Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty ImagesMikel Arteta’s charges got off to the perfect start too, with Nuno Tavares breaking the deadlock after three minutes.Arsene Wenger’s Last 7 Arsenal Signings: Where Are They Now?The defender turned home a simple finish after David de Gea saved Bukayo Saka’s shot.Eddie Nketiah had the ball in the back of the net on the half-hour mark, but VAR ruled it for offside.However, the referee awarded a penalty to Arsenal for an Alex Telles foul on Saka just before Nketiah’s shot.Saka stepped up and duly converted from the spot to put the Gunners 2-0 up in the 32nd minute.Cristiano Ronaldo halved the deficit with his landmark 100th Premier League goal just two minutes later.He got in between Tavares and Gabriel Magalhaes to turn home a Nemanja Matic cross from close-range.United then had the chance to level with a second-half penalty, but Bruno Fernandes struck the post.Granit Xhaka sealed the win on 70 minutes by firing home the Gunners’ third from 25 yards.A good display from Arsenal, with some players standing out more than others.Mohamed Elneny, who shone against Chelsea, once again did a great job in a high-profile game.“Worked tirelessly”The £7million man has struggled for regular game time, but has never seemed surplus to Arteta’s requirements.And on Saturday, he delivered a solid display which earned him praise from numerous media outlets.The Evening Standard gave him 8/10 and wrote: “After impressing against Chelsea, the Egyptian had another good game here. Worked tirelessly without the ball and was tidy in possession.”Photo by Manchester United/Manchester United via Getty ImagesFootball.london gave Elneny 7/10, writing: Another solid display from the Egyptian who was tidy in possession in front of the backline. “Nothing spectacular, but what Arsenal needed on the big occasion. Was alert to win possession back for Xhaka’s strike too.”And TEAMtalk also went with 7/10, writing: “Another assured performance from the Egyptian. “Did well to win the ball back for the home side before setting up Xhaka’s goal. Unlucky to be hooked in the 79th minute.”Elneny’s contract runs out in summer but the way he’s playing, Arteta will certainly be thinking about offering him a new one. Have something to tell us about this article?
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