Aubameyang avenges RVP, Pogba’s mistakes prove costly again and the key stats as Arsenal down Man United

Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal this evening has seen a number of fascinating statistics surrounding the club’s recent spot-kick fortunes come to the fore online.

Auba decides it

The Red Devils welcomed Mikel Arteta’s men to Old Trafford a short time ago, for the weekend’s marquee Premier League fixture.

The two sides headed into proceedings on the back of altogether disappointing starts to their respective league campaigns, sitting in 13th (Arsenal) and 15th (United) ahead of kick-off.

Nevertheless, it was this evening’s hosts who entered the clash as widespread favourites, on the back of a pair of hugely impressive Champions League victories over the last fortnight.

Manchester United’s English Forward Marcus Rashford (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League Group H first-leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on October 20, 2020. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

When all was said and done in Manchester, though, form went out the window, as Arsenal brought their abysmal streak on the road against the Premier League’s ‘top-6’ clubs to a convincing end.

A solitary goal proved all that separated the sides following the 90 minutes, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slotted home from the penalty spot midway through the 2nd-half.

The ensuing 25 minutes saw United go on to rattle the post, piling the pressure on the Gunners in their search for an equaliser.

However, Arteta’s men stood firm, knocking back wave after wave of Red Devils attack to cling on for a fully-deserved 3 points.

Pogba & Auba in the spotlight

As outlined above, meanwhile, on the back of proceedings coming to a close at Old Trafford, a whole host of noteworthy statistics have since surfaced online.

The first couple surround the recent woes of not only Manchester United, but Paul Pogba in particular, when it comes to handing opposing sides the chance to net from the penalty spot:

Elsewhere, match-winner Aubameyang has also taken centre stage in the post-match chatter, with a pair of statistics regarding the contributions of the Arsenal captain also well worth taking note of.

First, incredibly, ‘Auba’ today became the first Arsenal player to EVER net a spot-kick at Old Trafford, during a Premier League clash:

Elsewhere, it was highlighted that:

Other noteworthy takeaways from the clash include:

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