Ten Hag has wanted to sign characters this summer and it’s fair to say he has another in Antony. He’d just been mocked by the away end for some fancy footwork that led to nothing and seemed to enjoy giving a bit back after the goal. There was also a tiger roar for the cameras and while everyone else was waiting to kick off again he still had the ball up his shirt celebrating. You wouldn’t exactly call him shy and retiring.
Varane gave the ball away in a dangerous area and that was the catalyst for the goal. Great challenge from Dalot to prevent Jesus, but Saka was going to make no mistake when the ball came to him. Rashford scored against Liverpool at Old Trafford and he’s done it again this afternoon versus Arsenal. His struggles were well documented last season, so it’s great to see him on his way back.
Jadon Sancho scored the match-winning strike at Leicester’s King Power Stadium and United’s back four impressed again. Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez are building a strong relationship and they were key in recording another clean sheet.
However, Arsenal head into this match as the only side with a perfect record in the Premier League. Mikel Arteta signed Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City this summer and both signings have made an immediate impact in North London.
Regarding team news for the match, Antony makes his debut while Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo are on the bench.