Eddie Nketiah scored late in the second half to give Arsenal a 3-2 victory over Manchester United on Sunday evening.
The Gunners appeared spirited in the opening minutes, but they were unable to establish a strong opening against an United team.
Early on, Mikel Arteta’s men maintained pressure on the Red Devils, but they were caught off guard when Marcus Rashford gave the visitors the lead with a low shot from distance after 17 minutes.
Arsenal rallied, and Nketiah balance the game seven minutes later with a header from the left flank at the back post following an inch-perfect cross by Granit Xhaka.
Erik ten Hag’s side posed a danger on their raids, with McTominay forcing a reflex save from goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale towards the half-hour mark, but opportunities dried up as the interval approached, and the tie remained unotuch at the halftime.
Saka gave Arsenal the lead seven minutes into the second half with a diagonal strike from a distance that took a tiny deflection and past goalkeeper David de Gea at the near post.
As soon as Ramsdale mishandled Christian Eriksen’s corner kick, Lisandro Martinez was there to make it 2-2 when it went on his head.
With 20 minutes remaining, Arsenal nearly took the lead when Saka again came in from the right and unleashed a shot, but it deflected against the upright.
Mikel Arteta looked to his bench with eight minutes remaining, as Gabriel Martinelli was replaced on the left wing by new signing Leandro Trossard.
With five minutes remaining, De Gea came to United’s rescue, producing a stunning stop reaction save to deny Nketiah from six yards out.
On 90 minutes, Nketiah completed his second goal with an accurate finish from Odegaard’s cross, which was validated by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).