Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored from the penalty spot as Arsenal sealed a deserved Premier League win over Manchester United.

Heading into the game, the Gunners were bidding to end a torrid run of away form against their big-six Premier League rivals

The North Londoners had gone 28 games without a win at United, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool or Tottenham - a record which stretched back to a victory at the Etihad Stadium in January 2015.

But they secured a hard-fought win thanks to Aubameyang's penalty, after Paul Pogba made a penalty-box challenge on Hector Bellerin that was as clumsy as it was needless.

Referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot and Aubameyang coolly sent David De Gea the wrong way from the spot.

Arsenal held on - and Daily Star Sport have picked out a few winners and losers from the encounter...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C) of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring

Winners

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Arsenal captain has been in the race for the golden boot in recent years but has not scored a Premier League goal this season since the opening day victory at Fulham.

That has led to criticism, and rightly so, after the Gunners star was handed a new big-money contract in the summer to become the club's biggest earner on around £250,000 a week.

Aubameyang finally ended his barren spell with a vital goal at Old Trafford, with the striker holding his nerve from the spot.

It's no doubt a morale-boost for the striker and he'll be hoping that's the goal which will kickstart his season.

Aubameyang scored from the spot as Arsenal sealed a deserved win

Thomas Partey

The summer arrival of Partey from Atletico Madrid has provided Arsenal with hope.

It's been some time since the Gunners' were regarded as contenders for the title and, while they are still some way behind Liverpool and Manchester City, they are certainly heading in the right direction.

They were arguably the better team at Old Trafford and Partey was one of the best players on the pitch.

In the first half, he made 33 passes, completed the most take-ons (3) and recovered the ball the most times (8).

He was dominant and continued to steal the show in the second-half, too.

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey (C) vies with Paul Pogba of Manchester United

Bukayo Saka

The Arsenal starlet had rarely had a bad game since breaking into the first team last season - and this win over United was no different.

He was given license to roam by Arteta, playing ahead of wing-back Kieran Tierney and provided attacking support for the likes of Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Saka was a constant threat down that left wing and his movement inside cause United's midfield problems throughout the game.

The 19-year-old certainly has a bright future ahead of him and the fact he delivered in such a big game will be a huge boost to his manager.

Losers

Paul Pogba

The Frenchman was given another chance to shine in midfield but, once again, the French World Cup winner failed to impress.

Before the game, Roy Keane launched a scathing verbal attack on Pogba, slamming the midfielder's lack of "spirit and fight" and claiming he isn't good enough to play for United.

Keane said: "He doesn't show enough spirit, enough fight. He has talent but that's not enough to play in midfield for Manchester United. You need a bit more than that."

And he was proven right, as Pogba failed to dictate play and his woes continued as he ultimately gave away the penalty which confirmed United's defeat.

Time is running out for him to prove his worth.

Pogba endured a tough afternoon for the Red Devils

Willian

There's no doubting that Willian has made an immediate impact since arriving at Arsenal from London rivals Chelsea in the summer.

But it's fair to say the Brazilian was largely ineffective at Old Trafford, especially in the first half.

In fact, Willian lost possession more times (10) than any other player in the opening 15 minutes.

He grew into the game and managed to find some composure but Arsenal needed their star playmaker to pull the strings - and he didn't...

Willian was largely ineffective for Arsenal despite their win

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Bruno Fernandes

Another midfielder to disappoint for United, Fernandes failed to get a hold of the game.

The Portuguese star has been sensational since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in January and much of United's success has been down to his performances.

But he did little to stand out against Arsenal and was hauled off by Solskjaer in the second half.

If United are to challenge for top honours this season, they need their big names like Fernandes to deliver. He didn't do that on Sunday.