The victory, their first over United in the League since May 2011 and the biggest league win over them for 17 years, lifted Arsenal into second place in the table, above United on goal difference and two points behind leaders Manchester City after eight games.
Sanchez’s second was a fierce shot from the edge of the area in the 20th after a quick Arsenal passing move.
The 26-year-old victor has now provided and scored in the same game for the fourth time in his Arsenal career.
Staying unbeaten in Merseyside derbies failed to prevent Rodgers paying the price for Liverpool’s slump since nearly winning the league title in 2014. Before the game, our goal was to keep the top spot of the Premier League, but it wasn’t our day as we saw from the kick off.
Walcott drew the attention of four defenders in the box before passing back to the unmarked Ozil, who curled in with his left foot.
“It just wasn’t good enough from us”, said the 34-year-ol. We have prepared ourselves to play more compact and not losing our aggression.
“It’s always hard for the players when you have the Copa America”, Cech told Arsenal’s official website.
“I was surprised, amazed”, said Van Gaal.
After a positive start to the campaign, United’s crushing defeat at the Emirates will be a timely reminder to Van Gaal and his players that there is much room for improvement.
“The method all of us had begun, consequently without ever having emotion”.
“You go through disappointments in the season and the way we responded was very convincing”.
“We were good because we made a decision to start strong, to press high”, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.
Arsenal will be looking to back up this performance when they head to Watford on October 17 as United prepare to make the trip to Everton following the global break.
Wenger had seen his own position come under scrutiny following the debacle against Olympiacos, where stand-in goalkeeper David Ospina dropped a corner over the line during the 3-2 loss as Arsenal conceded a third goal moments after drawing level.
“In the last three games we haven’t lost against Manchester United”.
My plan is to pray now that everyone comes back from global games without any injury because we have a small group.