In the 41st minute of this evening’s mammoth Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester United, the Gunners extended their lead to two goals following a set-piece.
Nicolas Pepe whipped a dangerous corner towards the near post that was flicked towards goal by Alexandre Lacazette. United stopper De Gea was forced into a quick reflex save.
The ball was ultimately parried away into the path of Sokratis and the centre-back volleyed the ball into the back of the net from close range.
Take a look at the Greek defender’s goal below:
Arsenal fans, rejoice ?? pic.twitter.com/VEpW7vNPad
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A Greek tragedy for Manchester United! ??
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Pictures from RMC Sport
The Gunners have looked in control all throughout the first-half, Nicolas Pepe fired the side into the lead with a tidy finish after some great work by Sead Kolasinac.
Can the Gunners perform like this in the second-half as well? Mikel Arteta looks well on his way to getting the first win of his managerial career.