Aubameyang Becomes First Arsenal Player To Score Penalty At Old Trafford

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become the first Arsenal player to score a penalty at Old Trafford in a Premier League game with his match-winning effort on Sunday.

The 31-year-old stepped up to score only the goal that handed Mikel Arteta’s side a 1-0 win over Manchester United after Hector Bellerin was brought down by Paul Pogba in the 18-yard-box.

It was the third penalty attempt the Gunners have had at Old Trafford in the English top-flight with Robin Van Persie and Gilberto Silva not the hitting the target in the previous two, in 2011 and 2006, respectively.

The 69th-minute strike was Aubameyang’s second goal of the season and it ended his five-game goal drought in the league, his first was against Fulham on an opening day.

Aubameyang was in action for 87 minutes before he was replaced by Shkodran Mustafi, however, he was shown a yellow card by referee Mike Dean for time wastage.

Aubameyang will shift his attention to Arsenal’s UEFA Europa League outing against Norwegian club Molde on Thursday, before they host Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on November 8.

The 2015 African Footballer of the Year has scored four goals in nine matches across all competitions so far this campaign.

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source: Goal

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