Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang becomes first Arsenal player to score EPL penalty at Old Trafford

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang becomes first Arsenal player to score EPL penalty at Old Trafford

- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made no mistake from the spot on Sunday, November 1, as he beat De Gea in goal to earn Arsenal a 1-0 win over Man United

- The Gabonese became the first Arsenal player to score a penalty at the Theatre of Dreams

- Before Aubameyang's penalty, Arsenal have had two Premier League penalties awarded at Old Trafford, but both Robin van Persie and Gilberto Silva missed the spot-kicks

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has once again inked his name in the history books of Arsenal following his side's 1-0 win over rivals Man United.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang becomes first Arsenal player to score Premier League penalty at Old Trafford
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made no mistake from the spot on Sunday, November 1, as he guided his past De Gea to earn Arsenal a 1-0 win over Man United. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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Aubameyang made history when he stepped up to convert a spot-kick after Paul Pogba conceded the penalty following a trip on Hector Bellerin in the area.

The penalty saw Aubameyang become the first Arsenal player to convert one at the Theatre of Dreams after two previous attempts.

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Robin van Persie and Gilberto Silva both had their efforts from the spot fail to hit the target in 2011 and 2006 respectively.

Aubameyang becomes first Arsenal player to score Premier League penalty at Old Trafford
Paul Pogba conceded the resulting penalty after he fouled Hector Bellerin in the dangerous area. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane.
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Aubameyang's goal during the fixture was his second of the season, ending his goal drought of five matches in the league.

His first of the new campaign was against newly promoted side Fulham during their opening fixture at Craven Cottage.

The 31-year-old striker later took to Instagram to describe his side's performance as "solid."

"Solid yeah!!!! That’s my team," he posted.

Sunday's victory was also Gunners' first away at United in a top-flight match since 2006 which also ended by a similar scoreline.

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The result saw the Red Devils drop to 15th on the charts after a poor start to the campaign, with Arsenal currently sitting ninth with 12 points.

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Aubameyang and his teammates will now shift their focus to their upcoming Europa League tie against Norwegian side Molde on Thursday, November 4.

They will resume league action against high-flying Aston Villa at home on Saturday, November 8.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Premier League match-week seven has reigning champions Liverpool topping the standings with 16 points thanks to their Saturday, October 31, 2-1 hard-fought win over West Ham United.

Tottenham's victory over Brighton by a similar scoreline on Sunday saw them climb to second with 14 points.

Everton's 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United saw them drop to third with 13 points, on level with Southampton and Wolves who won their respective fixtures.

Chelsea's huge 3-0 win over struggling Burnley saw them climb to sixth on the charts with 12 points, on level with seventh-placed Aston Villa who have played a match less.

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