A 27th minute goal from former Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie ended the north London side’s nine-game unbeaten run and left the Red Devils five points behind the current league leaders.
The Gunners have secured wins against Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund ahead of their clash against the defending champions and the 21 year old has urged Arsenal to clear their heads during the international break.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said:
It’s frustrating but we always seem to come here and dominate at times.
At the end we had some good chances but it’s frustrating we didn’t get a result.
We are still top of the league and we have to go away from here, clear our heads and prepare for a good game at home against Southampton and hopefully we can push on from there.
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We had a good week overall. We beat Liverpool and Dortmund away and there are not many teams can do that.
It’s a tough ask to come here and win, they are a strong team, so we have to look back at the week and take the positives.
The England international feels Premier League sides respect them more in the wake of their positive start to the campaign but admits he is frustrated at having to settle for a bit part role so far, as he battles back from an ankle injury. He added:
We’ve had a strong start (to the season) and teams fear us now but United did well today and showed good spirit.
I want to play every game but it is about being patient. I wouldn’t say I am 100 per cent match-fit yet, so I am looking to get a few more games under my belt.
Arsenal were slow out of the traps, and failed to make an impact throughout the first half. They began to dominate possession in the closing stages and got into some good positions but were unable to create a clear cut chance to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table.
The Gunners lacked the pace and were desperately missing the likes of Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain. Hopefully their return after the international break will give them much more creativity and width. The fans need not worry, they demonstrated a lot of spirit in the second half, and we will see the will bounce back from the loss. It’s just a set back and I truly expect Arsenal to come back with a bang at Emirates in under a fortnights time.