Man United’s left back Luke Shaw claimed that Arsenal deserved to be at the top of the Premier League standings after Sunday’s thrilling match at the Emirates Stadium.
Eddie Nketiah scored to give Arsenal a hard-fought 3-2 victory in the final minute,, extending their home winning streak and pushing them five points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the standings.
Winger Bukayo Saka scored for Mikel Arteta’s team in the second half to give them a 2-1 advantage, giving Shaw a difficult afternoon against his England teammate.
Erik ten Hag’s team got off to a strong start, and in-form player Marcus Rashford scored the game’s first goal with a spectacular finish.
Shaw, who revealed that United’s performance in the second half indicated they likely deserved to lose, showed that they were unable to maintain their intensity.
“In the second half maybe we deserved that,” Shaw was quoted on Daily Mail. “We were a bit passive and we let them control the game in the second half and to concede right at the end is gutting.
“We know they’re an extremely good side and we were fighting all the way until that last second.
“In a games like this, you need to be concentrating for the whole game because one lapse in concentration and you will concede against a good side.
“You have to give Arsenal credit for what they have done this season. We are only half way but they deserve to be at the top from the way they are playing.
“The quality of these games are getting much more. It was a very tough game to be involved in but these are the games everyone wants to be involved in to test yourself against the best.
“But we are gutted in the dressing room for conceding late on.”