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Mohamed Elneny claims Arsenal ‘knew’ they would beat Man Utd

Mohamed Elneny says Arsenal players ‘knew’ they would secure a victory over Manchester United prior to the game at Old Trafford.

A second-half penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was enough to defeat Solskjaer’s side as the gunners claimed their first Premier League victory at Old Trafford in 14 years.

And Elneny described the win as ‘special’ and it saw Arsenal move into the top half of the Premier League.

They are now only a point behind the top four ahead of their next game with Aston Villa, with Mikel Arteta hopeful his team have turned a corner.

But while many thought it would be a tough one for Arsenal, who had lost their last 29 away games against ‘Big Six’ opposition, to get a win on Sunday, Elneny was certain the win was never in doubt.

‘It feels really amazing, I feel really happy,’ Elneny said. ‘It is special to win against Manchester United here.

‘We know it is a long time since we won here. We gave 100% and everyone worked really hard for it. We know how special it is for us, that’s why we gave everything to win this game.

‘No [we weren’t concerned about not scoring in the first half] because we spoke and said we have to keep on our game, even if we miss.

‘We knew we were going to score because our shape was really good today and everyone just gave 100%. We created more chances to score. But we didn’t worry, we knew we were going to win this game.’

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