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Tom Rostance, Shamoon Hafez and Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    OK that's the end of this live page now, thanks for joining us for almost 12 hours of football chat today.

    Check out our round-up of what happened in the Premier League today.

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  2. 'From 10 to 45 minutes they were better than us'

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaking to BT Sport: “It was a game between two teams that have loads of quality. Arsenal showed it more than us in the first half and they won the game through that.

    “I thought we came out OK, got two or three counter-attacks, but then they got into the game, maybe because we took a few many touches and they won the ball back off us. The two goals are disappointing to concede. Sometimes football is decided on little things but from 10 to 45 minutes they were better than us.

    “We are fit and getting better. The boys have really worked hard over the past few months. We’ve had ups and downs and I can‘t fault them because the energy and drive has been there. Maybe today it caught up with us."

    On potential January signings transfers: “Sometimes you think one or two additions would do nicely because we are building towards something, but it depends on whether those players for us are available.”

    On the fitness of Paul Pogba: “He’s injured now. He will probably need an operation on his foot. Let’s see how long it takes for him to get back. Obviously it’s a big blow to us with Scott McTominay also out but I thought Fred and Nemanja (Matic) did well today.”

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    Chris Campbell: 4 games in a row, not left the sofa, villa win, top of the FPL hangover recovery days get any better?

  4. 'You have to give everything'

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd


    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta talking to MOTD: "The performances are getting better and today was perfect. New year, new opportunity against a big club.

    "You have to give everything, that is a must. Non-negotiable at a club like this. At the moment to maintain that intensity is not what they are used to. We will be able to do that soon for longer periods.

    "The atmosphere I felt something different straight away, thank you to the fans."

  5. 'Hopefully we gave the fans something to be proud of'

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd


    Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta speaking to BT Sport: “It feels great, incredible; I’m so happy and proud of the players and the performance they put in.

    “It was much better in the first half than the second. Everything we planned to do worked really well. We had enough chances to put the game to bed much earlier. Physically the level dropped in the second half but the commitment and desire was terrific.

    “Right from the start I could feel a different atmosphere. Thank you so much to the fans because we really need them. The players play so much better when they are behind us. Hopefully we gave them something to be proud of today.

    "I try to help the players as much as possible and give them the right structure to feel comfortable. But they have to deliver and I’m so happy they are doing that at the moment. The performances are getting better so I was desperate for the win and we got it.”

  6. 'Arsenal were brighter than us'

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talking to MOTD: "We started decent the first five or six minutes, didn't capitalise, and then they played really well. They were brighter than us.

    "We were too slow in the first half, but that's credit to them. Some tired heads maybe. In the second half, we put them under pressure but couldn't get the goal.

    "We kept going but the quality wasn't good enough."

  7. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says "one or two additions would do nicely" in January, but "it depends on whether what we think is right for us would be available".

  8. 'It wasn't good enough'

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United

    Man Utd defender Harry Maguire speaking to BT Sport: "It's disappointing to lose the game. I think we started well in the first 10 minutes, had a few attacks and should have been a bit more clinical. They have scored with their first real attack of the game and from then until half-time they were well on top. They played with high intensity, aggression and passed the ball way better than us.

    "The second goal was disappointing, we are conceding far too many from set plays. We need to do the basics. And to lose the second gave us too much to do in the second half. We huffed and puffed but it wasn't good enough.

    "We have to find consistency between now and the end of season and we could find ourselves in the top four. If we don't, we won't. The first half of the season has been up and down, but we need to start putting wins together."

  9. 'Pogba will probably have operation'

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

    How long is Paul Pogba going to be out for, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just been asked.

    "Three or four weeks maybe, I don't know. He's been advised to have an operation by his people and he'll probably do that."

  10. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is the seventh manager to register his first Premier League victory in a game against Manchester United, and the first since Darren Moore in April 2018 with West Brom.

  11. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta echoed what David Luiz said earlier that the Gunners aren't physically able to maintain 90 minutes of intensity yet.

    His quotes to follow.

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    Paul Stevenson: Love it how Man Utd fans think they've turned a corner when they win a match or two, only to find the corner they've turned is into a cul-de-sac.

    Andrew Priestley: The trend of Manchester United struggling against the smaller sides in the PL this season continues.

    Luke: Can see Maitland-Niles getting in ahead of Wan Bissaka for England on current form. A make shift right-back is far better than a £50m only getting a call up as they play for United.

  13. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United defender Harry Maguire admits his side were well beaten. We'll bring you his quotes soon.

  14. 'Arteta has rallied Gunners fans'

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    Pat Nevin

    Former Chelsea and Scotland winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

    This Arsenal team has not had the personalities for the fans to get behind. Mikel Arteta seems to be someone who has rallied them. There's a real positive vibe about the place.

  15. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

    Arsenal had not won in their previous seven home games. Their last victory at the Emirates was 3-2 against Vitoria Guimaraes, where Nicolas Pepe scored two late free-kicks.

  16. 'We are going to do big things in the future'

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd


    Arsenal defender David Luiz speaking to BT Sport: "I think it was great. We were great in the first half and showed a maturity in the second. We have to be honest and admit physically we are not ready, but you have to show heart and this team is ready to change a lot of things. We showed that today and we are going to do big things in the future.

    "Mikel Arteta is a great coach, he was a great player. I think he can improve every player. And in life when you are happy results can be different. If you work with happiness and believing what you are doing it is totally different. Our season started very bad but things can change."

  17. 'The fun is back'

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd


    Arsenal goalscorer Soktratis speaking to BT Sport: "We have started again, I think we have a lot of space to improve. The second half we didn't play like the first but I think every game we are getting better. The fun is back."

  18. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

    This was Arsenal’s first Premier League win this season against a team currently in the top half of the Premier League (D4 L5).

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    Seth Gogo Egoeh: We don't have a midfield! Man United should be doing everything to sign Eriksen during this window and get another midfielder in. Pogba and his greedy agent can get out of United if they like.

    Daniel Cheng: Well done everyone! Proud to be an Arsenal supporter again. Saw it through to the end. Mikel deserves the win.

    Adam Salter: If Arsenal have done one thing this season, it’s made me value the notion of winning a football match. If this his how Arteta plans to start, I’m looking forward to how 2020 pans out.