(Video) Arsenal 3-0 Manchester United: Mesut Ozil plays starring role in crushing victory

Arsenal v Manchester Utd Mesut Ozil

Arsenal beat rivals Manchester United 3-0 at the Emirates in the Premier League to move into second place.

The Gunners went into the game in sixth place on 13 points and were coming off the back disappointing 3-2 loss against Olympiakos in the UEFA Champions League.

Mesut Özil had come under fire from sections of the media for his recent performances but Arsene Wenger showed faith in the 26-year-old and started him against United.

The World Cup winner setup Alexis Sanchez with the opening goal on 6 minutes and got his name on the scoresheet just a minute later.

Özil opened his goal scoring account in the process and now has four assists for the Gunners this season.


Arsenal v Manchester United

Kick-Off: 16:00 GMT

Stadium: Emirates

Arsenal confirmed starting lineup: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott

Subs: Ospina, Giroud, Campbell, Chamberlain, Gibbs, Debuchy

Manager: Arsene Wenger

Manchester United confirmed starting lineup: De Gea, Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Carrick, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Rooney, Memphis, Martial

Subs: Romero, Jones, McNair, Schneiderlin, Valencia, Fellaini, Wilson

Manager: Louis van Gaal

Goals: 6′ Sanchez, 7′ Özil, 20′ Sanchez