With Lucas Torreira out suspended, Unai Emery chose to start Aaron Ramsey in central midfield and the Welshman’s familiar role went to Mesut Ozil.
But this change in position did very little to hamper Ramsey’s attention and the midfielder ended up covering more ground than any other Arsenal player on the pitch.
And speaking after the game, Aaron Ramsey revealed that this win vs Man United was special to him given that he will be leaving for Juventus at the end of the season.
“I think to a man we left everything out on the pitch and we worked our socks off,” he said.
“We created a few opportunities in the first half hour of the game and I thought we controlled the game very well.
“We know that we’re strong at home and we’re on a good run, so hopefully that can continue.
“I knew that before the game so I really wanted to go out there today and put in a big performance and help my teammates as much as possible.
“We managed to do that and it’s probably my last game against them in an Arsenal shirt, so I’m just glad we won and we’ve put ourselves in a great position to finish the season strongly and get into the top four.
“We know that no game is easy in the Premier League so we’re going to have to be at it every single time.
“We’ve got to keep going, keep believing and we’ll see where we finish at the end of the season.”
Aaron Ramsey has already signed a pre-contract with Juventus after Arsenal chose not to provide a new deal to the Welshman. And with each passing game, the Gunners management are realising what an awful decision this has been.