Manchester United is set to return in the title race this season after dismantling Arsenal whereas two top favourites, The Citizens and The Reds are held again on the road.

The Red Devils secured another important win over their classic rival, Arsenal last weekend. They dismantled Mikel Arteta’s men 3-1. Once again without CR7, Fred and Harry Maguire in the line up, United displayed the character Ten Hag want with classic total football combined with swift passing and flexible positions upfront. Marcus Rashford was the key man in this game as he netted a brace plus provided one assist for their latest signing, Anthony. The Gunners did manage to equalise through Bukayo Saka before conceding twice at the second half. Cristiano Ronaldo once again only came off the bench and has not contributed a single goal nor assist this season.

Manchester United vs Arsenal 3-1

Goals: Anthony (35), Marcus Rashford (66, 75); Bukayo Saka (60)

Manchester United: David de Gea – Raphael Varane, Tyler Malacia, Diogo Dalot, Lisandro Martinez (Harry Maguire 80) – Christian Eriksen, Scott McTominay, Anthony (Christiano Ronaldo 58), Jadon Sancho (Fred 67), Bruno Fernandes -  Marcus Rashford (Casemiro 80)

Arsenal: Aaron Ramsdale –  William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Olexander Zinchenko (Eddie Nketiah 74), Ben White (Takahiro Tomiyasu 80) – Granit Xhaka, Albert Lokonga (Fabio Viera 74), Martin Odegaard (Emile Smith Rowe 73), Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka –  Gabi Jesus

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s men surprisingly shared spoils while travelling to Villa Park. Aston Villa under Steven Gerrard were able to hold them in a 1-1 draw. The Citizens did take the lead first as expected as Erling Haaland scored his tenth goal of the season. However, the home side managed to put them back on a level term through Leon Bailey. In the meantime, Liverpool could only muster a goalless draw while visiting Everton. Jurgen Klopp’s men seem to have their misfortune in Goodison Park as they had been knocking on the door almost throughout the game but unable to break the deadlock. Three of their attempts from Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz and Mo Salah only hit the goal frame while other shots were denied by Jordan Pickford who was in-form during the match.

It might be too early to find out which teams will be involved in the title race this season. Manchester City is still one of the two unbeaten sides in the Premier League. The other one is Antonio Conte’s Tottenham who thumped Fulham 2-1 last weekend. Pierre Hojberg and Harry Kane bagged the winning goal before Serbian international Alexander Mitrovic scored a consolation goal. Should they be able to stay consistent, they will be joining Arsenal, Manchester United and possibly Chelsea and Liverpool who are still struggling to find their new rhythm this season. The probable dark horse this season is Brighton. Graham Potter’s men ran rampant against Leicester City on Sunday as they crushed Leicester 5-2. Argentina international, Alexis McAllister netted a brace while the other three goals were scored by Moises Caicedo and Leandro Trossard plus an own goal from Luke Thomas.