This Arsenal are flying in the English Premier League. After a long 19 years, the Gunners are now getting close to winning the league. Last night, Arsenal defeated Manchester United in a dramatic match and have gone five points clear with one game in hand.
Despite conceding the first goal at Emirates Stadium, Arsenal returned three to win the match. Eddie Nketiah scored a brace, including a last-minute winner, to seal the victory.
As it happened
Last night, Arsenal hosted Manchester United at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal lost their only match this season against Manchester United. Therefore, they were very determined to take revenge.
Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, set up the team formation with 4-3-3, where Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, and Eddie Nketiah played in front.
Besides, Man United’s boss Erik Ten Hag played his team in a 4-2-3-1 formation. As Casemiro was suspended, the manager deployed McTominay in the midfield.
As the home team, Arsenal got tremendous support from the gallery. They were pushing the visitors from the beginning. But Manchester United focused on the counter-attack. Therefore, Man United got the lead first. In the 17th minute, Marcus Rashford stunned the Gunners with a fantastic strike. His powerful shot outside from the box found the net in the 17th minute.
Conceding this goal, the home team created more pressure on the visitors. They had gone crazy to find the equalizer. Finally, Arsenal leveled the scoreline as Eddie Nketiah scored for Arsenal. Both teams couldn’t score more in the first half.
After the break, Arsenal took the lead for the first time. This time, Buyako Saka found the net with an eye-catchy curl. But their lead lasted only six minutes. Lisandro Martinez leveled the scoreline once again as he scored in the 59th minute with a header. The goal has become the first goal of Lisandro Martinez in Man United’s shirt.
However, it seemed the game would end in a 2-2 tie. But the drama wasn’t over there. Eddie Nketiah scored in the very last minute and sealed the victory for Arsenal. With this win, Arsenal are now five points ahead of Man City, and they still have one game in hand.