Striker Eddie Nketiah stole the show as Arsenal came from a goal down to beat Manchester United 3-2 on Sunday.
THE LOWDOWN: HUGE WIN
Arsenal came into this fixture under huge pressure from Manchester City after the defending champions claimed an easy win over Wolverhampton Wanderers minutes before kick-off at the Emirates stadium.
Mikel Arteta’s side have been solid at home and had only dropped points against Newcastle in the league all season. Both teams have identical form going into this fixture but Arsenal needed to win to maintain their five-point lead at the top.
Nketiah’s late goal ensured Arsenal maintain their lead at the top and the Gunners extended their excellent home record.
THE LATEST: HOW IT HAPPENED
Arsenal defeated Manchester United 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in stunning fashion.
Eddie Nketiah grabbed a dramatic late winner for Arsenal to ensure all three points from a breathless Emirates encounter.
Arsenal fell behind to Marcus Rashford’s long-range strike early on but six minutes later Nketiah headed home a Granit Xhaka’s cross to drag Arsenal level. It stayed that way until halftime.
After the break, Arsenal upped the ante when Bukayo Saka fired into the corner from outside the area to hand the home side the lead for the first time in the contest. However, United found an equalizer of their own six minutes later through defender Lisandro Martinez.
Late on, Nketiah netted from close range to seal a memorable win that restores Arsenal’s five-point advantage at the top of the table.
THE VERDICT: PIVOTAL RESULT
Arsenal paved through a run of four difficult games with three wins and one draw. Victories over Brighton and Hove Albion, Tottenham and Manchester United, and a draw at home to Newcastle proved the Gunners’ readiness to challenge for the title this season.
It is just halfway through the season but Arteta’s men are looking strong for the title.