Arsenal overcame another tough challenge in the pursuit of the Premier League title in 19 years as they beat Erik ten Hag’s resurgent Manchester United 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium in a pulsating match.
Marcus Rashford gave United the early lead with a superb goal from long range, before Nketiah equalised by heading in a Granit Xhaka cross. Later, Bukayo Saka scored a long-range belter before it got cancelled out by a clever Lisandro Martinez header within minutes. It looked as if the contest would end level, but Nketiah sent the Emirates in raptures, after a VAR check, as he flicked home late on.
On Sunday, it seemed as though we had turned back time to when these two heavyweights were competing for titles, and that is exactly what they appear to be doing. Teams built by Arteta and Ten Hag are worthy of their club’s illustrious past.
At the Emirates, we were treated to a 90-minute match that was full of quality, energy, and optimism on both sides. Arsenal fans will be happier, but fans can’t help but be pleased with what they saw as both teams demonstrated why they are on the rise.
At this point in the season, Arsenal has 50 points, and more importantly, a five-point lead with one game in hand over the reigning champions, Manchester City.