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Arsenal Cruise Into Top 4, Dashes Manchester United Hopes

Mike Arteta’s side, Arsenal, has moved to the top 4 position in the English Premier League after a 3-1 win over Manchester United.

Arsenal turned around their dip in form after defeating Chelsea and Manchester United, scoring 7 goals after in the two fixtures scoring just two in their previous five.

Manchester United struggles, however, deepens after winning just two of their last eight games.

Like in their midweek against Chelsea, Arsenal took an early lead in two minutes and fourteen seconds into the game.

Bukayo Saka made the most of a defensive mishap, forcing David de Gea into a wonderful save, only for Nuno Tavares to pounce on the rebound to net his first goal for the ‘Gunners’.

Ralf Rangnick’s side came agonisingly close to an equaliser when Diogo Dalot struck a long-range effort into the woodwork.

Eddie Nketiah doubled Arsenal’s lead with a point-blank shot after a pass from Saka, only to be flagged offside by VAR.

However, the VAR review spotted an earlier foul in the box on Saka, in the build up to the disqualified goal.

Saka then stepped up to slot home his penalty in the 32nd minute, becoming the youngest player to score consecutive penalty in the Premier League after scoring one earlier against Chelsea.

Arsenal’s lead was however, cut short two minutes later when Cristiano Ronaldo came alive with a timely finish for a poachers goal from a Nemanja Matić’s cross, making it his 100th goal in the league.

Arsenal Stuns Manchester United

Manchester United missed an opportunity to level the score ten minutes after restart, as Tavares handed the ball in his box to give away a penalty.

Bruno Fernandes struck the left post from 12-yards, missing his second penalty in the league despite Aaron Ramsdale diving to the other side.

Ramsdale then pulled out a brace of superb saves from Anthony Elanga’s sublime strike and Dalot forcing him to parry a shot onto the right post.

Arsenal Cruise Into Top 4, Dashes Manchester United Hopes
Granit Xhaka Scores from Distance

The game was put to bed 70th minute, much to the dismay of the ‘Red Deviks’, as Granit Xhaka unleashed an unstoppable effort from distance to make it three for the gunners.

Arsenal are now in pole position to grab the champions league spot, with Tottenham breathing down their neck and Manchester United languishing in sixth place.

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