Arsenal faced their toughest test yet in their bid to break away at the top of the Premier League and mount a serious title challenge as they won 3-2 against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.
A victory would have restored Mikel Arteta’s team’s advantage to five points over Manchester City with a game in hand and they dominated against Erik ten Hag’s side to earn a deserved win.
Marcus Rashford put the visitors ahead after 17 minutes with a thunderous drive from 25 yards out to score his ninth Premier League of the season. But the lead was cut short after Eddie Nketiah levelled the score with a fine header seven minutes later.
BukayoSaka had tormented Luke Shaw on the right and the 20-year-old produced a stunning effort to complete the turnaround and put Arsenal 2-1 ahead on 53 minutes. But United hit back in quick fashion with Lisandro Martinez reacting quickly to head past Aaron Ramsdale.
With the clock ticking down, Nketiah prodded home in the 90th minute to steal all three points.
In a pulsating contest with chances at both ends, both sides provided brilliant entertainment for the packed-out crowd at the Emirates Stadium. —Express