Had United won today it would have been even tighter at the top and a three-way title race would be the topic of discussion. Yet a few hours after City's win, Arsenal moved their lead at the top back to five points over Pep Guardiola's side and they still have a game in hand. Of course, Arsenal still need to play City home and away this season with many seeing that as the ultimate test of their title credentials. The north London side knew full well the only league defeat they've suffered this season coming into the match came in the 3-1 defeat to United at Old Trafford back in September. Arsenal are a different beast now and the confidence they'll take from today's win, and the manner of the performance, will be huge.
WHAT A TALENT 🌟🔥 pic. com/0qKwbHrd95 50th min: All Arsenal at the moment, much like the first half they've started well again. But they need to create some concrete chances and take them to avoid United producing a moment of magic again... 47th min: Antony picks up a yellow card after tripping Zinchenko. We're back underway! One change for Arsenal as Tomiyasu comes on for White at the back. HALF-TIME: ARSENAL 1-1 MAN UNITED 45th min: Half a chance for Arsenal as Martinelli finds space down the left and pulls it back to Zinchenko but the defender scuffs his shot and drags it wide of the far post. 42nd min: Arsenal's back line are keeping Weghorst fairly quiet so far but the Dutchman is doing his bit with the pressing, plenty of runs to put pressure on the Arsenal defence. 35th min: Luke Shaw is having a tricky evening so far up against England teammate Saka.
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73rd min: Arsenal have had 73% possession in the last 10 minutes. They're knocking on the door and the crowd are urging them to push on and get the winner. 70th min: Oh my! Saka almost scores a carbon copy of his first goal. He gets away from Shaw and then Eriksen and fires one into the far post and it kisses the woodwork. De Gea was left watching. 63rd min: Shaw gives Saka far too much space again and the attacker crosses into Nketiah but his goal-bound effort is deflected behind.
Nketiah is only the second Arsenal player to score a 90th-minute winner against Manchester United in the Premier League, after Thierry Henry in January 2007. This time last year he was being linked with loan moves away from Arsenal amid a lack of game time but he chose to stay and fight for his place and now his time has come he's grabbed it with both hands. If anything, Arteta now has a tricky decision on Jesus when he's back to full fitness in the closing stages of the season.
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In other news, Erling Haaland has scored his fourth hat-trick of the season in Manchester City's 3-0 win over Wolves. It means Arsenal sit just two points above City ahead of today's crunch clash. 🔴 UNITED! 🔴#MUFC || #ARSMUN — Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 22, 2023 45 mins from KO: So the only change for United is Scott McTominay coming into the midfield to replace the suspended Casemiro. The Brazilian picked up a booking in the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night. Ten Hag has put his trust in the Scot with fellow Brazilian Fred on the bench. Arsenal remain unchanged and fans will be hoping to see new signing Trossard come off the bench in the second half. 1 hr from KO: The teams are in! 🔴 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗠𝙉𝙀𝙒𝙎 ⚪️ 🧱 Gabriel at the back 🪄 Odegaard in midfield 📞 Nketiah leads the line 👊 Up for the fight - together! pic. com/OjJqnWU9W9 — Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 22, 2023 1hr 10 from KO: Remember, Arsenal have lost just once in the league this season and that came against United at Old Trafford.
Another Arsenal corner but it's a poor one and goes straight through everyone in the box. 29th min: Big save from Ramsdale to deny McTominay. Antony cuts in from the right to tee up the midfielder but Ramsdale is at full stretch to save his curled effort. 24th min: GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Man United Arsenal waste no time in replying as Nketiah equalises. Some brilliant build up play ends with Xhaka putting in a delicious teasing cross to the back post where Nketiah heads home from close range. Wan-Bissaka caught napping. A BRILLIANT header from Eddie Nketiah after some slick football from Arsenal 💥 pic.
10th min: Gabriel is fouled by Fernandes in the middle of the pitch and the latter is frustrated. The pair square up to each other before their teammates pull them apart. It's getting fiery! Arsenal still dominating with United yet to properly make it into the final third. The rivalry runs deep 😤 pic. com/0PgYyk4KET — B/R Football (@brfootball) January 22, 2023 6th min: Fernandes runs onto a through ball into the box and beats Ramsdale to it as he's sent flying to the floor. But he was never going to reach the ball the other side and despite the Portuguese's protests, no penalty is given. 2nd min: Arsenal are on it! Two early corners and Odegaard has already had a shot blocked.
Arsenal vs Man United result, highlights & analysis as Nketiah nets last-minute winnerEddie Nketiah bagged an injury-time winner to send Arsenal five points clear at the top of the Premier League table and keep the Gunners' title charge on track with a stunning 3-2 win over Manchester United. The 23-year-old netted twice, either side of a Bukayo Saka stunner, while Marcus Rashford netted a wonderful solo goal of his own before Lisandro Martinez equalised for the visitors in the second half. Arsenal came out the blocks quickest in the opening 15 minutes with United hardly having a touch of the ball in their opponent's final third, but it was the visitors who soon took the lead against the run of play with a moment of magic form Rashford. Having picked up the ball in the middle of the pitch, he nutmegged Thomas Partey before dribbling forward and unleashing a fierce low-shot from 20 yards that flew past Aaron Ramsdale.
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Partey also puts a shot wide from a cross at the near post. We're underway! 5 mins from KO: The teams make their way out at the Emirates Stadium. It's absolutely packed. Even Sir Alex Ferguson and David Beckham have made the trip to the capital. 10 mins from KO: Wout Weghorst leads the line up front for United for the second time in five days. The new signing struggled to make much of an impact in his debut against Crystal Palace but gets the nod from Ten Hag again today. He managed just two goals and three assists with Burnley last season in the Premier League but The Sporting News has crunched the numbers on why he is actually a good fit for the Red Devils. MORE: Why Wout Weghorst loan to Manchester United makes sense: Explaining reasons behind Man Utd transfer signing 30 mins from KO: If you're looking for a little flutter on today's game then our betting expert Kyle Bonn has you covered with the best bets.
com/u5pHrGuEBq 22nd min: That goal was the definition of against the run of play. Arsenal have responded well though. This time a well worked set-piece sees Martinelli fire just wide from the edge of the box. 17th min: GOAL! Arsenal 0-1 Man United Rashford with a beauty! He picks the ball up in midfield, nutmegs Partey and then dribbles forward before unleashing a low, powerful shot from 20 yards out that Ramsdale has no chance in reaching. What a hit! "THAT IS A SMASHING GOAL FOR MANCHESTER UNITED! "#ARSMU | #MyPLMorning 📺 @nbc and @peacock pic. com/Aeae8s0ahI MARCUS RASHFORD! What a goal this is! 🤯 pic. com/5NqKfKZrxF 14th min: Saka has been quiet by his standards so far but whips in a dangerous cross from the right which Wan-Bissaka has to clear for a corner.
Nketiah late goal sinks Ten Hag as Saka scores stunner