Eddie Nketiah’s late goal keeps Arsenal 5 points clear at the top of the EPL table.
Eddie Nketiah snatched a dramatic winner for Arsenal in a five-goal thriller with Manchester United, with a late VAR check survived by the Gunners.
Topsy-turvy encounter at Emirates Stadium
Arteta’s side get the job done.
Remain clear at the top of the Premier League table.
WHAT HAPPENED? The Gunners found a way of picking up all three points against the Red Devils, with Mikel Arteta’s side showing the kind of battling qualities that separate title contenders from pretenders. Nketiah was the man to seal a dramatic victory at Emirates Stadium, with the 23-year-old striker beating a couple of tight offside calls to bundle home from close range.
NKETIAH IS THE MAN OF THE MOMENT! 🔥
Arsenal make it 3-2! pic.twitter.com/jn0cvKvWdY
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 22, 2023
Eddie Nketiah comes through in a MASSIVE way.
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 22, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Arsenal fell behind against United when Marcus Rashford opened the scoring, but Nketiah’s first of the game drew them level. Bukayo Saka then scored a stunning long-range strike for the hosts, only for Lisandro Martinez to restore parity shortly afterwards.
WHAT NEXT? It appeared as though the Gunners would have to settle for a share of the spoils, but they piled pressure on United in the closing stages and were rewarded when Nketiah sparked wild celebrations in north London. Victory for Arsenal has pulled them five points clear of Manchester City while still boasting a game in hand on the defending Premier League champions.