Eddie Nketiah’s late strike puts an end to the suspense as Arsenal edge Manchester United.



Eddie Nketiah

It was a match to bring back memories of when these two clubs had a rivalry that determined both the outcome of the Premier League title and English football; a quaking collision that was unquestionably the best match to watch this season thus far.

Brawls, flying pizza, Roy Keane in the tunnel, Keown vs. Van Nistelrooy, and more. For the first time in a long time, the fixture was relevant to the title race, so everything seemed like it belonged again. It was incident-filled from beginning to end, with tackles flying and tempers blazing, as it always is. And when it was all said and done, Arsenal had made a significant stride toward winning their first championship since 2004.

When Eddie Nketiah sprang up with it, the Emirates crowd erupted in joy. There is no feeling quite like the last-second winner. In the buildup, there would be a lengthy VAR check for a potential offside, but when it was cleared, the celebrations were raucous. When the full-time whistle sounds, as they would be.

Oleksandr Zinchenko was fed by Leandro Trossard, a recent addition to Arsenal, on the left (the full-back was level with the last defender), and when he pulled back, the superb Martin degaard strike resulted. Ntekiah was there to make the finish from close range. The striker has helped everyone forget that one of the stars from the first half of the season, Gabriel Jesus, was forced to miss time due to injury.

Eddie Nketiah

Eddie Nketiah

Man U and Arsenal

Never give up ✊ pic.twitter.com/ZT6bbE00mI

— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 22, 2023

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