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Premier League: Arsenal keep title hope alive with win over Man Utd



Arsenal secured a crucial 1-0 victory against Manchester United, allowing them to temporarily surpass Manchester City at the summit of the Premier League.

Leandro Trossard capitalized on defensive errors from United to score the only goal of the game, putting Arsenal on 86 points with one match remaining.

Despite the win, the title race remains tight, with Manchester City still in contention with 85 points and two games left to play.

Kai Havertz expressed Arsenal’s reliance on other teams, notably Tottenham Hotspur, to maintain their position at the top.

Trossard’s goal in the 20th minute proved decisive, with Arsenal’s defense holding firm against United’s late onslaught. The victory marked Arsenal’s second win at Old Trafford in 17 visits and kept their hopes alive in the intense title race.

Manchester United, meanwhile, faced disappointment as they continue to struggle defensively and in their pursuit of European qualification.

Manager Erik ten Hag emphasized the importance of securing European football next season, acknowledging the uphill battle his team faces in the remaining fixtures. Despite United’s efforts to find an equalizer, Arsenal’s resilient defense secured their 18th clean sheet of the season.

The win sets up a thrilling final day of the season, with Arsenal hosting Everton and Manchester City facing West Ham United.

Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, praised his team’s performance in a challenging fixture, highlighting the significance of the result given the historical difficulty of playing at Old Trafford.

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