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Arsenal’s Gritty Win Keeps Title Race Alive

Arsenal's Gritty Win Keeps Title Race Alive

Arsenal showcased a different side to their game in a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Manchester United, reigniting the Premier League title race with a gritty performance.

In a match characterized by scrappiness and moments of sloppiness, Mikel Arteta’s side secured a crucial three points thanks to Leandro Trossard’s early goal. Despite not being at their fluent best, Arsenal’s determination and defensive resilience proved enough to see off a lackluster United side.

Trossard capitalized on a defensive lapse from Casemiro to put Arsenal ahead in the 20th minute, taking advantage of Kai Havertz’s well-timed run. While Manchester City still hold the advantage in the title race, Arsenal’s win keeps them in contention, with the destiny of the title now resting in City’s hands.

The victory was even more significant considering the adverse weather conditions that plagued the match, with a late storm hitting Manchester and leaving the pitch waterlogged. However, Arsenal managed to weather the storm both figuratively and literally, securing a vital win amidst the challenging conditions.

Despite their unconvincing performance, Arsenal’s ability to grind out results has been a hallmark of their title pursuit. With key players stepping up when needed, including the formidable defensive partnership of Gabriel and William Saliba, Arsenal have shown resilience and character throughout the season.

As the Premier League season approaches its climax, Arsenal find themselves in a thrilling position, with the potential for a dramatic finale on the horizon. While the title may still be a long shot, Arsenal’s gritty win against United has kept their hopes alive and set the stage for an exciting conclusion to the campaign.

Credit: BBC Sport

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