Arsenal kept their top four hope alive after trashing Manchester United 3-1 at the Emirate Staduim on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal came into the game with a victory away at Stamford Bridge while the Red Devils came into the game off a defeat against Liverpool at Anfield.
A flying start from Arsenal saw them take the lead inside three minutes. David de Gea’s flying save from Saka’s shot was parried into the path of Nuno Tavares, who couldn’t miss from a few yards. Saka then converted from the spot following a VAR review, but Arsenal’s lead barely lasted a minute.
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Ramsdale and Gabriel were in no-man’s land from Sancho’s cross and Cristiano Ronaldo converted from close range to reduce the lead back to a solitary goal in a chaotic and emotionally draining first half.
The visitors had a penalty ten minutes into the second half when Nuno was correctly penalised for a handball, only for Bruno Fernandes to roll the spot-kick onto the outside of the post and wide.
Arsenal were all over the place defensively, effectively asking to concede, until Granit Xhaka stepped up with a thumping long range drive to hand the Gunners vital breathing space.
That goal was vitally important for the Gunners, who then coasted through to secure a massive three points when it looked so unlikely.