Arsenal take Premier League title race to final day with win at Man United

Arsenal maintained the title pressure as Havertz and Trossard linked up to sink Manchester United. The Gunners got the job done and held up their side of the bargain over the weekend to ensure the race for the Premier League title goes down to the final day. 

That being said, second-placed Manchester City are still in the driving seat. The defending Premier League champions have a game in hand, which means victories in their final two games will seal a fourth successive title.

It was anything but one-way traffic at Old Trafford. The Gunners delivered an unconvincing display against a severely depleted United side. Leandro Trossard struck within the opening half an hour, following some poor defending from struggling veteran Casemiro who played Kai Havertz onside. The ex-Chelsea man went on to supply his Belgian teammate at the near post, for the only goal of the game. 

The visitors did enough to secure the win but had to do some back-to-the-wall defending during the second half as the hosts piled on the pressure. United showed plenty of vigor, but suffered from a glaring lack of quality up front and never seriously tested golden glove winner David Raya, as their hopes of European football next season faded further.

Mikel Arteta’s side largely looked comfortable in sealing a fine win to take the title race to the final day, whilst United may need to down Manchester City in the FA Cup final to qualify for European competition next season. 

The victory for Arsenal puts them one point ahead of Manchester City, having played a game more. The title chasers will be hoping for a favor from north London rivals Tottenham, who host Guardiola’s Man City on Tuesday, to boost their chances of a first league title since 2003-04.