In the Emirates thriller, Eddie Nketiah wins late as Arsenal beat Man Utd.

Eddie Nketiah took home a late win as Arsenal beat Manchester United in a five-goal stretch to keep the Premier League title in full swing.

The forward has been in great form since replacing the injured Gabriel Jesus and has scored seven goals in multiple matches, including a last-ditch effort to secure a 3-2 win over his former rivals at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford continued his fine form with a stunning opening for United, which was canceled by Nketiah before Bukayo Saka finished ahead of his own top drawer Arsenal.

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Eddie Nketiah scores a late winning goal for Arsenal (John Walton/PA)

Lisandro Martinez, who was an Arsenal target last summer, then leveled up for United after some poor defense, but Nketiah would return home a rebellious shot from Martin Odegaard to secure a memorable win.

After back-to-back wins for Manchester City since Arsenal’s win at Tottenham, Mikel Arteta’s side, who cut an eight-point lead to two at the top, capitulated as the pressure continued.

United are the only team to beat the Gunners in the Premier League this season and are off to a good start to repeat the Old Trafford win in September.

Arsenal v Manchester United – Premier League – Emirates Stadium

Marcus Rashford (centre) fired from Manchester United (John Walton/PA)

An early penalty call was dismissed when Bruno Fernandes was challenged by Aaron Ramsdale, when VAR’s quick-check support referee Anthony Taylor’s call to shake the objections, but they were still celebrating the lead in the 17th minute.

Unusually, Thomas Partey got the ball on the cheap before Rashford passed him and shot with a good low finish.

Reacting to the backlash from any champion-seeking side, Arsenal soon bounced back when Nketiah rocked Granit Xhaka after losing too easily to Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Arsenal v Manchester United – Premier League – Emirates Stadium

Eddie Nketiah advances to Arsenal in the 24th minute (John Walton/PA)

The game started from that point, as the suspended Casemiro was replaced by Scott McTominay with a shot from the edge of the penalty area, forcing him to stop wisely at Ramsdale.

Arteta was shown a yellow card by referee Taylor after Luke Shaw objected to a foul on Saka as the first half ended at a locked level.

It would change just eight minutes after the restart as Saka provided so much space and time, curling home with a perfect 25-yard shot to put Arsenal ahead.

Ramsdale made a man-of-the-match showdown in their 2-0 win over the Spurs last week and made a fantastic save with a deflected effort to keep Rashford from leveling up.

But the England goalkeeper was guilty of United’s equalizer as he allowed Martinez to head into his first Red Devils goal in a corner with first-half substitute Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Sharing four goals, Saka shot from a similar position to push Christian Eriksen away and cut the post as both teams began searching for the winner.

Leandro Trossard, who joined Arsenal from Brighton on Friday, came in in the last 10 minutes to make his Arsenal debut as David stood at close range to deny Gea Nketiah for a second.

Arsenal were now at the very top with United unable to get out of their own penalty box for big spells.

Eriksen led a rare offense for the visitors and won a corner for a short timeout, but Arsenal pressure eventually emerged as Nketiah’s cleat-drop response in an Odegaard attempt saw him divert the ball from De Gea’s side.

A VAR check followed, but was played offside and scored by former England Under-21 striker Wan-Bissaka, Emirates went wild and Arsenal were five points away from City with a game in hand.

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