Arsenal heap further humiliation on dismal Manchester United to bolster top-four hopes

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Arsenal humiliates a dreadful team even more. Manchester United is looking to improve their chances of finishing in the top four.

 

Arsenal increased their chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League by defeating Manchester United in a thrilling match at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners were on a roll after beating Chelsea to break a run of three straight defeats, while United were looking to rebound from a humiliating 4-0 loss at Liverpool.

And Arsenal came away with three critical points, as the visitors were punished for shoddy defence and a penalty miss by Bruno Fernandes, which hampered an aggressive offensive game.

Following blunders from Raphael Varane and Alex Telles, Arsenal went ahead after only three minutes, with Nuno Tavares converting a straightforward finish after David de Gea had saved Bukayo Saka’s attempt.

After being called to look at his pitchside monitor, the referee gave a penalty for a foul by Telles on Saka shortly before Nketiah’s shot, which Saka converted.

United posed a significant threat in attack, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his 100th Premier League goal before the break.

It set the tone for a United siege, only for Fernandes to squander their great opportunity by slamming a second-half penalty against the post after Tavares handled.

With 20 minutes remaining, Arsenal took advantage of the reprieve as Granit Xhaka secured the victory with a 25-yard

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