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Arsenal beat Man United to go top of Premier League table

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Arsenal reclaimed the top spot in the Premier League standings with a crucial 1-0 victory over Manchester United, keeping their title aspirations alive as Leandro Trossard’s early goal sealed the win at Old Trafford.

Following Manchester City’s temporary ascent to the league summit with a win over Fulham, Arsenal knew they could not afford any slip-ups in their encounter against a struggling Manchester United side.

Trossard’s well-timed finish from Kai Havertz’s delivery gave Arsenal an early lead, and despite a valiant effort from Erik ten Hag’s injury-hit Man United to find an equalizer, the Gunners held firm to secure their 18th clean sheet of the season.

With the win, Arsenal moved one point ahead of reigning champions Manchester City, who have a game in hand against Tottenham. The Premier League title race is now set to culminate on the final day of the season, regardless of the outcome of City’s midweek fixture.

While Manchester United’s women’s team celebrated FA Cup success, the men’s team continued to struggle, remaining three points adrift of European qualification spots.

Despite not hitting top gear, Arsenal showcased defensive solidity, extending their impressive run since the turn of the year, with 15 wins and one draw in 17 league matches.

United’s injury woes limited their attacking threat, and Casemiro’s lapse allowed Trossard to capitalize early on, compounding the woes of the beleaguered Ten Hag.

Though Man United rallied after the break, Arsenal’s defense held firm, denying any serious threats and securing a vital win in their title pursuit.

As the season reaches its climax, Arsenal’s victory sets up a thrilling finale, with Man City and Arsenal vying for the Premier League title, promising an enthralling conclusion to the 2023/24 campaign.