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Wetang’ula ecstatic as Gunners beat Man Utd to take Premier League race to final day

Sunday, May 12th, 2024 21:45 | By
Arsenal players celebrate win against Manchester United at Old Trafford. PHOTO/Arsenal
Arsenal players celebrate win against Manchester United at Old Trafford. PHOTO/Arsenal

The National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang'ula was elated after Arsenal picked up a crucial 1-0 Premier League win at Old Trafford on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

The win against Manchester United means that the title race will be decided on the final day, with the Gunners looking to end a title-dry spell that lasted for 21 years.

Wetang'ula, who had called on Arsenal to win at Manchester United's turf, urged the London side to finish the season on a high.

"Well done, Arsenal. Play your next game like hounds that have tasted blood! This is our year! Kufinish Kumalo!" Wetang'ula wrote on X.

Meanwhile, the Gunners moved back to the top of the Premier League after a crucial goal was scored by Leandro Trossard from Kai Havertz's right-wing cross. They are now one point ahead of Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard celebrate Arsenal's goal against Manchester United. PHOTO/Arsenal
Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard celebrate Arsenal's goal against Manchester United. PHOTO/Arsenal

Opta stats

Arsenal have won three successive Premier League games against Manchester United for the first time since September 1998, according to Opta Stats.

Arsenal's win at Old Trafford was their 27th in the Premier League this season, only winning more league games in a campaign in the top-flight in 1970-71 (29) and 1930-31 (28).

Manchester United have lost 19 games in all competitions this season, their most since 1978-79 (also 19).

Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight Premier League away games, while only Chelsea in 2008-09 have kept more away from home in a single season in the competition on the road than their 11 this term.

Manchester United have conceded in 10 successive games in all competitions for the first time since October 2021, while the 82 goals they have conceded this season is their most since 1970-71 (also 82).

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