Arsenal secured a thrilling 3-1 victory over Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium for the second consecutive season, extending their unbeaten home streak against their historic rivals to six matches, with Declan Rice’s late strike sealing the win.
The Gunners started brightly, aiming to recover from their previous weekend’s draw with Fulham. Kai Havertz had an early chance but couldn’t capitalize, highlighting his confidence struggles. United took an unexpected lead midway through the first half, with Marcus Rashford scoring after a precise pass from Christian Eriksen.
However, Arsenal responded immediately, with Martin Ødegaard finishing a fantastic team move just 35 seconds after conceding.
The second half saw a more spirited United side, nearly equalizing through Aaron Ramsdale’s saves and William Saliba’s block on Rashford. The match remained intense, including a penalty call for Havertz that was reversed after a VAR review.
In the thrilling final 10 minutes, United’s Alejandro Garnacho had a goal disallowed for offside, keeping the game open. Arsenal capitalized on this with Declan Rice’s deflected shot slipping past André Onana for a late winner. Gabriel Jesus sealed United’s fate with a composed counter-attack goal.
United suffered their second defeat of the season in this gripping encounter.