Premier League: Arsenal In Top-four Race

North London giants Arsenal made a big step towards securing a place in the top four of the Premier League at the end of this season following their win over Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal got the better of Manchester United via a 2-0 win at home.

It was sweet revenge for the Gunners who were dumped out of the FA Cup by the same team in January.

On that occasion, Arsenal lost 3-1 to the Red Devils at home in what was the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Arsenal started the weekend with a one-point deficit to Manchester United in the fourth spot and they knew that a win would be enough to give them the advantage in the keenly contested race for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Arsenal were quicker out of the blocks against a Manchester United side buoyed by the dramatic win over French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in midweek.

The Gunners were rewarded for their fast start through Granit Xhaka in the 12th minute.

Manchester United had several opportunities to equalise with Romelu Lukaku the major culprit for the Red Devils.

He had hit the crossbar before Xhaka scored the opening goal.

Arsenal wrapped up the win in the second half through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 68th minute after Fred was adjudged to have brought down Alexandre Lacazette in the box.

With the win, Arsenal have moved two points clear of the chasing pack for fourth place.

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