Sports Reporter

ARSENAL did what was demanded of them, winning at Old Trafford and showing great mental strength to beat Manchester United 1-0 and take the English Premiership race to the wire.

Pastor Charles Charamba watched the match sitting with the Manchester United fans on a fine early summer day before heavy rains lashed the Theatre of Dreams.

Arsenal were the favourites and won the game through a 20th minute goal by Leandro Trossard.

Manchester United were better than their shock 0-4 defeat at Crystal Palace but lacked the cutting edge up front.

Arsenal powered back to the top of the Premier League with Manchester City visiting Tottenham tomorrow.

If City win, they will go back to the top of the table and secure a fourth straight league title with victory at home over West Ham.

This wasn’t their most fluent or devastating performance but Arsenal ground out the victory they needed.

“A huge cheer from the away end greeted the final whistle,” said Gary Rose of BBC Sports who was at Old Trafford

“This wasn’t the big win that many perhaps predicted before kick-off but Arsenal dug in and ground it out against one of their fiercest rivals to ensure they take the title race to the final day.

“They may still fall short, given the relentlessness of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, but not even the heavy rain that is hammering the Old Trafford turf now is going to spoil the Arsenal fans’ party.”

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