“We really wanted to beat them for the fans.”

Arsenal star Bokayo Saka has dismissed talk of the Gunners winning the Premier League after their 3-2 victory over Manchester United.

Arsenal take on Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium today (Sunday, January 22) in the Premier League. They went into the match looking for exact revenge against the Red Devils, the only team to beat them this season.

The Gunners started the game poorly and Marcus Rashford put the visitors in front in the 17th minute. Eddie NikitiaHowever, Mikel Arteta equalized seven minutes later.

Saka then put the north London giants ahead just eight minutes into the second half. However, Lisandro Martinez leveled the game once again with a headed goal six minutes later.

It looked like the teams would have to share the spoils as the scoreline read 2-2 as the match drew to a close. Nketiah, though, grabbed the victory for the north London giants by grabbing a late winner.

Speaking after the game, Saka was delighted to help Arsenal beat Manchester United. He also praised the character his teammates showed to get the win after falling behind early. He told Sky Sports [via BBC Sport]:

“You can see how much it means to everyone. They’re the only team that’s beaten us this season so we really wanted to beat them for the fans.”

“We know how important this win is for us. It wasn’t easy and it certainly wasn’t our best start to the game but we showed a lot of character to come back and get the win.”

however, Of explained that it was too early for Arsenal to start thinking about winning the title. He said:

“It’s really important. It’s something we can be proud of but we have to stay humble. It’s halfway through the season and things can change very quickly.”

“But if we keep playing like we are, we’ll be in a good place at the end of the season, we just have to keep it up.”


Manchester United are 11 points behind Arsenal.

While Saka has ended talk of winning the title, Arsenal sit comfortably at the top of the table with 50 points from 19 matches. They enjoy a five-point lead over second-placed Manchester City with a game in hand.

Manchester UnitedOn the other hand, they are 11 points behind the London giants. They are fourth in the standings with 39 points, having won 12, drawn three and lost five of their 20 matches so far.

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