Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has played down talk of the Gunners winning the Premier League after their 3-2 win over Manchester United.
Arsenal take on Manchester United in the Premier League today (Sunday, January 22) at the Emirates Stadium. They entered the game to exact revenge on the Red Devils, the only team to beat them this season.
The Gunners got off to a poor start, with Marcus Rashford giving the visitors the lead in the 17th minute. Eddie NketiahHowever, Mikel Arteta’s side equalized seven minutes later.
Saka then gave the north London giants the lead just eight minutes into the second half. However, Lisandro Martinez brought the game back to the first with a header six minutes later.
As the game drew to a close and the score became 2-2, it seemed the two teams would have to share the spoils. However, Nketiah grabbed the late winner to seal the win for the North London Giants.
After the game, Saka said he was very happy to help Arsenal beat Manchester United. He also praised the character of his teammates to win after initially falling behind.he told sky sports [via BBC Sport]:
“You can see how important it is to everyone. They’re the only team that beat us this season, so we really want to beat them for the fans.”
“We knew how important this win was for us. It wasn’t easy and it was definitely not our best start, but we showed a lot of character and came back and won.”
However, Saka Explain that it is 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 be humble. It’s halfway through the season and things can change very quickly.”
“But if we keep playing like we’re doing then we’ll end the season in a good position and we just have to keep it going.”
Manchester United trail Arsenal by 11 points
While Saka downplayed title talk, Arsenal are top of the table with 50 points from 19 appearances. They are five points ahead of second-placed Manchester City and have a game in hand.
Manchester UnitedAlready 11 points behind the London giants, on the other hand. They are fourth in the standings with 39 points and have won 12 of their 20 games so far, drawn three and lost five.