Arsenal took a significant step toward the Premier League title by securing victory over Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium. Although they began the match without their star player, Bukayo Saka, the Gunners faced a shaky start, with Declan Rice having to clear a close-range effort from Josk Gvardiol off the line.
However, as the game progressed, Arsenal gained momentum, while Manchester City struggled to find their rhythm. Mateo Kovacic’s reckless tackles left City fortunate to maintain playing XI on field.
The introduction of Gabriel Martinelli at halftime injected new energy into Mikel Arteta’s team. Martinelli displayed remarkable speed and skill down the wing, consistently delivering dangerous crosses.
In the end, it appeared the match might end in a stalemate. However, it was Martinelli who seized the opportunity, latching onto a Kai Havertz pass and confidently slotting the ball past Ederson to secure a late, winning goal and the crucial points for Arsenal.