'Huge' Arsenal win over Man Utd opens final day 'window' says Mikel Arteta

  • Arsenal managed to secure a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford that now takes the Premier League title race to the final day
Arsenal could yet be crowned Premier League champions
Arsenal could yet be crowned Premier League champions / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says the win over Manchester United has opened up a window on the final day of the season that he simply can't wait for.

We feel like we have been saying this consistently for weeks, but over to you Manchester City.

Arsenal's 1-0 win over Manchester United again puts Mikel Arteta's side at the summit of the Premier League with City again to play catch up, but for the last time midweek against Tottenham.

The Gunners managed to grind out the win at Old Trafford, a venue they had only won at once in their last ten meetings and the gravity of what took place isn't lost on Arteta.

“It's a huge win,” Arteta said via arsenal.com. “Our history wasn't particularly positive towards this game and with everything that was at stake, we knew what we needed and we had to deal with that pressure and with that demand."

Arsenal were in a similar position last season, but wilted down the stretch as the City juggernaut steamrolled past them to a third successive title. But this year is different.

City will need to go to a ground where they have had trouble and win to ensure the title race is in their hands. A draw gives Arsenal the advantage due to a superior goal difference.

So as bad as it sounds, we're all Spurs supporters midweek.

For Arteta, the win at Old Trafford now sets up a scenario on the final day at the Emirates with everything to play for, and he simply can't wait.

“This result open another box, another window, which is the last day of the season,” he said. “Fighting for the Premier League in front of our people, with our families who are there. And we're going to live an amazing day together.

The Gunners have done all they can this season, scored the most league goals in a season and won the most league games in a season in their history and even that still might not be enough to slay Pep Guardiola's side.

But that is the kind of year Arsenal has had, its been one for the ages and there is still one final chapter to be written at the Emirates next weekend.

So many have waited for the chance for Arsenal to taste Premier League glory and now that its within sight, it's almost too much to bare.

But before that, we need our north London neighbors to do us a favor and get a result against Pep's juggernaut.