Arsenal beat Wolves to extend Premier League lead
Arsenal thrashed junior club Wolverhampton Wonders 2-0 on Saturday and two goals from captain Martin Odegaard gave Arsenal a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League before a mid-season break ahead of the World Cup. Has entered.
The Norwegian midfielder was one of the revelations of Arsenal’s swashbuckling early-season form, smashing into the big net after Fabio Vieira’s cross in the 55th minute, at the end of a typically clever pass by the visitors. I put in the first shoot.
Audegaard scored his second from a rebound 20 minutes later.
The result left Arsenal top of the Premier League with 37 points, five ahead of Manchester City, who lost at home to Brentford earlier in the day.
The London side have not won the Premier League since the 2003-04 title, when they were dubbed ‘unbeatable’ for going the entire season undefeated.
“We have to stay calm. I have said many times that we have a long way to go before the end of the season, but we have some good teams around us so we will play every game. We will fight in the final,” said Audegaard.
Arsenal’s only downside is the substitution of midfielder Granit Xhaka in the first half.
However, the mood of the away fans who chanted their adoration for manager Mikel Arteta at the final whistle could not be contained, and they threw off their shirts despite the cold November weather.
Despite the Wolves’ first-half resistance, Arsenal’s smooth and youthful side looked comfortable throughout and could have scored more.
In the end, another disastrous day for the Wolves, who are bottom of the league on 10 points, despite the hard work and enthusiastic support of the fans at Molineux Stadium.
Incoming manager Julen Lopetegui watched them from the stands before they formally took charge.
Audegaard said Arsenal must gear up in the second half.
“We know our quality and we know we’re trying to create chances. We had to be patient, but it worked out,” he said.
“We played a little slow in the first half. They defended well with all the players behind the ball. I think we played well in the second half. So I think it went well.”
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