There is something stirring in the red half of north London. A clinical victory – Arsenal’s fourth in all competitions – thanks to two early goals from Bukayo Saka and Martin Ødegaard sent Mikel Arteta’s side four points clear at the top of the table and strengthened their quest to seal a first league title for two decades.
After a slow start that still left them within touching distance of the other contenders, Arsenal are now clicking into gear and it is no coincidence that their return to goalscoring form has coincided with Ødegaard’s return from injury. The Arsenal captain was in sparkling form against a Wolves side who never stopped running for manager, Gary O’Neil, but ultimately could not respond to their opponents’ show of quality inside the opening quarter of an hour despite a late consolation for Matheus Cunha after a mistake from Oleksandr Zinchenko that sparked a frantic finale.
Written by Ed Aarons at the Emirates Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/dec/02/arsenal-wolves-premier-league-match-report under the title “Martin Ødegaard sparkles as Arsenal edge past Wolves to extend lead at top”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.