Ødegaard’s double puts Arsenal back on top of Premier League as Chelsea wilt

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“It’s not over,” Mikel Arteta had said on Monday. It feels as if it is, Manchester City just too powerful, as evidenced by their 4-1 dismissal of Arsenal last Wednesday. But Arsenal cannot allow their Premier League title push to fizzle out. They owe it to themselves after the excellent season they have produced. And then who knows? Just maybe …

Arteta’s men kept up their side of the bargain, moving back to the top of the table, two points clear of City, having played two matches more, although to have failed to beat this Chelsea team would have been an abdication. Frank Lampard’s visitors were almost implausibly bad in the first half. Then again, it has all been too believable for their supporters of late. Arsenal were 3-0 up after 34 minutes, the game over.

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Written by David Hytner at the Emirates Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/may/02/arsenal-chelsea-premier-league-match-report under the title “Ødegaard’s double puts Arsenal back on top of Premier League as Chelsea wilt”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.