Arsenal weathered a late challenge from Wolves on Saturday to expand their lead at the summit of the Premier League. Mikel Arteta’s confident Gunners, buoyed by their 6-0 triumph over Lens in the midweek Champions League fixture, swiftly surged to a 2-0 advantage at the Emirates within 13 minutes.
Bukayo Saka initiated the scoring, and Arsenal doubled their lead as Oleksandr Zinchenko delivered a precise ball for Martin Odegaard, who found the bottom corner with precision.
In the waning moments of the first half, the home side came tantalizingly close to a third goal when Gabriel Martinelli’s shot ricocheted off the post. Despite the missed opportunity to seal the game, Wolves’ Matheus Cunha heightened the tension by finding the top corner in the 86th minute.
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Nevertheless, Arsenal, last year’s runners-up, clung to a 2-1 victory, securing their 10th win in 14 league games. This result places them four points ahead of reigning champions Manchester City, who are set to face Tottenham on Sunday.
Acknowledging the imperfections in football, Arteta expressed his satisfaction with Arsenal’s performance, stating, “It should have been a much bigger scoreline. We made a mistake, and they took the chance, and it’s game on in the Premier League.”