Martin Odegaard touching his heart at 1-0, Martin Odegaard on his knees celebrating 2-0… Arsenal’s young captain outshone the rest of the images at Molineux Stadium, where the Gunners added 3 points again. There is no one to stop them and by moving away, they are moving away even from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, which is five points below. Mikel Arteta already has 37 points in his power and faces the international break with great optimism. He has reason to be happy. He has given birth to a team with very few cracks, quite the opposite of the wolverhamptonwho awaits Julen Lopetegui with open arms.
The Gipuzkoan coach watched the game in the box with his son, and despite the Wolves enjoyed a good first hour competing face to face with the Premier League leader, there were things to comment on. The duel in the Midlands succumbed to the back and forth game so typical of English football, although in recent years in decline precisely because of the arrival of so many foreign coaches. But from time to time you still see games with many transitions and he realized that Bukayo Saka, who crossed ten minutes from the start and saw how the ball was poisoned until it disturbed Jose Sá.
Hugo Bueno, already fully installed on the left wing of the Wolves, tried to cover Saka’s center, but the ball took on virulence and Sá had to clear it for a corner. Meanwhile, Xhaka had to retire injured and the Wolves asserted Guedes’ speedwhich was planted in the area and finished off a bit high. Gabriel Jesús did not take long to reply in a triple game and even the crossbar seemed determined to deny him the goal that has been resisting him so much in recent weeks. But in the absence of Gabriel Jesús, well it’s Martin Odegaard, who put the finishing touch to a play magnificently started by the Brazilian 9 and linked by a very talented Fabio Vieira.
54 minutes had passed and the goal gave some margin to the Arsenalloaded with good reasons and with 2-0 in mind. Zinchenko hurried down the left lane, tried his luck, they had to insist and after a small commotion in the area Odegaard turned to volunteer to decide the game with his second goal, the sixth this campaign in the Premier. Killer numbers for the leader of a leader who is more of a leader, although he suffered in the final minutes due to the push of Adama Traore. The winger was fine digging everything he could for his band, he gave in to the other Traore, Boubakar and Ramsdale had to get to work. because in this Arsenal they all work.
Fabio Vieira (15′, G. Xhaka), D. Power (67′, Joao Moutinho), D. Lembikisa (67′, N. Semedo), Matheus Nunes (79′, Toti Gomes), R.Nelson (90′, B.Saka), M. Elneny (90′, Fabio Vieira), Cedric Soares (90′, O. Zinchenko)
0-1, 53′: Odegaard0-2, 74′: Odegaard
Referee: Stuart Attwell
VAR Referee: Mike Dean, Neil Davies
Gomes Tote (36′, Yellow) Boubacar Traore (45′, Yellow) Thomas (51′, Yellow) Gabriel (59′, Yellow) Hugo Good (91′, Yellow)
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