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Wolves vs Arsenal 2-0 Win

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The Gunners benefited from Man City losing earlier in the day by expanding their lead in the Premier League heading into the World Cup. Arsenal leads the Premier League by five points going into the World Cup break. Mikel Arteta’s team knew that a win over Wolves would solidify their lead at the top of the league because Manchester City had lost to Brentford earlier in the day. And they succeeded 2-0 at Molineux thanks to a second-half brace from skipper Martin Odegaard.

Odegaard’s first goal came on 55 minutes thanks to a superb play from substitute Fabio Vieira, who had come on for the injured Granit Xhaka in the first half. Odegaard’s second goal came 15 minutes from time thanks to some excellent work from Gabriel Martinelli. On Saturday, Arsenal wasn’t at their best, but they still managed to win, giving them an incredible 37 points this season out of a possible 42.

The Performing Side:

Martin Odegaard:
The captain of Arsenal delivered when his team most needed him. Mikel Arteta’s team did not put on a particularly strong effort in this game because of the Wolves‘ closely packed defensive line. But in the second half, Odegaard scored twice to break open the home team and give the Gunners a five-point advantage at the top of the Premier League. Although his first goal was a tap-in, his second was skillfully finished off. In 14 Premier League appearances this season, he has now scored six goals. An excellent payout for the playmaker.

Fabio Vieira:
Vieira’s pent-up resentment was evident as he reveled in the significant role he played in Martin Odegaard’s goal. Vieira has had a challenging few weeks because of the criticism he has received after a string of subpar cup games. But after taking over for Granit Xhaka, he seized the chance and created a fantastic play that helped break the tie at the hour mark. Vieira displayed exceptional skill when he lifted the ball flawlessly over Jose Sa for the easiest of tap-ins for Odegaard. Vieira stood by himself, punched the air, and glanced at the coaching staff as the rest of his teammates celebrated in front of the away fans.

Mikel Arteta:
It’s tough to put into words the excellent work Mikel Arteta has done in north London, but Arsenal will lead the Premier League by five points at Christmas. When he joined, the club was in disarray, and getting here hasn’t exactly been simple. However, Arteta did things his way, and Arsenal is now enjoying the results. Arteta deserves a lot of credit for getting Arsenal to this point, regardless of whether they continue to lead when the Premier League resumes following the international break.

The Losing Side:

Manchester City:
When looking at today’s schedule, Pep Guardiola’s team would have believed that it may be a day when they could gain an advantage in the race for first place in the Premier League. However, as a result of Newcastle’s magnificent 1-0 victory over Chelsea, who extended their impressive run, they finished the day just two points ahead of Newcastle and five points behind Arsenal. The closest rivals had a real opportunity to profit from City’s shocking home loss to Brentford, and they seized the opportunity with both hands.

Ben White:
The Arsenal defender had a rare off day on this occasion. White struggled to create any sort of rhythm against a Wolves team that gave Arsenal very little space to run into despite being perhaps Arteta’s most reliable performer this season and earning his England World Cup call-up. Arsenal has been able to take advantage of the right side throughout the entire season because of the excellent communication between White, Bukayo Saka, and Martin Odegaard. At Molineux, however, the link-up was a little off, with White occasionally acting sloppily when in possession.

Granit Xhaka:
Granit Xhaka stood slumped over just one minute into the game, which must have made a few spectators in Switzerland uneasy. The midfielder, who will lead Switzerland in the World Cup, did not appear to be in good shape as the Arsenal medical staff attended to him. He was able to continue for 16 minutes before signaling that he was unable to do so. Fabio Vieria then entered the game to take his place. When Xhaka gestured to his stomach and passed Mikel Arteta on the way back to the dressing room, it appeared as though he was ill.

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Salman Shaikh
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