EPL: With goals from Trossard and Odegaard against Wolves, Arsenal reclaim the top spot

Apr 23, 2024 | Sports | 0 comments

Leandro Trossard and Martin Odegaard were the heroes as Arsenal secured a vital 2-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Saturday night, reclaiming the top spot in the Premier League table.

The win served as the perfect response for Mikel Arteta’s men after their midweek disappointment of exiting the Champions League to Bayern Munich. Despite Wolves carving out the first real chance, with Joao Gomes coming close, Arsenal dominated possession in the first half.

Gomes forced a spectacular save from David Raya, whose quick reaction tipped the close-range effort onto the post. However, it was just before halftime that Arsenal had the breakthrough. Trossard’s shot took a fortuitous deflection off the post and looped into the net, giving the visitors a crucial lead.

In a dominant second half, Mikel Arteta’s side continued to threaten. Wolves, though, held firm, maintaining hope for an equaliser. However, deep into added time, Arsenal finally broke their resilient opponents down.

Martin Odegaard displayed composure to convert from a tight angle, sealing the win and all three points for Arsenal.

This result sees Arsenal leapfrog Manchester City into first place, although Pep Guardiola’s side still hold a game in hand. The Gunners will have the opportunity to extend their lead at the summit when they host Chelsea in a crucial encounter on Tuesday.

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