Plucky Arsenal beat Wolves to consolidate Premier League top spot

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Julius Jumah
Julius Jumah
A multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to four points with a 2-1 victory over Wolves at the Emirates on Saturday, December 2, 2023, thanks to early goals from Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard.

In the chilly conditions, Arsenal made a rapid start, and the points seemed secure when Captain Odegaard doubled their lead in the 13th minute.

Saka had initially given Mikel Arteta’s team the lead in the sixth minute, benefitting from some skillful link-up play that sent him through.

Plucky Arsenal beat Wolves to consolidate Premier League top spot
England winger Bukayo Saka broke the deadlock in the sixth minute, setting Arsenal on course for a win that extended their lead at the top of the table. [Photo/Sky Sports].

Wolves regrouped and started making a few inroads, but Arsenal remained untroubled until Matheus Cunha scored powerfully past home keeper David Raya in the 86th minute, making for an unexpectedly tense finish.

With 33 points from 14 games, Arsenal leads the league, followed by champions Manchester City with 29 points, who play against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Liverpool and Aston Villa, also in action on Sunday, have 28 points each.

Plucky Arsenal beat Wolves to consolidate Premier League top spot
Martin Odegaard was on target in the 13th minute to double Arsenal’s advantage against Wolves at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. [Photo/Sky Sports].

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In the 89th minute, the German midfielder expertly headed home Bukayo Saka’s precise cross, breaking the deadlock and propelling Arsenal to the top of the table.

This victory allowed them to surpass Manchester City and Liverpool, who had earlier played to a 1-1 draw on the same day.

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