Arsenal extended their lead at the summit of the Premier League table, securing a 2-1 triumph over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The Gunners, eager to maintain their top position, swiftly asserted themselves with goals from Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard in the opening 12 minutes. Although Matheus Cunha pulled one back late for Wolves, Arsenal managed to preserve their lead and secure a vital victory.
The game unfolded with Arsenal taking the initiative at the Emirates. Saka capitalized on a pass from Takehiro Tomiyasu in the sixth minute, maneuvering past Craig Dawson and netting with his weaker right foot from close range. Another six minutes later, a splendid move down the left flank saw Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus combining, leading to Odegaard’s precise finish into the far corner from just inside the area.
While Arsenal continued to dominate in the attacking third, Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Martinelli came close to adding a third before halftime, with the latter hitting the post. Despite Wolves testing David Raya after the break through Cunha, the hosts couldn’t replicate their first-half intensity.
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Although Saka and Trossard had opportunities to extend the lead, Wolves’ substitute goalkeeper Daniel Bentley denied them. Wolves managed to pull a goal back with five minutes remaining, as Cunha capitalized on Zinchenko’s mistake. Arsenal, however, thwarted further attempts from Wolves, holding on for a pivotal victory that widened the gap over second-placed Manchester City.