Arsenal continued their glorious begin to the marketing campaign as a fortuitous first-half Bukayo Saka objective gave them a 1-0 away win over Bodo/Glimt within the Europa League, marking a sixth win in a row throughout all competitions.
A intelligent transfer gave the England worldwide the ball in capturing place, and his deflected shot got here again off the 21-year-old and into the online to provide the Gunners the lead.
Bodo pressed for an equaliser within the second half, however a mixture of Matt Turner and poor ending allowed the Gunners to carry on for all three factors.
Mikel Arteta’s males made it 11 wins from 12 in all competitions to start out the season as they consolidate their place on the prime of Group A.
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Arsenal went in entrance after 24 minutes, Saka taking part in a stunning one-two with Albert Sambi Lokonga earlier than getting an enormous slice of luck, as his shot rebounded off a defender again onto the winger’s chest earlier than bouncing in with the goalkeeper fully wrong-footed.
Bodo had a incredible alternative to stage quickly after as Runar Espejord’s flick-on put Amahl Pellegrino by means of on objective, just for the ahead to fireplace horribly broad.
Pellegrino had one other huge alternative after the break, however his sidefooted shot was comfortably saved by Turner, earlier than Ola Solbakken smashed simply over the crossbar.
Espejord then ought to have scored when the ball fell to him within the field, however blazed his effort over as Bodo continued to threaten.
The hosts have been persistent of their seek for an equaliser, however Arsenal noticed the sport out to document one other vital victory.
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Arsenal weren’t at their finest towards Bodo, however did simply sufficient to take victory in Norway and make it three wins from three in Group A and 6 consecutive victories throughout all competitions.
The Gunners registered only one shot on track over the 90 minutes, however they won’t care a jot as they take the all-important three factors again to London, with the chance to safe a spot within the knockout levels in the event that they beat PSV Eindhoven at Emirates Stadium subsequent week.
All in all, Arteta’s aspect have received 11 of 12 video games in all competitions this season, the one defeat being at Outdated Trafford towards Manchester United final month.
Unsung hero Lokonga
Whereas Saka will get the headlines for his objective, Lokonga additionally performed very properly within the centre of midfield alongside Fabio Vieira.
Lokonga’s help for Saka’s winner was perfectly-weighted, and the previous Anderlecht man’s all-round recreation impressed as he ranked highest in passing accuracy (96.6 per cent) and second in key passes (two) amongst Arsenal gamers.
Whereas Saka continues to star for Arsenal, one other academy product on the opposing wing did not make an impression as Reiss Nelson struggled.
Nelson made means with over half an hour left having did not hit the goal together with his solely shot, whereas profitable simply certainly one of his three duels.
Each groups return to home motion on Sunday, with Arsenal travelling to Elland Highway to play Leeds United whereas Bodo will face Valerenga away from residence.