Martin Odegaard helped Arsenal beat Bournemouth


A pair of goals from Martin Odegaard earlier in the game helped Arsenal beat Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday at the Vitality Stadium.

Mikel Arteta’s early-season streak of nine goals scored and just two goals allowed extends to 3-0 for the Gunners with goals from William Saliba,

Gabriel Jesus, and Granit Xhaka (to Leicester last weekend).

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Arsenal’s offence can keep them unbeaten for a while: Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko appear to be players who have been sprung from their cages,

chrome-wheeled, fuel-injected, and stepping out over the line (though Zinchenko,

to be fair, could’ve used with a little less freedom at times on Saturday). Crystal Palace,

Leicester City, and now Bournemouth have looked largely unfit to deal with the new-look Arsenal attack. The pair make the Gunners a candidate to be the final unbeaten side in the Premier League because goals need to be cancelled out to put a “L” on the board. They are good, of course,

as part of Man City’s structure but given more freedom to express their style in space.

Gabriel Jesus: Through three games while wearing an Arsenal jersey,

the former Man City player has resembled a little smaller Kylian Mbappe. Jesus isn’t just a hold-up man or only a scorer,

therefore the other Gunners have more room: Gabby Jesus has a flawless appearance.
Odegaard, Martin Odegaard has been a professional since he was 15 years old,

and the announcer correctly noted that this is how a 23-year-old displays the general attack experience of a 30-year-old.

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What a shame that Norway won’t be led into the World Cup by Odegaard and Erling Haaland.

While nobody is claiming that this group is invincible,

they are playing with a swagger akin to Arsene Wenger’s all-conquering champs.
Mikel Arteta’s eager

young team is now sitting lovely in pink at the top of the standings,

at least until reigning champion Manchester City plays Newcastle on Sunday afternoon.

However, it’s not the outcomes that are boosting hopes as much as the brutality of their performances this year.

The Arteta revolution was started at the Vitality on Boxing Day 2019,

during his first game in charge of Arsenal.

And less than three years later,

they are essentially unrecognisable from the group of players that Unai Emery’s club had made the entire place stink.

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In the opening 11 minutes, two goals from Martin Odegaard virtually ended the game. William Saliba then made sure of it with his first club goal.


who was just named Arteta’s replacement as captain,

is demonstrating right away that the Arsenal armband is not as cursed as some might have thought.

The demands of the position were difficult for Laurent Koscielny,

Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Alex Lacazette to handle.

But it’s evident that Odegaard won’t let his new role’s obligations get in the way of him.

As we easily defeated Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium,

a Martin Odegaard brace in the first 11 minutes put us at the top of the infant Premier League standings.

The Norwegian’s quick start gave us complete control of the game throughout, and six minutes after the break,


a beautiful William Saliba goal tripled our advantage.

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With nine out of nine points,

the outcome ensures that we maintain our perfect start and allows us to temporarily pass Manchester City at the top of the competition.

Aaron Ramsdale enjoyed a peaceful first half on his return to his old haunts,

and the remainder of the first half was more of the same. The Cherries didn’t even manage to get a touch inside our box, much less attempt a goal.

Granit Xhaka had the clearest opportunity when he found himself in space following an Odegaard free-kick,

but he slipped at the vital moment. However,

we struggled to create another clear chance for ourselves.

After dominating Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, Arsenal leads Bournemouth 2-0 at the break. At the Vitalty,

the game was effectively declared to be a contest after only 11 minutes. Gabriel Jesus made a beautiful ball-down, pivoted,

and surged for the Bournemouth goal while swerving past two defenders. The Arsenal captain had an easy finish after playing a beautiful reverse ball to Gabriel Martinelli,

whose effort was parried out to Martin Odegaard.

90+2: Four further minutes as Arsenal receives a resurgence of players eager to preserve their clean sheet.

When a deep cross is delivered into the Arsenal area,

Moore wins yet another header, but Ramsdale easily saves the ball as he dives onto it.

Tierney is on the left wing, playing in front of Zinchenko, at minute 89. freedom to savour these final moments.

Moore attempts to score with a header from the edge of the area,

but it loops wide. Ramsdale palms it behind at full extension despite the lack of necessity. even at all.

The Gunners are still looking so good in possession;

changes have not slowed them down. Hold on—I just cursed that.

Xhaka gives it away unprompted,

and Bournemouth can seize the opportunity. Tavernier fires into the side netting when free in the.

Moore’s header from the edge of the box misses wide in an effort to score. Ramsdale palms it behind while fully extended,

even though it is not necessary. hardly at all.

The Gunners have not slowed down despite the alterations;

they continue to play so well in possession. I just cursed that, so hold on.

Xhaka reveals it unprompted,

and Bournemouth can take advantage of the opening. When Tavernier is unimpeded in the,

he shoots into the side netting.

Although he didn’t add to his goal total on the south coast,

Gabriel Jesus, a summer transfer from Brazil, had a significant role in the team’s dramatic turnaround in fortunes.

With just one touch, he grabbed the ball out of the air,

avoided a tackle,

and fed Gabriel Martinelli, whose low shot Mark Travers stopped.

With less than five minutes left in the game,

Odegaard was there to score one of the most straightforward goals of his career.


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