What a perfect evening it was for Mikel Arteta and his boys. The Gunners maintained their winning streak with three goals and three points in the match.
Arsenal have won all three of their opening Premier League games. The last time they attained such feat was in their title-winning season in 2003-04.
The game was pretty much settled at half time as the Gunners led at the break. They scored two goals in the first half, both coming from Martin Odegaard.
It was a memorable day for the skipper as he scored his first brace in top tier football. The last time he had done so was when he was 15 years old.
William Saliba scored Arsenal’s third goal in the second half with a left-footed shot. Gabriel Jesus scored again, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
The win for Arsenal took them to the top of the table and two points clear of runners-up, Tottenham.
This is quick review of how the players of both teams fared in the match follows:
Travers (6.5) – Mepham (6.5) – Senesi (6) – Kelly (6.5) – Lerma (6.5) – Smith (7) – Zemura (6.5) – Tavernier (6.5) – Pearson (6) – Moore (6.5) – Billing (6.5)
Substitutes: Christie (7) – Cook (7) – Anthony (6.5)
Ramsdale (7) – Zinchenko (7) – Saliba (8) – Gabriel (7.5) – White (7.5) – Xhaka (7) – Partey (7) – Martinelli (7) – Odegaard (8) – Saka (7) – Jesus (7)
Substitutes: Tomiyasu (7) – Smith-Rowe (7) – Nketiah (6.5)
Arsenal will host Fulham to a London derby at the Emirates Stadium next Saturday. They have a good record against the Cottagers and will hope yo capitalise on that to maintain their perfect league run.
Bournemouth will travel to Anfield to play against last year’s runners-up, Liverpool. Fulham were able to hold Liverpool to a draw in the opening fixture of the season. The Cherries will hope to attain the same feat, although the chances are really slim.