On-form Arsenal scored twice early on against Wolves to maintain their top position at the table for yet another week.
Arteta’s men continued their incredible run of form by vanquishing Wolverhampton at the Emirates Stadium, strengthening their title challenge.
The Gunners took just six minutes to take the lead, with Saka collecting a pass from Takehiro Tomiyasu in the right-hand side of the penalty area, maneuvering past Craig Dawson with the help of a ricochet, and firing beyond Jose Sa with his weaker right foot from close range.
In another six minutes, Arsenal doubled their advantage, executing a sensational move down the left flank. Oleksandr Zinchenko engaged in a delightful one-two with Gabriel Jesus in the box, pulling back for Odegaard to sweep into the far corner from just inside the area.
Following Arsenal’s second, Wolves keeper Jose felt some discomfort and had to be replaced by Bentley, who did a great job keeping the Gunners at bay. Despite Arsenal’s dominance in the final third, Trossard’s effort was smothered, and Martinelli’s attempt hit the base of the post.
Arsenal vs Wolves: The Gunners hit the post twice!
Wolves displayed glimpses of quality in the first half, and Cunha tested David Raya after the break. However, the hosts struggled to maintain the early intensity, and despite a decrease in energy, Saka almost scored his second with a curling shot just over the crossbar.
With eight minutes remaining, Arsenal had a chance to seal the game, but Trossard’s shot, set up by Odegaard, was well blocked by substitute goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.
Arsenal then had a late scare as Zinchenko’s error at the edge of their box led to a fantastic strike from Matteus Cunha. But despite a late goal from Wolves and Nketiah’s attempt hitting the post, Arsenal held on for a crucial three points, extending their lead over Manchester City in second place.