Premier League Trossard, Odegaard fire Arsenal to the top of the table

Goals from Leandro Trossard and Martin Odegaard were enough to see Arsenal return to the top of the league as they claimed a 2-0 victory against Wolves at Molineux.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, the Belgian struck just before the end of the opening 45 when his miscued effort flew into the top corner of the net to score his 14th goal of the campaign, and the skipper got on target in stoppage time to calm any Gooner nerves.

A fine save from David Raya that tipped a Joao Gomes shot onto the post was our only real moment of danger in the game, and a club-record sixth successive clean sheet on their league travels ensured they got the result required to return to the top spot and move on from our European exit in the week.

The game was just seconds old when Jose Sa was called into action when Kai Havertz hooked a volley at him, and that was one of several early half opportunities Arsenal created, including an almost identical pair for Declan Rice.

Both came to him on the edge of the box five minutes apart, and after his initial sighter was side-footed straight at the keeper, he should have done better with the second chance when a better sight of goal arrived but instead, he threaded it just past the post.

Wolves looked like a side struggling for confidence having been winless in their last five matches, including three of the last five in the league, but their supporters were the ones next to have their heads in their hands thanks to an excellent David Raya save on the half-hour mark.

Joao Gomes nicked the ball off Jakub Kiwior in the left-back slot and tentatively took the ball into the box, and with few options to choose from he decided to have a crack from six yards out. His fierce shot looked destined to hit the net, but Raya showed great reactions to palm the ball onto his post before our defence scrambled the ball away.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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