Leandro Trossard And Martin Odegaard Strikes Powers Arsenal To Victory Over Wolverhampton Wanderers


    Arsenal secured a crucial win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux, courtesy of a well-taken goal by Leandro Trossard and clinching strike from captain Martin Odegaard.

    The encounter had its moment in the opening half, with Trossard playing a give-and-go with Kai Havertz inside the penalty area of Wolves.

    Leandro Trossard subsequently went towards the byline, before looking up and picking out Declan Rice on the edge of the penalty box.

    Rice afterward struck an effort that went wide of the post, with Gary O’Neil’s side heaving a sigh of relief.

    In the 29th minute, Trossard got his name in the referee’s book, following a foul on Wolves’ Joao Gomes.

    Three minutes later, Toti Gomes also had his name penned into the referee’s book for grabbing Bukayo Saka from behind.

    Referee Paul Tierney left the players to battle for a brief spell before then blowing his whistle for a free-kick, and brandishing a yellow to Toti.

    Declan Rice and Max Kilman were also booked in the 35th minute respectively, with both teams having 2 players each picking up yellow cards before the interval.

    Anyway, the Gunners scored the clinching goal in the 45th minute through Leandro Trossard, with the Belgian being set up by Gabriel Jesus.

    Kai Havertz sent a cross to the right wing which found Jesus, who brought it down swiftly under intense marking from Wolves Matt Doherty.

    Gabriel Jesus then laid a brilliant pass to Trossard, who cut across the ball from 18 yards out, before hitting a goal attempt that went off the post and into the top corner.

    Arsenal return to winning ways following victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Arsenal went into the break leading over Wolverhampton Wanderers and delighted that they had started to overcome the “April curse”.

    In the 51st minute, Hee-Chan Hwang was also shown a yellow for a poorly timed tackle on Jakub Kiwior.

    Gary O’Neil then introduced Mario Lamina for Hee-Chan in the exact minute, with the South Korean’s yellow card being his last involvement in the affair.

    Eighteen minutes before the culmination of the clash Arsenal also brought on board Gabriel Martinelli for Leandro Trossard.

    In the 75th minute, Wolves became more frantic with the substitutions, as they looked to change the course of the game.

    Rayan Ait Nouri entered the fray for Matt Doherty, while Pablo Sarabia also replaced Tawanda Chirewa.

    Mikel Arteta made his final change in the 80th minute, with Thomas Partey coming on for Gabriel Jesus, as the Spaniard looked to lock up shop for Arsenal.

    The Gunners were largely untroubled in the second period and they sealed victory in the 5th minute of added time, with Martin Odegaard shockingly scoring from the byline.

    The Norwegian placed his effort between Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa and the near post after his previous cross into the box was deflected back in his direction.

    The win meant that Arsenal momentarily returned to the top of the Premier League table, pending if Liverpool smash Fulham by a 10 goals margin on Sunday, April 21, 2024, or when Manchester City play their outstanding league fixture.


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