The Arsenal of Mikel Arteta is more than determined to fight for the title in this premier league 2022/23. The ‘gunner’ team surpassed this Wednesday the Aston-Villa (2-1) in a match in which, despite the tight scoreline, those at the Emirates Stadium were far superior to their rival. The visiting team was limited to see them coming and football was fair with a Arsenal who is leader of the Premier after five days as it is the only team that has won all the games it has played.
With a Odegaard every day a little more mature as orchestra leader, the Arsenal he took control of the game from the opening whistle. Although the truth is that it was necessary to wait until half an hour into the game for the scoring to open and he needed the docility of Emily Martinez. It was in minute 30 when, with the ‘gunner’ locomotive on, Granite Xhaka reached the rival area to shoot without an angle and the Argentine goalkeeper, far from stopping the ball, inexplicably left it at the feet of a gabriel jesus with the cane prepared that did not fail. The Brazilian seems to have found a place to be happier than in the Manchester City.
With an advantage on the scoreboard, the Arsenal did not lower the bar in terms of the will to dominate the game, but between the lack of aim of its troops and the good work of a Emily Martinez Wanting to correct his mistake, he did not find a way to double the advantage. And as the one who forgives he ends up paying in 74 ‘he tied the Aston-Villa. It was thanks to an Olympic goal Douglas Luiswho just a few days ago had already scored from a corner in the League Cup against Bolton.
However, and despite the fact that it seemed then that the Arsenal could see his winning streak cut short, just three minutes after conceding 1-1 it was Martinelli who, assisted by Bukayo Sakaput back to Arsenal ahead on the scoreboard. It was the icing on the cake of the Brazilian winger’s game and also the last goal seen at the Emirates so that the three points stayed in the London venue.
Crystal Palace, Leicester, Bournemouth, Fulham and now Aston-Villa have already suffered in their flesh the ambition of this Arsenal of Mikel Arteta. We’ll see what happens when they face teams from the ‘Big 6’, but from the outset it looks good.