Arsenal regains the lead by thrashing Nottingham (5-0)
Arsenal regained the lead. the leadership of the Premier League by thrashing Nottingham Forest 5-0 and paying homage to Nottingham Forest. Pablo Marí, who was stabbed this week in Italy and who has a past as a 'Gunner' player.
The Arsenal players wore a shirt in support of the Spanish footballer, who spent two seasons with the English team and who now plays for the Italian Monza, and Gabriel Martinelli also exhibited his shirt. the shirt of his ex-companion when he scored the first goal of the match.
Ryan Nelson, who came out from the bench due to an injury to Bukayo Saka, sentenced the game with a brace and Thomas Partey, with a great goal, rounded off the game. Arsenal's exhibition at the Emirates allowed them to stay in the fight for the Premier League title, with a two-point advantage over Manchester City, which did not fail; this day by defeating Leicester City 0-1.
Mikel Arteta's team is getting used to making people enjoy him and the Emirates vibrates with the attacks of his team. This time, Arsenal, who went ahead After five minutes with a great header from Martinelli, he did not have to throw his hands to his head due to the missed chances in the first half.
The The 'Gunners', against a revitalized Nottingham Forest after the win against Liverpool, showed no mercy and tore them apart in the second half despite concerns about Saka's injury 20 days before the start of the Cup of the World.
Nelson, his substitute, managed to a double in three minutes. The first goal, after a great running combination by Xhaka and Gabriel Jesús, which opened the goal. the ball to Nelson on the right flank. The English threw with a cut to two players, crashed. the first shot with the left foot on Henderson and the rejection yes. he sent it to the network.
Despite the win, the team did not stop, trying to find Gabriel Jesús so that he could break his goalscoring drought. The Brazilian, who is Having a great season at Arsenal, he hasn't seen a goal since October 1 and accumulates seven games in a row without scoring. He had his last chance this Sunday with five minutes to go, when he stayed behind. He was just inches away from pushing a Ben White extension at the far post.
Still, Jesus walked away. with two assists, the second for Martin Odegaard, with a control, driving and shooting to a square, put the 5-0 on the scoreboard.
Arsenal withstands the attack of the almighty City and after twelve He is the leader in games, with 31 points, two more than Pep Guardiola and five more than Tottenham Hotspur, who are third. Forest remains bottom, with nine points, three from safety.
Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba (Tierney, m.76), Gabriel, Tomiyasu (Vieira, m.64); Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka (Nketiah, d.76); Saka (Saka, m.27), Jesus and Martinelli (Cedric, m.63).
Nottingham Forest: Henderson; Aurier, Cook, McKenna, Lodi (Worrall, d.64); Yates, Freuler, Kouyaté; (O'Brien, d.82); Gibbs-White (Johnson, m.56), Awoniyi (Williams, m.64) and Lingard (Dennis, m.56).
Goals: 1-0, m .5: Martinelli. 2-0, m.49: Nelson. 3-0, m.52: Nelson. 4-0, m.57: Party. 5-0, m.78: Odegaard.