Odegaard scores brace and Gabriel Jesus shines in convincing Arsenal win against Bournemouth

Odegaard scores brace and Gabriel Jesus shines in convincing Arsenal win against Bournemouth

Published August 21, 2022
Views 8

Mikel Arteta’s side put on a show for their travelling supporters as they recorded their third consecutive victory to go top of the league after beating Crystal Palace and Leicester City — the first time they have opened a Premier League season with three wins in 18 years.

Arsenal made the perfect start in the fifth minute when Jesus waltzed through the Bournemouth defence and offloaded to Gabriel Martinelli. The winger’s low shot was saved by goalkeeper Mark Travers, but Odegaard was on hand to slot home.

Odegaard grabbed his second goal just under six minutes later after a low cross from Ben White, taking advantage of more intelligent movement from Jesus to fire past Travers and put Arsenal in full control.

The hosts emerged with renewed purpose after the break, but that positivity disappeared when William Saliba produced a fine finish in the 54th minute, sweeping home a cut-back from Martinelli with his left boot to score his first goal for the club.