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Arsenal beat Luton and are provisional leaders of the Premier League

EFE.- Far from the tension suffered days ago, at the Etihad, against Manchester City in a key match, the Arsenal progressed with a certain calmness on his return to the Emirates where he obtained a comfortable 2-0 win against Luton that allows you to be provisional leader of the Premier Leaguewaiting for the match Liverpool.

He Arsenal closed a peaceful night provisionally settled as leaderwith one point advantage, also one more match, compared to the Liverpoolforced to win their match of the day against Sheffield on Thursday if they do not want to give up control of the table.

Mikel ArtetaHe could even dose forces on your campus. A marathon awaits Arsenal, fully involved in the fight for a Premiership that he has not achieved since 20024.

Out of action Bukayo Saka, injured in the battle against City on Sunday, the Spanish coach protected men like Gabriel Jesus, Jorginho and Declan Rice, on the starting bench. Instead, he gave prominence to Thomas Partey, Nelson, Smith Rowe and Oleksandr Zinchenko.


The goals were matter of time because Arsenal, with a clear proposal, cornered their rival from the beginning. Only the lack of success, of ideas in the final meters, delayed the arrival of the goals. The resistance of Luton, who entered the event with nine games without a win, installed in the penultimate place and three points from relegation, lasted less than half an hour.

He opened the way Martin Odegaard who led the attacking action, in the 24th minute, without opposition. He found Kai Havertz in the area and crossed it to him. The German returned the ball, and the Norwegian, precisely, beat Thomas Kaminski.

They were the best local moments that, with Odegaard unleashed, could put an end to the clash in a handful of minutes. After half an hour, the Norwegian had a one on one but Kaminski he avoided the goal. The goalkeeper also supported the visitors in the 41st minute, when he denied Haverz the goal.

The Belgian goalkeeper could do nothing in the second that Arsenal did when Emil Smith Rose He received the ball and reached the baseline. He centered back where he came in Reiss Nelson but Daiki Hashioka put his foot in and put the ball into his own goal.


Arsenal gave themselves a breath, relaxed the pressure after the break but Luton, needing points, lacked daring. She left spaces and threatened to create some danger. However, each frustrated offensive was picked up by Arsenal who did not lower their ambition despite the changes.

Arteta gave minutes to Eddie Nketiah and Declan Rice and gave relief to Havertz and Thomas Partey and Rob Edwards also began to think about the futurein commitments more at their level, against rivals with similar challenges.

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Nketiah, in fact, was able to do the third in the final stretch, but Kaminski once again saved a resigned Luton with the defeat against an Arsenal that emerged as provisional leader of the Premier League.

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