Bukayo Saka celebrated the signing of his new contract by scoring his maiden Premier League purpose as Arsenal claimed a hard-fought 2-Zero win at Wolves.
The 18-year-old, who lastly put pen to paper on a ‘long-term’ contract extension within the week gave the Gunners the lead with a well-taken hooked effort simply earlier than half time.
And the victory was sealed late within the second half with substitute Alexandre Lacazette hanging the ball previous Rui Patricio.
Arsenal have been the extra threatening facet with Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock additionally going shut, nonetheless, they have been let off when the rating was 1-Zero as Adama Traore skied an effort when put clear by on purpose.
The outcome sees Mikel Arteta’s facet maintain alive their faint hopes of qualifying for subsequent season’s Champions League, whereas the hosts missed the prospect to go fifth within the desk.
Each side new they couldn’t afford a slip-up with Manchester United breezing previous Bournemouth earlier on Saturday and it was Nuno Espirito Santo’s males who began very quickly.
They almost took the lead inside 30 seconds when Raul Jimenez put Traore by however Emiliano Martinez was shortly off his line and snuffed out the winger’s tried lob.
It wasn’t till the 25th minute when the sport noticed its subsequent likelihood with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failing to attach with a excessive ball, whereas Nketiah compelled Patricio into making a sensible save low to his left.
Arsenal grew into it and acquired their purpose on the counter. Saka did nicely to regulate his physique as Kieran Tierney’s cross took a deflection off Matt Doherty and the teenager hooked the ball into the highest nook.
After the break, Wolves had a faint penalty attraction turned down after Jimenez fell within the field however they actually ought to have been degree on 64 minutes.
Traore was put clear by on purpose however chipped the ball over the onrushing Martinez however crucially over the bar.
Wolves have been made to rue that missed likelihood when Lacazette completed the sport of on 85 minutes. The Frenchman latched onto Willock’s move from the fitting by nipping forward of Conor Coady and fired the ball in off the put up.
It ought to have been 3-Zero moments later however Willock’s scuffed effort was cleared off the road by Ruben Neves.
But it surely didn’t matter because the Gunners claimed their fourth straight win in all competitions whereas Wolves suffered their first dropped factors of the restart.