“Runnersup” Arsenal started the league with a win

"Runnersup" Arsenal started the league with a win

“Runnersup” Arsenal started the league with a win. Arsenal were far ahead of everyone in the race to win the league title last season. But the loss of Khei at the end and the return of Manchester City did not win the title again. This time also the desire of the team to break the trophy drought. The Gunners started the new season with that goal.

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Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 in their first match of the new English Premier League season on Saturday (August 12). Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka scored twice for Arsenal.

Arsenal forgot the regrets of last season and started anew. The team that won the Community Shield a few days ago also started their Premier League mission with a win. Arteta’s side fell behind in the league title race last season, losing to Nottingham Forest. This time, the Gunners took sweet revenge by defeating Nottingham without making any mistakes.

Saka-Odegaard attacked the visitors from the start of the match at the Emirates Stadium. It didn’t take long for them to score. Eddie Nketia gave the Gunners the lead in the 26th minute. The English forward made no mistake in netting Gabriel Martinelli’s extended ball.

As soon as the first goal was cut off, Saka attacked the fortress of Nottingham again. In the 32nd minute, the 21-year-old forward doubled the gap with a wonderful goal from outside the D box. This time, the provider of the ball is William Saliba.

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Nottingham could not make any significant attack in the first half. Arsenal was ahead in possession of the ball. Arteta’s disciples went into the break with a 2-goal lead. In the second half, Arsenal continued to keep control of the ball. On 76 minutes, a chance to extend the gap came in front of Declain Rice, who had just signed up from the Arsenal camp. But his shot from outside the box was blocked by Nottingham goalkeeper Matt Turner. On the contrary, in the 82nd minute, Arsenal scored a goal from the counter attack.