Arsenal closed the gap to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table with a convincing 4-0 win against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon. The Gunners have moved to within a point of City ahead of their huge Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium next weekend.
Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice were both passed fit and started against the Cherries — with the former scoring the opening goal of the game. Martin Odegaard added a second from the penalty spot just before half-time to give Arsenal a comfortable lead.
Kai Havertz netted his first goal for the Gunners after Saka elected to give the German the responsibility of scoring the second penalty of the game. Ben White ended the rout with a late goal as Arsenal cruised to victory and head into the game against City full of confidence.
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Arsenal extended their unbeaten start to the season as they cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory against winless Bournemouth on Saturday.
Bukayo Saka opened the scoring with 17 minutes on the clock as he nodded home from yards out after Gabriel Jesus had hit the post. Max Aarons gave Arsenal the chance to double the lead at the end of the first-half as he brought down Eddie Nketiah in the penalty area.
Martin Odegaard assumed responsibility and stroked home with aplomb. Kai Havertz then netted his first goal for the Gunners, also from the penalty spot. There was time for Ben White to get in on the action late in the day as he planted home a header from a free-kick to round-off a perfect afternoon from Mikel Arteta's side
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