On The Falmer Stadium, the Brighton rebel could not stop Arsenal’s strong advance, in the match of the 18th round of the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta’s army only needed 2 minutes to start the jubilant 4-2 victory.
Brighton had a very good season before and after Graham Potter left. They once beat Chelsea 4-1, beat MU away and drew Liverpool 3-3.
The players of coach De Zerbi continued to play with dedication when they met Arsenal, but only caused a little difficulty for the opponent.
Bukayo Saka’s opening goal came in 66 seconds, making it the earliest away goal an Arsenal player has scored in a Premier League game since 2013 (Theo Walcott, scored against Queens Park Rangers later) 20 seconds).
Saka has the 6th goal in the top flight of English football this season. At the same time, it was also the 6th goal that Arsenal scored within the first 15 minutes of the match.
No team entered the game as well as Mikel Arteta’s students. The defending champion Man City has only scored 4 goals in the same period.
Martin Odegaard, Nketiah – who started in place of the injured Gabriel Jesus, and Gabriel Martinelli in turn brought back the remaining goals for the “Gunners”.
So far, Arsenal have four different players scoring five or more goals.
This explains why they lead the English football rankings, with 7 points more than Man City, 11 points behind the fourth-placed team, MU.
Erling Haaland sets a record of 21 goals. However, Man City lacks other solutions to solve the game, and the draw by Everton right at the Etihad is an example.
Besides, Arsenal shows that it is not dependent on certain individuals.
In the hands of Arteta are 4 players with at least 4 passes to the goal. That means the London team always finds a solution to tear the opponent’s net.
This is also the difference between Arsenal and Man City, at least until the last round of the first leg (the two teams have 2 matches to play).
Pep Guardiola’s team relies heavily on Kevin de Bruyne, the author of 9 assists.
Arsenal currently have 14 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. The Emirates Stadium team has only conceded 14 goals, only Newcastle have conceded fewer goals (11).
In the history of English football, there have been 4 cases of winning 43 points after 16 matches.
Specifically, Tottenham (1960-61), Chelsea (2005-06), Man City (2017-18) and Liverpool (2019-20). They both finished the season with the championship.
Arsenal fans are optimistic towards the Premier League crown, something they have not achieved since the 2003-04 season.
Ngoc Huy | 14:10 01/01/2023