(Bournemouth-Arsenal 0-3, match in progress) Captain Martin Odegaard (23) scored Arsenal’s two goals early in the match against Bournemouth, and the Londoners are on their way to their third victory among the most.
Last season Arsenal got off to a terrible start, losing their first three Premier League games, but now everything is ready for the team to stand up with nine points from as many as possible.
Ødegaard must take a lot of the credit for that, and on Saturday night he scored his first goals of the season.
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Just over four minutes later, he easily scored a six-meter rebound after superb preparation by Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli. Six minutes later he used the same left foot to put the ball in the top corner to the right of Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers.
Bukayo Saka and Ben White then did the preparatory work before Jesus hit the ball and Odegaard curled into the net from 11 metres.
It is the first time that Ødegaard has scored two goals in the same match since October 19, 2014, When he was 15 years old and played for Strømsgodset against Lillestrøm:
After the two goals, Arsenal completely controlled the match, and goalkeeper William Saliba hit 3-0 after the break.
Ødegaard thought he had sent it 4-0 to Jesus in the 72nd minute, but it was called off for good offside. Three minutes later, Ødegaard was substituted for Emile Smith-Rowe.
Ødegaard was also excellent in this first half. A great footballer who paid tribute to Sky Sports expert Jimmy Redknapp during the break.
Odegaard is the third Arsenal player in Premier League history (since 1992/93) to score two goals in the first 11 minutes of the game since Nwankwo Kanu against Sunderland in 2002 and Eddie Nketiah against Leeds in May.
Ødegaard was appointed as Arsenal’s new captain just before the start of the seasonAnd Mikel Arteta’s crew got off to a strong start with a 2-0 away win over Crystal Palace and a 4-2 home win over Leicester.
Newly promoted Bournemouth lost 0-4 to Manchester City last weekend and now have a very difficult home start against Arsenal at the tiny Vitality Stadium.
Arsenal’s next two league matches will be played at home against Fulham and Aston Villa on August 27 and 31.
note! Ødegaard has now scored ten league goals for Arsenal. He also has one goal in the European League.
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