Arsenal 3-0 Glimt: The Gunners in control against Norwegians

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Arsenal banked all three points against the Bodo Glimt in a 3-0 victory on Thursday, at Emirates Stadium. Both Arsenal and Glimt arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Arsenal were looking to continue their good run after winning last match whilst Glimt were looking to extend their winning run after a 2-1 victory against Zürich. Arsenal and Glimt currently occupy 1st and 3rd spots in the league, with 6 points and 4 points respectively after 3 matches.

The Gunners didn’t take long to get on the score-sheet, when Edward Nketiah opened the rout, 23 minutes in. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Rob Holding in the 27th minute. The first half ended 2-0.

Arsenal continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Fabio Vieira found the net, at 84 minutes, leaving a rampant Arsenal with a resounding 3-0.

Substitutions for Arsenal included Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Ben White and Reiss Nelson for Gabriel Martinelli, Granit Xhaka, Marcus Vinicius, Kieran Tierney and Edward Nketiah, respectively. Glimt brought on Ola Solbakken, Albert Gronbaek, Marius Hoibraten, Lars-Jorgen Salvesen and Morten Konradsen for Joel Mugisha, Hugo Vetlesen, Marius Lode, Runar Espejord and Alfons Sampsted.

There were bookings for Granit Xhaka from Arsenal, and Brice Wembangomo and Alfons Sampsted, for Glimt.

Arsenal will next travel to Bodo Glimt, while Glimt will face Arsenal at home.

Technical card:
Arsenal:Matt Turner, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Marcus Vinicius (Bukayo Saka, min.59), Granit Xhaka (Martin Odegaard, min.59), Albert Sambi Lokonga, Kieran Tierney (Ben White, min.70), Gabriel Martinelli (Gabriel Jesus, min.58), Edward Nketiah (Reiss Nelson, min.82) and Fabio Vieira
Bodo Glimt:Nikita Haikin, Brice Wembangomo, Marius Lode (Marius Hoibraten, min.88), Brede Moe, Alfons Sampsted (Morten Konradsen, min.88), Ulrik Saltnes, Patrick Berg, Hugo Vetlesen (Albert Gronbaek, min.73), Joel Mugisha (Ola Solbakken, min.73), Amahl Pellegrino and Runar Espejord (Lars-Jorgen Salvesen, min.88)
Stadium:Emirates Stadium
Goals:Edward Nketiah (1-0, min. 23), Rob Holding (2-0, min. 27) and Fabio Vieira (3-0, min. 84)