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With Martinelli in the starting line-up, Arsenal beat Nottingham Forest in Premier League opener

With Martinelli in the starting line-up, Arsenal beat Nottingham Forest in Premier League opener

On Saturday morning, the Arsenal started his journey in the Premier League. The Gunners debuted on the right foot in the tournament and beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium in London. Nketiah opened the scoring and Saka completed the scoring to give the team victory. Awoniyi slowed down for the visitors.

Arsenal start the season with the dream of the title in the English Championship. If the campaign in the last edition of the competition was runner-up, this time the team coached by Mikel Arteta wants to do better and, in fact, lift the Premier League trophy. And for that purpose, the victory on Saturday was essential.

The season started well for Arsenal. In addition to thrashing Barcelona in a friendly, the team won the manchester city by Pep Guardiola, on penalties, in the FA Super Cup. Now, the focus of the Gunners is to continue adding points in the competition.

However, Arsenal may have an important absence in the next round. Defender Jurrien Timber left the pitch feeling injured and worried; however, more information about the severity of the injury is yet to be released by the English team.

Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli started the match as a starter and provided the assist for Nketiah’s goal. Gabriel Jesus, injured, did not enter the field for the Gunners. On the other hand, Danilo, former player of palm trees, also started in Nottingham’s 11. Gustavo Scarpa, in turn, was not even on the bench of the visiting team.

Arsenal will only be back on the pitch next Monday, August 21, for the second round of the English Premier League. The London club faces Crystal Palace, away from home, at 4 pm (Brasília time), at Selhurst Park Stadium, in London.

Nottingham Forest, in the next round, takes Sheffield United, next Friday (18). The duel is scheduled for 15:45 at the City Ground Stadium in Nottingham.

The goals of the match

Arsenal’s first goal had Brazilian participation and came out with 26 minutes of the first stage. Gabriel Martinelli received on the left side of the field and made a play. He dribbled past two Nottingham players and flicked past Nketiah as he spun past the guard. Inside the area, the Englishman finished and opened the scoring for the Gunners.

Bukayo Saka extended it to the homeowners with a painting. The player received a pass from the right, cut inside and sent a beautiful shot from outside the area. The ball entered the angle of the goal defended by goalkeeper Turner, who had no chance of defense.

Awoniyi pulled back for Nottingham Forest 35 minutes into the second half. In a counterattack with a lot of speed, Elanga shot down the left side and overcame Arsenal’s defense. The young man entered the area and crossed for the Nigerian striker to just push for the goal.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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