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Bukayo Saka’s first Premier League goal ensures Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat of Wolves

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Bukayo Saka’s first Premier League goal helped Arsenal to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 and move within three points of their sixth-placed opponents.

The 18-year-old winger broke the deadlock two minutes before half-time, finishing superbly on the half-volley from Kieran Tierney’s cross.

Adama Traore’s lobbed finish dropped wide of a post as Wolves pushed for an equaliser, but substitute Alexandre Lacazette fired past Rui Patricio to seal the Gunners’ victory four minutes from time.

Substitute Joe Willock almost added a third, but his effort was cleared off the line.

A fifth straight win for the Gunners moves them up to seventh position, one place behind Wolves and six points adrift of Manchester United in fourth.

Lacazette scored his first away league goal since February 2019 v Huddersfield, ending a run of 10 consecutive league goals scored at the Emirates.

In all, it was  fantastic win away from home for Arsenal, with Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette’s goals sealing a third straight Premier League victory. It ends Wolves’ four-match unbeaten streak at Molineux and leaves them just three points above the Gunners.

Speaking on the game, Saka said: “It’s a very big win. We know how good Wolves are but we fought for everything and we’re delighted with the win. It’s been a week I’ll remember for my whole life – we’re so happy with the results we’re getting and we want to do it for the Arsenal fans.”