Arsenal end Luton Town’s run to go one point clear of Liverpool

Arsenal defeat Luton Town || Imago

Arsenal end Luton Town’s run to go one point clear of Liverpool

Stephen Oladehinde 22:05 - 03.04.2024

Arsenal return to the top of the Premier League table in style after defeating Luton Town at the Emirates.

The Gunners who are in top form face Luton after Sunday's fierce encounter with title rivals Manchester City.

Mikel Arteta’s men did a good job against Luton defeating them 2-0 on the night to go top of the Premier League table.

Luton have been on a 18-game scoring spree but their run was halted by the Gunners who have had the best defence in the league this season.

As it happened 

Arsenal made five changes, with Thomas Partey making his first Premier League start since August while Emile Smith Rowe, Leandro Trossard, Reiss Nelson and Oleksandr Zinchenko come into the starting eleven.

Star boy Bukayo Saka did not make the squad after limping out of the Manchester City clash on Sunday.

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For Luton Town, Jordan Clark and Daiki Hashioka both return to the starting eleven while midfielder Fred Onyedinma made his first Premier League start.

The Gunners started the game brightly and got the first goal in the 24th minute after a mistake by Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu was pounced on by Emile Smith Rowe. 

He passed to Martin Odegaard, who played a one-two with Kai Havertz before firing in a lovely strike.

Odegaard opens the scoring for Arsenal || Imago
Odegaard opens the scoring for Arsenal || Imago

Arsenal scored the second goal from a neat play by Emile Smith Rowe who played the ball into the box from the left and Reiss Nelson made a run for it, causing Daiki Hashioka to turn into his own net under pressure, with the goal coming before the half-time break.

The second half did not bring much excitement like the first half, with the Gunners holding on to their two-goal lead till the final whistle and moving to first position on the League table.