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Arsenal overcome Wolves, go into World Cup break five points clear

Arsenal took a giant step in their quest for a first Premier League title since 2004 with a 2-0 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight.

The Gunners moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League table after Martin Odegaard scored twice in the second half at Molineux.

Odegaard fired home Fabio Vieira’s low cross from close range 10 minutes after the restart, before driving in the rebound after goalkeeper Jose Sa had kept out Gabriel Martinelli’s effort in the 75th minute.

With the result, Arsenal will be top on Christmas Day for the first time in 15 years, and they will do so with a five-point advantage over nearest challengers Manchester City, who lost 2-1 at home to Brentford earlier today.

Arsenal are ending a matchday five points clear, the biggest lead the Gunners have had at the top of the Premier League table since 13th December 2013, according to Opta statistics.

Mikel Arteta’s side will go into the Qatar 2022 World Cup break feeling good about their chances of ending their title drought.

Wolves are now bottom of the pile as new manager Julen Lopetegui prepares to take charge after the World Cup.

The former Spain, Real Madrid and Sevilla manager was introduced to Wolves fans 15 minutes before kick-off at Molineux and watched the game from the stands.

Lopetegui would have been concerned by his new side’s form as they failed to score for the eighth time in 15 Premier League games.

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