Mikel Arteta’s team won its next game, putting them in second position in the rankings, following three games without a win.
Arsenal came within two points of Premier League leaders Liverpool on Tuesday after defeating Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the City Ground. Gabriel Jesus scored the first goal and then set up Bukayo Saka for another seven minutes later.
Following three games without a win, Mikel Arteta’s team triumphed in their subsequent encounter, vaulting them above Manchester City to second place in the rankings with 46 points after 22 games. Holders City have 43 points even though they have played two fewer games.
The match between Liverpool and Chelsea is scheduled to take place at Anfield on Wednesday.
Forest is two points above the drop zone in 16th place with 20 points.
Jesus broke the tie in the 65th minute, despite Arsenal having the best of play and being unable to exert any pressure on the Forest goal. When Forest sent the ball in carelessly, Jesus was there to shoot at goalkeeper Matt Turner from an absurdly close angle.
Jesus told TNT Sports, “(Arteta said at halftime) to keep trying and in the first half we did good.” “We played well in the first half, but we didn’t score. Keeping the ball in the third zone of the pitch is the simplest way to contain them. Despite our presence, we couldn’t win the game.
“We controlled more of the game because we scored in the second half.”
In the 72nd minute, Gonzalo Montiel gave up the ball close to the halfway line, allowing the Gunners to double their lead before Forest could counterattack. Although Turner managed to get a touch on the ball, it was not enough to stop Saka from shooting after Jesus sent a pass to him across the goal.
Taiwo Awoniyi, a substitute for Forest, scored a goal in the 89th minute to enliven the fans by pushing the ball past them. Later, in front of Arsenal great Robert Pires, David Raya made an incredible save to seal the victory for Arsenal in the last minutes.
Both teams had three shots on goal, with Arsenal having 19 shots to the home team’s nine.
Adebayo of Luton defeats Brighton to score the first hat-trick in the top division.
Elijah Adebayo scored a hat-trick as Luton Town defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 on Tuesday to escape the Premier League relegation zone. The Hatters had already taken a two-goal lead inside the first three minutes at Kenilworth Road.
After 18 seconds, Adebayo scored his first goal with a header from close range. Two minutes and seventeen seconds later, winger Chiedozie Ogbene broke the offside trap to make it 2-0.
After receiving a feed from Ross Barkley, Adebayo scored his second goal of the evening at the near post in the 42nd minute. In the 56th minute, he completed his first Premier League trifecta by heading in an Alfie Doughty flicked-on corner.
Only Leicester City, against Derby County in the first two minutes of the 1998 Premier League season, had gone up 2-0 faster than Luton, who began the campaign as heavy favorites to return to the second division quickly.