Mikel Arteta called for a reset after the midweek defeat to PSV, and boy did he get it as his side demolished Nottingham Forest in an almost completely one-sided performance.
Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring with a great header from a Bukayo Saka cross, but the England international was forced off through injury midway through the first period. Arteta plumped for Reiss Nelson as his replacement, and was rewarded when the 22 year old scored twice in the second half and also grabbed an assist for a Thomas Partey belter.
Martin Odegaard completed the rout, firing into the top corner, and in truth the Gunners could have won by a much bigger margin based on the chances created. Still, you can’t complain about 5 goals, a clean sheet and going back on top of the Premier League.
Here’s how the players rated this afternoon.
Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham Forest – Player Ratings
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