Wednesday, January 19

Norwegian holiday in the Premier League – Ødegaard with two goalscorers and Elyounoussi goals

(Norwich City – Arsenal 0-5, West Ham United – Southampton 2-3) Martin Ødegaard (23) served twice when Arsenal were totally dominant and continued the winning streak. Mohamed Elyounoussi (27) scored away against West Ham.

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Martin Ødegaard spent just six minutes before he played Bukayo Saka perfectly up inside Norwich’s 16-meter. The British fired a cannonball along the grass, which went just down the corner.

The Arsenal fans who had taken the trip to Carrow Road could thus let go of the cheers, and the guests had taken a lead they did not intend to let go of.

– It is a very satisfactory result. We have to keep performance at a high level throughout the Christmas season. We looked very sharp and engaged. It is an important victory for us. I am very happy, says Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta BBC.

38 minutes later, the Norwegian was in the generous corner again, and sent a cross pass to right-back Kieran Tierney, who took a touch before knocking the ball into goal.

– I think he plays fantastically well. He lubricates the team and I am really happy with him, says Arteta about Ødegaard to Arsenal’s own TV channel.

PRINCIPAL: Martin Ødegaard set the tone for Arsenal when the team from North London rolled over Norwich City on Sunday.

Thus, Ødegaard & co. pause at position 0–2.

15 minutes into the second half, Gabriel Martinelli came alone with the goalkeeper and lobbed the ball into goal, but the Brazilian was blown offside.

Saka turned in a dismal performance, however. The youngster pulled off Brandon Williams and knocked the ball again down in the corner.

The Frenchman also wanted to make a name for himself on the scoring list when he was pushed to the ground by Ozan Kabak inside the 16-meter box. The referee blew for a penalty and Lacazette went forward and put the ball in cash in goal.

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As the clock ticked 90 minutes, substitute Emile Smith-Rowe was beautifully played by Nicolas Pépé inside the box, and could easily put in the fifth for the day.

Arsenal have taken a good grip on fourth place in the Premier League and are now six points ahead of Tottenham in fifth place, which won 3-0 over Crystal Palace on Sunday. The Reds from North London have admittedly played 19 games, while Tottenham have only played 16.

COULD CELEBRATE: Mohamed “Moi” Elyounoussi could celebrate saying he sent Southampton in the lead away against West Ham.

Mohamed “Moi” Elyounoussi finally got to start again for Southampton in East London against West Ham, and thanked for the confidence with scoring after only eight minutes.

The Norwegian got the ball just outside the 16-meter, and knocked it in the corner on the half bounce – with his left foot!

– It was time we won. We have worked very hard in recent weeks, says Elyounoussi to the BBC.

It is the first time “Moi” scores in the Premier League since the goal against Newcastle on 28 August. He has also not started in the league since November 20.

Michail Antonio equalized to 1-1 just after the break, before VAR secured a penalty for Southampton. It turned James Ward-Prowse into a 2-1 lead. Saïd Benrahma equalized for West Ham once again, but Southampton refused to mess up those three points.

Jan Bednarek headed in 3-2 just over 20 minutes before the end.

Southampton are in 14th place in the Premier League with 20 points in 18 games. It is one point ahead of Everton in 15th place and equal in points with Brentford, Crystal Palace and Brighton in the places above.

PS! Mathias Normann is out with a pelvic injury and was not in the Norwich squad that met Arsenal.

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