Arsenal continued their steady surge up the premier league table by subduing a resilient Wolverhampton side by two goals to nil. Fresh from signing a new long-term contract, Academy graduate Bukayo Saka put Mikel Arteta’s side ahead just before the break with a well timed half volley from a Kieran Tierney cross. Substitute Alex Lacazette doubled the lead in the 86th minute with a well drilled shot past Rui Patricio, ensuring they walk with all three point back to the capital.

Lacazette scores Arsenal’s second goal deep into the second half by slotting the ball past wolves keeper Rui Patricio.

The gunner’s defence did well to keep danger man Adama Traore at bay and ensuring that they kept their clean sheet intact.

Wolves who were previously unbeaten in eight league games and hadn’t lost or conceded a single goal since the resumption of the league, see themselves 3 points adrift fourth place. The defeat is a serious dent to Nuno’s aspirations of securing a champions league slot.

The win was a clear indication that Arsenal are a work in progress under Mikel Arteta, after a coup at the Moleniux aganist very crafty oponents.

The win was Arsenal’s fourth in a row in all competitions after a poor performance at Brighton that saw them lose to a late Neil Maupay winner.

Red Devils run rampant

Earlier in the day, Manchester United made a statement of intent in their quest for champions league qualification by thrashing relegation threatened Bournemouth by five goals to two.

United went behind 15 minutes into the game after Junior Stanislas nutmegged Harry Maguire before squeezing a shot past De Gea from a tight angle.

United’s press for an equaliser bore fruit just before the hour mark as teenage sensation Mason Greenwood lashed a left foot drive past Ramsdale. Solskjaer’s troops were on the ascendancy and scored the second and third goals just before the break through a Marcus Rashford penalty and an exquisite curling shot from French forward Anthony Martial.

Bournemouth pulled themselves back into the game courtesy of a Josh King penalty early in the second half after Eric Bailly handled the ball in the the 18-yard area.

United however were having a good day in the office as Greenwood fired a powerful shot this time with his right foot with the end result being a spectacular goal just as the first.

January signing Bruno continued his rich vein in form as he curled a superb free kick beyond the reach of Bournemouth’s number one.

Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring United’s fifth goal.

Red devils’ fans are in love with the present and bouyant of a bright future after a string of arousing performances that have caused excitement around the club.

The result put United in firm pursuit of a champions league slot, a race that could go down to wire with Chelsea, Leicester and Wolves all in contention.