Arsenal secured fourth place with a big win over Leeds United

Arsenal continued their winning streak and managed to overcome their hosts Leeds United 4-1 on Saturday in the 18th round of the English Premier League.

After postponing five matches scheduled for Saturday, the Spanish coach Mikel Arteta managed to achieve the third consecutive victory boosted the Gunners to fourth place with 32 points, ahead with four points over West Ham vs Manchester United 6th. Since losing two games in a row to Manchester United and Everton, Arsenal have responded in the best way and managed to beat Southampton and West Ham before this match.

The visitors settled the match in the first half after three quick goals, including two for Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli (16 and 28) and Bukayo Saka (42) before Brazilian Raphinha reduced the score from a penalty kick (75), but was soon answered by Emile Smith-Rowe, who added arsenal’s fourth goal (84).

Arsenal dominated the meeting completely against Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa came from a historic humiliating defeat by Manchester City (0-7), and Martinelli opened the scoring with a shot inside the area (16) before Swiss Granit Xhaka passed a cross to take advantage of the Brazilian player and score his second personal goal (28). Saka confirmed the dominance of “Gunners” on the meeting after a shot bounced from French goalkeeper Ilan Meslier towards the net (42). The home team was able to cut the score through Brazilian Raphinha from the penalty spot (75) after a foul by Arsenal’s Ben White on Joe Gelhardt (73). Smith-Rowe, took advantage of Norway’s Martin Odegaard’s pass to be sent off “on the fly” (84). Leeds were frozen at 16 points in 16th place.

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