Arsenal secured a well-deserved 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest with second-half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo Saka. The win propelled the Gunners to the second spot in the table, just two points behind the leaders.
In the first half, despite controlling possession, Arsenal faced challenges breaking through Forest's solid defense. However, their persistence paid off in the 65th minute when Gabriel Jesus found the breakthrough. Jesus capitalized on a quick throw-in from Oleksandr Zinchenko, exploiting a gap in Forest's defense and scoring from a tight angle, threading the ball through the legs of Turner.
The Gunners extended their lead in the 72nd minute on a swift counter-attack. Forest lost possession in midfield, and Martin Odegaard's pass to Jesus set up a four-against-two opportunity. Jesus played the ball across the box to Bukayo Saka, who clinically dispatched a right-footed shot into the far corner.
Forest substitute Taiwo Awoniyi managed to pull a goal back on the 89th minute, holding off William Saliba to score for the third consecutive match against Arsenal. Despite the late goal, Arsenal held on for the win, securing back-to-back victories ahead of a crucial showdown with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
(With Agency Inputs)