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Arsenal v Wolves: Trossard goal puts Gunners on course to top Premier League table

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Arsenal went ahead at Wolves and put themselves on course to return to the top of the Premier League table through Leandro Trossard’s strike on the stroke of half-time.

Forward Gabriel Jesus hooked the ball back into Trossard’s path from the floor, allowing the Belgium international to swing the first goal of the game into the far corner of the net from just inside the penalty area.

The somewhat scrappy opener was the highlight of a quiet first half at Molineux, where Mikel Arteta’s side were back in action after being knocked out of the Uefa Champions League on Wednesday.

The Gunners lost 1-0 at Bayern Munich to suffer a 3-2 aggregate defeat in the quarter-finals.

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With Manchester City in FA Cup semi-final action on Saturday, Arsenal knew victory at out-of-form Wolves would move them a point above the Cityzens at the summit.

City, who beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley to reach the FA Cup final, will play their game in hand at Brighton & Hove Albion on Thursday.

Premier League table: Arsenal target top

Arsenal were desperate not to cede further ground after losing 2-0 at home to fourth-placed Aston Villa last Sunday.

Their exit at Bayern left them on a three-game winless run in all competitions at the wrong time in their campaign.

Third-placed Liverpool will be three points behind Arsenal with a game in hand if Trossard’s goal is part of an away victory.

The Reds visit Fulham on Sunday after a surprise defeat at home to Crystal Palace following a 2-2 draw at Manchester United.

Trossard took his tally to 14 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions this season, including nine in the league.

The 29-year-old netted in a second consecutive top-flight away game, having helped Arsenal win 3-0 at former club Brighton on April 6.

Ben Miller
Ben Miller
Ben has more than 10 years' experience in sports journalism, covering two EURO tournaments, European club competitions, the Premier League, EFL and WSL and a variety of other major sporting events.

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