Arsenal won 4-2 at home to Leeds in the 24th round of the Premier League. Both teams played attacking football, and the positions in front of both gates were abundant.
For the Gunners, Pierre-Emerick Obameyang scored his first hat-trick in the Premier League, and Hector Beyerin added one goal.
Although 0: 4 behind, the guests found the strength to reduce to 2: 4 after the goals of Pascal Struik and Elder Costa.
For Arsenal, today's victory comes after two consecutive losses - from Wolverhampton and Aston Villa. The Londoners are 10th in the table with 34 points, while Leeds are 11th with 32 points.
The hosts started the match better and their active actions in front positions led to a goal in the 13th minute. Pierre-Emerick Obameyang received from the left, controlled and overcame Ilan Melie with a nice shot.
Leeds' response came in the 26th minute. Jack Harrison was found in the penalty area. He controlled and fired, but Bernd Leno saved.
In the 33rd minute Martin Yodegor found Bucayo Saka, who was fouled in the penalty area of the guests. Chief Justice Stuart Atwell awarded a penalty. However, the VAR intervened and in the end it was decided that there was no violation of the rules.
Five minutes before the break, Mellie made a very serious mistake. He gave the ball to Saka and then fouled it. Atwell pointed to the white dot again, and this time there was no going back. Behind the ball stood Obameyang, who doubled the ball's lead.
Until the break, Arsenal made the result classic after a very good attack. Bukayo Saka released to Obameyang, who centered to Beyerin in the penalty area. The Spaniard fired at Danny Sebayos. The ball again found itself in the fullback, who with a diagonal kick scored for 3: 0.
Shortly after the break, Obameyang scored his hat trick. Danny Sebayos stole the ball in the opponent's half and passed it to Smith-Rowe, who shot. However, there was a sharp pass to Obamayang. The striker was lurking on the far post and from close range scored for 4: 0.
An hour of play after the start, Leeds narrowed the gap. Pascal Struik intercepted a cross from a corner and knocked Bernd Leno down.
In the 69th minute Elder Costa finished a quick counterattack and the guests to some extent returned to the match.
However, Arsenal managed to recover and stabilize their game in defense to keep the score unchanged until the end of the match - 4: 2 in favor of the "gunners".
Until the last referee's signal, Arsenal was close to the fifth goal several times, but Ilan Melier scored with good interventions.
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