On Mikel Arteta’s two-year anniversary with the Gunners, Saka stars as the Gunners thumped Norwich 5-0.

On Mikel Arteta’s two-year anniversary with the Gunners, Saka stars as the Gunners thumped Norwich 5-0.

Bukayo Saka scored twice and Kieran Tierney, Alexandre Lacazette, and Emile Smith Rowe all netted on Mikel Arteta’s two-year anniversary in charge of the club. Gunners remain fourth, six points clear of Spurs to a fourth straight league victory.

Saka has nine goals (5 goals, 4 assists) this season, more than he had in 32 league games last season (five goals, three assists) formerly.

Arsenal got off to a flying start when Bukayo Saka strode the ball past Angus Gunn in the sixth minute to give the Gunners the lead.

They increased their lead just before the break (44) with a composed finish from Kieran Tierney. Then Saka, who had an excellent day against Norwich, completed his impressive performance with a fine strike from just outside the penalty area (67).

Alex Lacazette, who played as captain in the suspension of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, scored from the penalty spot (84)

Lacazette after scoring the penalty

after being tripped by Ozan Kabak, before substitute Emile Smith Rowe just about managed to remain onside to put the final touches on another outstanding performance by Arsenal.

Gunners win their fifth consecutive match in all competitions for the first time since under Unai Emery, who was in charge till 2018. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta sees his team remain in fourth position, and despite having played more games than the teams around them, the win sees them open up a six-point lead over fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

Following their fourth consecutive defeat, Norwich are at the bottom of the table on goal difference.

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