Arsenal's impressive campaign is seemingly unstoppable, as the long World Cup break did not have a negative effect on their performance against West Ham in their Boxing Day clash.
The Gunners were shocked by a first-half penalty scored by Said Benrahma, but they were able to dominate most of the game right after conceding, and Mikel Arteta's men were able to bounce back during the first 25 minutes of the second half, with goals by Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Eddie Nketiah.
This last goal by Nketiah was highly praised on social media, with fans remembering the one and only Thierry Henry for the move pulled off by the English footballer. Putting to good use a pass by Martin Odegaard, Nketiah dribbled past Thilo Kehrer with a spin move that left him all alone inside the box, and once he was away from his marker, he drilled a strong shot right past Lukasz Fabianski.
Have a look at Nketiah's finish and see if his goal is worthy of being compared to those "Titi" scored for the Gunners (Image might be geo-restricted).
First Premier League start of the season— CBS Sports Golazo (@CBSSportsGolazo) December 26, 2022
First Premier League goal of the season
Eddie Nketiah doing just fine replacing the injured Gabriel Jesus in Arsenal's XI.
If some fans believed that Nketiah will not be able to carry the team's weight, here are some numbers that will surely keep Arsenal fans calm.
11/11 - Eddie Nketiah has scored 11 goals in his last 11 starts for Arsenal in all competitions at the Emirates, notching his 11 goals from just 16 shots on target. Clinical. pic.twitter.com/0V7QEdy1SZ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2022
The Gunners are now seven points clear at the top, with Manchester City still waiting to play this week and with a clear chance to cut their lead.