Arsenal win again to tighten grip at the top

Arsenal maintained their four point lead at the top of the Premier League by beating Hull City at the Emirates Stadium yesterday evening.

Nicklas Bendtner was handed his first league start for the club since March 2011, and took just ninety seconds to make an impact, nodding in Carl Jenkinson’s cross to put the hosts in front.

That goal was the Denmark international’s first in the top flight for Arsenal since he scored in a 2-2 draw away to Wigan Athletic way back in December 2010.

Record signing Mesut Ozil added a second two minutes into the second half, and that was how it stayed as the Gunners’ chalked up a third straight league win without conceding.

Wins for Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool all keep the pressure on Arsene Wenger’s side, who will now turn their attention to Sunday afternoon’s visit of Everton, who will be in a buoyant mood after beating champions Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford yesterday evening to keep themselves in the hunt for a top four place.

Arsenal then travel to Napoli in their final Champions League group game before travelling to Manchester City a week on Saturday, and hosting Chelsea after that.

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