Luton vs Arsenal – Premier League: Live score, team news and updates as Gabriel Jesus finishes fine team move to fire Gunners back in front after Gabriel Osho had equalised
Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for the latest score, team news and updates as Luton Town host Arsenal in the Premier League plus updates from Wolves vs Burnley.
Arsenal penalty appeal turned down
Saka, for the first time since the leveller, gets the chance to run on the right and shoots. Kaminski saves but the effort would have beaten worse keepers
The corner is cleared at the near post at the second attempt, but Adebayo heads the ball onto his own hand. Calls for a penalty, but nothing going.
The hosts still coming forward
Arsenal have to do it all over again then in a really tough atmosphere.
This hasn’t been one for the purists but it’s a proper fight.
Adebayo wins a free kick in Arsenal’s half under pressure from Saliba and the hosts again will stick it in the box. Anyw chance they can.
They win the initial header but Arsenal clear on the knockdown.
Arteta’s side probably want half time, to be honest.
Luton on top
Wolves versus Burnley is back underway, by the way.
Kiwior fouls Townsend and Luton have the chance to put another ball into the box. Playing them at Kenilworth Road is just not easy.
It comes to nothing but the newly-promoted team are on top right now.
Big save from Kaminski to deny Martinelli a second, though!
Osho heads Luton level
One set piece for Luton and it’s Gabriel Osho – who I think was to blame for the backpass.
Doughty’s cross, and Osho loses his man to equalise. Simple as that.
Mikel Arteta will be absolutely fuming.
GOAL! Luton 1-1 Arsenal
WELL! THIS WAS NOT IN THE SCRIPT!
Martinelli puts Arsenal ahead
Arsenal are ahead and it’s Luton causing themselves issues.
A passback is misp-palced by Osho and Kaminski has to clear for a throw to stop a corner.
Jesus takes the throw quickly and Luton aren’t ready. Saka comes inside from the right and feeds Martinelli, who finishes into the back of the net. Ruthless.
GOAL! Luton 0-1 Arsenal
More jeers from the home fans as Ben White mis-reads a pass.
The home fans really are the 12th man here. On top of absolutely everything.
WE HAVE A GOAL!
No shots on target for either side
The Hatters are coming into it a bit now with Brown getting one or two good crosses in from the left.
Still no shots on target for either side so far.
A little side fact, Mikel Arteta and Rob Edwards did their coaching badges together. Arteta described his opposing number as a ‘special person’ in the build-up to the game.
Wolves vs Burnley is back underway.
Luton standing firm
Frustration from Luton fans as Saka this time goes down under pressure from Doughty. It’s a foul, he goes through the back of him.
Luton are doing well here though. No clear cut chances for the visitors so far.
Kai Havertz is receiving some praise from Arsenal fans… who are ironically singing the ‘£60m down the drain’ song!
Pressure from Arsenal
A bit of a worry for Arsenal with Martinelli down after a knee in the back, but he’s fine to carry on for now. Luton’s free kick is cleared before their fans jeer an attempted long pass from Odegaard which runs out of play. Brown then does the same at the other end.
Kiwior seems to be the one inverting for Arsenal rather than White.
Half time – Wolves 1-0 Burnley
Vincent Kompany’s side will be kicking themselves at the break having gifted the hosts an opener.
They can take solice in their performance in the first half but that wil count for nothing if they don’t hit back in the next 45.
Arsenal start positively
The game is settling into the pattern you’d expect early doors with Arsenal dominating the ball.
Rice sticks in a free kick for Arsenal after Kabore fouls Martinelli but Luton clear.
‘We are top of the league,’ sing Gunners fans.
Kick off! Luton vs Arsenal
In all that the teams have made their ways out onto the field at Kenilwoeth Road and we are underway in that one!
GOAL! Wolves 1-0 Burnley
Well Burnley have been the better side here but Wolves take the lead through Hwang!
The South Korean is in fine form and has notched his eighth of the season. Berge gives it away as Burnley try and play out, and Cunha picks up the ball in the box.
He shows great composure to feed Hwang, who wasn’t missing his opportunity and slots past Trafford to put his side ahead.
Five minutes until kick off at Kenilworth Road
Anyway, there are five minutes until kick off in tonight’s feature game between Luton and Arsenal.
The warm-ups are done and the teams will be out soon.
Can Luton pull off a shock?
Koleosho goes off injured for Burnley
Bad news for Burnley. Koleosho has been unable to run off an earleir knock and is replaced by Gudmundsson.
He hurt what looked to be his left knee in a challenge with Bueno earlier on and that is an annoyance for Vincent Kompany.
Some double save from Bentley after that, first from Rodriguez – who should probably score – after Gomes loses it, and then from Brownhill on the volley.
Game at Molineux coming to life
The game as Molineux has picked up massively since the last update and Wolves have almost opened the scoring, again through Sarabia, with Trafford alert to tip Sarabia’s effoprt over.
Burnley have been the better side though, with Koleosho causing problems down the left.
Srabaia has just met Semedo’s and skied it on the half-volley. The best chance of the game.
Koleosho has been down hurt but is alright to carry on.
Warming up in Luton
The players have been warming up at Kenilworth Road.
Slow start in the early kick off
The Wolves fans are in good voice at Molineux but there little to report regarding chances.
Wolves have had one or two chances on the break with Sarabia the focus to far, firstly failing to release the ball for a good opportunity over the top before almost reaching a long ball over the top.
Neither team has settled so far, but Burnely are getting going as I write…
And Saka will have a special kit tonight to commemorate his 200th appearance.
Henry praises Arteta
It would be rude not to outline some of Thierry Henry’s words while he covers Arsenal for UK fans.
He’s praised Edu for sticking through Arteta during an original rough patch. Now, they truly are back among England’s elite and here to stay.
Saka to make 200th Arsenal appearance
Bukayo Saka starts for Arsenal again tonight and the match at Kenilworth Road will mark his 200th in a Gunners shirt.
Having joined the club aged seven, he made his debut in November 2018 and hasn’t look back since.
46 goals, and FA Cup, two England Player of the Year awards and a whole lot more to come, I’d imagine.
Kick off – Wolves vs Burnley
Our first game of the week is underway in the Midlands.
'It's too soon to be talking about the title'
Arsenal sporting director, Edu, has been speaking on Amazon about Arsenal’s title chances.
Well, he was asked about them at least.
Another Arsenal legend is on punditry, too…
Arsenal team to face Luton
The Arsenal team is pretty much as you’d expect, bar maybe Kiwior getting the nod over Zinchenko at left back. Maybe we can expect White to invert.
Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Rice, Odegaard, Havertz, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.
Subs: Ramsdale, Soares, Walters, Zinchenko, Jorginho, Elneny, Nketiah, Nelson, Trossard.
Luton team to face Arsenal
Team news is in then for the game at Kenilworth Road, and the main news from the home team’s line-up is that captain Tom Lockyer has NOT made the game.
And top scorer Carlton Morris is on the bench!
Kaminski, Kabore, Mengi, Osho, Bell, Doughty, Mpanzu, Barkely, Townsend, Adebayo, Brown.
Subs: Krul, Ogbene, Berry, Morris, Chong, Clark, Giles, Johnson, Nelson.
Burnley make their mark
Burnley will feel as if they have finally arrived in the Premier League this season with their 5-0 dismantiling of Sheffiled United.
Vincent Kompany’s side were predicted by many to be the dark horses this season, but that hadn’t materialised until the weekend. Getting the monkey off their back regarding their home form will be a big psychological barrier lifted, and they may feel that their season starts now.
We’ll see what they’ve got against Wolves tonight.
Wolves aiming to bounce back
Here’s some footage of Wolves arriving, too.
Gary O’Neil’s side are looking to get back to winning ways agaisnt Burnley, with kick off scheduled for roughtly half an hour’s time.
Having lost to Arsenal at the weekend, Wolves could leapfrog Crystal Palace into 12th at least temporarily as they look to keep moving forwards after a tough start to the season.
Luton fans will have got and will get this a lot this season but rocking up to Kenilworth Road is probably a culture shock for Arsenal.
A small, tight ground, and the fans will make their ways through back gardens to ge to the away end – yes, really.
Rob Edwards’s side haven’t been great on the road this season but at home they know they can give anyone a game by making proceesings, let’s say interesting.
Do Arsenal need a striker?
Arsenal may be top of the league but they’re playing very differently to last season.
Rather than being completely free-flowing in attack, they have shored things up at the back. They have the best defensive numbers of any team, conceding just 11 goals in 14 games, but have scored 29 goals so far, bettered by four teams.
Their top scorers are Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah with five each, and the notable gap in their team appears to be up front.
But one wonders if they need a striker. My colleague Sam Brookes has crunched some of the numbers and given one view on if they need to bring in a new No 9 to maintain a solid title charge this season.
Arsenal looking to go five clear
Anyhoo. Arsenal, playing on the first day of the gameweek and before any of their positional rivals, could go five points clear at the top of the league tonight – five!
A win would see them extend their lead over Liverpool and Manchester City before they face Sheffield United and Aston Villa respectively later on in the week.
One wonders if they can keep up their challenge in the title race this season. You’d expect a good win tonight, but Luton have made it difficult for teams as Kenilworth Road this season, Liverpool included.
Burnley team to face Wolves
For Burnley, Jordan Beyer (FPL legend – if you know, you know) is suspended, with Sander Berge and Josh Brownhill continuing their ever-improving partnership.
Trafford, Vitinho, O’Shea, Ekdal, Taylor, Bruun Larsen, Berge, Brownhill, Koleosho, Rodriguez, Amdouni.
Subs: Muric, Delcroix, Al Dakhil, Redmond, Gundmundsson, Ramsey, Odobert, Tredor, Zaroury.
Wolves team to face Burnley
Team news is in for the first game of the night, and we will start with hosts Wolves, who welcome the returns of Joao Gomes and Mario Lemina but are without Jose Sa.
Bentley, Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Toti, H. Bueno, Gomes, Lemina, Sarabia, Hwang, Cunha.
Subs: King, Doherty, S. Bueno, Traore, Silva, Kalajdzic, Doyle, Bellegarde, Chirewa.
Good evening one and all and welcome to Mail Sport’s coverage of this evening’s Premier League fixtures.
We have two matches tonight, Wolves versus Burnley at 7:30 and Luton versus Arsenal at 8:15. Who doesn’t love a weekend round of games?
We’ll be focusing on the game at Kenilworth Road tonight but with the first game kicking off 45 minutes prior we’ll bring you updates from that one too.
Strap in all!
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