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Wonder goals propel Arsenal past Watford and into Premier League top four

Arsenal top four
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Arsenal held off a late charge from Watford to win 3-2 and climb into the top four of the Premier League on an afternoon of wonder goals.

Martin Odegaard set the tone at Vicarage Road by finishing off a flowing team move but Cucho Hernandez quickly responded with a phenomenal bicycle kick.

Bukayo Saka restored Arsenal's advantage on the half-hour mark after playing a one-two with Alexandre Lacazette.

A stunning curler from Gabriel Martinelli after the break, aided by some quick thinking from makeshift ball boy Mikel Arteta, looked to have sealed the win for Arsenal but a late strike from Moussa Sissoko ensured a tense finish.

The Gunners rode out the storm to move above Manchester United in fourth place and they have two games in hand on the Red Devils.

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Richard Martin is an experienced football writer, editor and social media producer. Before returning to London, he spent 10 years in Spain as a football correspondent and has attended over 600 games across 16 countries, his favourite being Argentina. He has also worked for Reuters, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Times and AS.