Arsenal defeated Bournemouth to maintain their perfect start and ascend to the top of the Premier League standings.
Captain Martin Odegaard scored twice in the opening 10 minutes to put the Gunners in charge.
William Saliba scored a wonderful third goal after halftime, while Gabriel Jesus’ smart finish was called offside by VAR.
It is the first time since the 2004-05 season that Arsenal has won their first three games.
Bournemouth had just defeated Aston Villa in their first home game since returning to the Premier League, and the atmosphere at this Saturday afternoon kickoff at the league’s smallest stadium was electric.
Odegaard scored on a tap-in after Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers saved Gabriel Martinelli’s low shot. This sentiment lasted only five minutes before being shattered.
The Norway midfielder scored again shortly after when he swiped the ball off Jesus’ feet and beat the Cherries goalkeeper with a left-footed finish.
Arsenal bided their time before securing the victory, but did so in style when the outstanding Saliba found the top corner from outside the penalty area.
Jesus was subsequently denied a well-deserved goal after a close VAR review judged that he was slightly offside when Odegaard played a deft through ball.
It is still very early in the season, and there will be many tougher tests to come, but the Gunners have made a statement with their outstanding start.