Arsenal got back to winning ways, defeating Nottingham Forest 5-0 at the Emirates Stadium to retake their place atop the Premier League (PL) table.
After going two games without a win in all competitions, Arsenal needed to get back on track to avoid talk of a slump in form.
Thankfully for the Gunners, they made a fast start, going a goal up inside five minutes when Gabriel Martinelli showed plenty of desire to get his head on the end of a Bukayo Saka cross.
The Gunners have now led at HT in nine of their 12 PL fixtures this season, but they didn’t rest on their laurels, effectively killing the game off with two more quickfire goals.
Reiss Nelson replaced the injured Saka in the first half and took his rare opportunity in the side by netting twice, first following in his parried shot with a composed finish, then smartly flicking in Gabriel Jesus’ ball from close range.
The hosts’ second-half blitz takes them two points above Manchester City, claiming their first home clean sheet in 11 league outings in the process.
Meanwhile, Forest remain rooted to the bottom of the PL table, having scored just one goal in their seven PL away trips this campaign.