On Thursday night at Bodoe/Glimt at Aspmyra Stadion, Arsenal battled to earn a 1-0 victory, maintaining their unblemished record in the Europa League.
Few chances were generated by either team in a calm first half, but Bukayo Saka eventually gave the Gunners the lead after forming a strong connection with Albert Sambi Lokonga, and a rebound from his own strike by the goalie.
The hosts had numerous opportunities to come back into the game but were unable to score.
The United States’ No. 1 Matt Turner was unbeatable despite Amahl Pellegrino finding space twice, and Runar Espejord should have performed much better with his finish just before the hour mark.
Arsenal commonly defended in a back four as a result of Mikel Arteta’s tactical shift that saw the introduction of Granit Xhaka. This appeared to relieve pressure during a strong run from the Eliteserien team and aid in returning all three points to north London.