Arsenal 2-0 Luton Town - 3 talking points as Gunners dispatch Hatters with ease

A professional Arsenal side dispatched an injury-riddled Luton Town side 2-0 at the Emirates with a rotated squad.

Arsenal FC v Luton Town - Premier League
Arsenal FC v Luton Town - Premier League / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages
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Arsenal dispatched an injury-riddled Luton Town side at the Emirates as Mikel Arteta's side continued its superb run of domestic form.

Professional. Work-man like. That's how you could describe Arsenal's 2-0 win over Luton Town at the Emirates as Mikel Arteta's side did what they had to do to keep their title momentum rolling.

As expected, the Gunners dominated proceedings against a Luton team that was ravaged by injuries, and captain Martin Odegaard settled the nerves in the 24th minute after Emile Smith Rowe's harassing paid off as he nipped the ball away from a Luton defender. Kai Havertz then slid a neat ball to his captain, who lashed his shot first time into the net.

The Gunners doubled their lead just before half time as it looked like Reiss Nelson got on the end of a Smith Rowe cross. However, it was deemed an own goal by Luton's Daiki Hashioka.

Arsenal was seemingly content with its night work as their rugged defensive structure meant David Raya had little to do on a night that was perhaps his easiest since arriving in north London as the Gunners climbed back to the summit of the Premier League table...for 24 hours at least.

The game provided plenty of talking points; here they are.

Smith Rowe a sight for sore eyes

Not since the Mesut Ozil days have I wanted to see our No. 10 start in the league and play well. For Emile Smith Rowe, thanks to a heavily rotated team, he finally got a start...and he didn't waste it.

His harassing for the opening goal, which allowed Havertz and Odegaard to link up before the Norwegian sliced home his shot, and his run into the box before his neat cross to Nelson was like the old days.

His first half showing was good for the soul as Smith Rowe reminded everyone of exactly what kind of talent he still has.

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