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White’s Wonder Strike Leaves Speechless Arteta Stunned

Ben White became the unlikely hero for Arsenal, scoring a stunning volley in their 5-0 thrashing of Chelsea. The Gunners dominated from the start, with Leandro Trossard opening the scoring within five minutes.

White’s first goal came early in the second half, capitalizing on Chelsea’s defensive woes. But it was his second in the 70th minute that stole the show.

Martin Odegaard floated a ball into the box, and White unleashed a first-time volley that rocketed into the top corner, leaving everyone stunned. 

Replays confirmed it was no deflection, just pure brilliance. Even Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, known for his stoicism, could only watch in disbelief with his hands on his head.

Commentators were equally impressed. Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills called it a “wonder goal” if it was indeed intentional. The debate swirled – a lucky strike or a moment of genius? Regardless, it capped off a dominant performance by Arsenal.

This win puts them back on top of the Premier League table, though Manchester City still hold a game in hand. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s defeat comes hot on the heels of their FA Cup semi-final exit, leaving their European qualification hopes hanging by a thread.