An element of good fortune was required for Arsenal de Sarandí to begin their season with victory over Banfield but an impressive performance in Mendoza on Monday evening handed the recently promoted side a deserved second win against Godoy Cruz.
Threatening early Arsenal took the lead after only twelve minutes, Nicolás Giménez piercing a lightweight Godoy Cruz defence to strike a left-footed shot past Roberto Ramírez.
It could have been more for the visitors in truth with Gastón Álvarez Suárez hitting a superb volley inches wide of the far post and Ezequiel Rescaldani having a good shout for a penalty when bundled over on the goal-line during a six-yard box scramble.
Godoy Cruz, still hurting from their Copa Libertadores exit last week, never looked like getting back into the game and Giménez went close to adding his second with a second half shot pushed around the post by Ramírez.
Eventually Arsenal did find a second to seal the win and it was substitute Joel Soñora. The US-born midfielder only arrived on loan the week prior to the game but drifted inside to fire a long range effort that sneaked past Ramírez and inside the post.
Going top of the league after only two rounds means almost nothing but Arsenal are looking more than accustomed to top flight football and their position well clear of the relegation zone will come as a concern to those currently in and around the drop zone.