Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal (3-1)

Arsenal’s hopes of binding a top-four place were dealt a blow as Wolves cruised to a 3-1 Premier League at Molineux on Wednesday.

Any thoughts the Gunners would come to winning ways that when Sunday’s damaging defeat to Crystal Palace destroyed throughout 17 minutes within the half, that saw Wolves score three times.

Ruben Neves got them up and working with a beautiful free-kick shortly before the 30 minutes mark, whereas Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota place the sport to bed before the interval when some generous defensive from Unai Emery’s facet.

The defeat leaves Arsenal – UN agency scored a late consolation through Sokratis Papastathopoulos – a degree behind fourth-place Chelsea, whereas Wolves are currently one purpose before Watford in seventh.

Arsenal dominated the first exchanges however it had been Wolves UN agency sculpted out the primary clear openings, Joao Moutinho whipping wide from twenty yards and Raul poet urging over from shut vary.

Neves’ fourth goal of the campaign placed them on their method when twenty-eight minutes, the Portugal international curling a 25-yard free-kick within Bernd Leno’s right-hand post, before Doherty headed Jonny’s cross past the flailing German goalkeeper 9 minutes later.

Jota then rounded off a surprising first-half show, jinking past two defenders and compressing an occasional shot out the weak resistance of the beleaguered Leno.

Arsenal comeback didn’t materialize within the play and poet ought to have added a fourth for the hosts when sixty-eight minutes, the North American country striker was blazing full when a flowing move.

Sokratis headed home Granit Xhaka’s corner ten minutes from time. However, the harm had been done throughout that blistering first-half spell as Wolves secured a first ever Premier League win against the Gunners.

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Goals Wolverhampton Wanderers

28′ Wolverhampton Wanderers R. Neves
37′ Wolverhampton Wanderers M. Doherty
45+2′ Wolverhampton Wanderers D. Jota

Goals Arsenal

80′ Arsenal Sokratis

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers Lineups

11 Rui Patrício
5 Ryan Bennett
16 Conor Coady
15 Willy Boly
2 Matt Doherty
32 Leander Dendoncker
8 Rúben Neves
28 João Moutinho
19 Jonny Castro
9 Raúl Jiménez
18 Diogo Jota

 

Arsenal Lineups

19 Bernd Leno
15 Ainsley Maitland-Niles
5 Sokratis
6 Laurent Koscielny
18 Nacho Monreal
11 Lucas Torreira
34 Granit Xhaka
7 Henrikh Mkhitaryan
10 Mesut Özil
17 Alex Iwobi
9 Alexandre Lacazette

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Arsenal Match Statistics

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Arsenal

11 Shots Total 10
3 Shots on goal 1
5 Shots off goal 4
3 Shots blocked 5
8 Shots inside box 4
3 Shots outside box 6
11 Fouls 8
4 Corners 5
1 Offsides 2
Saves
29% Possession Time 71%
267 Passes Total 649
201 Accurate Passes 573
75% Accurate Passes% 88%

 

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