Wolves 2-1 Arsenal: David Luiz & Bernd Leno despatched off as Gunners lose

Wolves 2-1 Arsenal: David Luiz & Bernd Leno despatched off as Gunners lose

Ruben Neves
Ruben Neves’ penalty was his third aim of the season

Arsenal had two gamers despatched off as they threw away a lead and misplaced to Wolves – who received for the primary time in 9 Premier League video games.

The Gunners, who had earlier hit the woodwork twice and had a aim disallowed, went forward when Nicolas Pepe held off two Wolves challenges and curled a effective end into the online.

However Arsenal had been diminished to 10 males when defender David Luiz introduced down Willian Jose, with Ruben Neves equalising with the ensuing penalty in first-half damage time.

Joao Moutinho scored with an excellent strike from 30 yards out to place the hosts forward quickly after the restart.

Nevertheless, the Gunners had been then diminished to 9 males as goalkeeper Bernd Leno dealt with the ball outdoors of his penalty space after racing out attempting to disclaim Adama Traore.

This was Wolves’ first league victory since a 2-1 victory at Molineux towards Chelsea on 15 December, though they’d additionally received two FA Cup ties – towards Crystal Palace and Nationwide League North facet Chorley – since then.

Wolves climb a spot to thirteenth, however will drop again to 14th if Crystal Palace keep away from defeat at Newcastle United in a late recreation on Tuesday.

Arsenal, who would have gone sixth with victory, keep tenth, eight factors behind fourth-placed Leicester Metropolis within the last Champions League qualification spot.

Luiz pink card adjustments the sport

The tuning level got here in first-half damage time when Arsenal had been main 1-0 and had been dominant.

Daniel Podence performed the ball by means of to Jose and the Brazilian, on his residence debut, had his heel clipped from behind by compatriot Luiz.

Referee Craig Pawson determined that Luiz had made no try to play the ball and despatched the centre-back off. It was Luiz’s third pink card for Arsenal after additionally being dismissed within the 2-2 draw at Chelsea in January 2020 after which once more within the 3-0 loss to Manchester Metropolis in June.

Wolves, whose foremost risk had been restricted to set-pieces and long-range efforts, equalised with Neves’ penalty, which he fired into the highest nook.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta made a defensive substitution on the break as centre-back Gabriel got here on for ahead Alexandre Lacazette, nevertheless it solely took the hosts 4 minutes of the second half to go forward, by means of Moutinho’s very good strike.

The guests introduced on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for goalscorer Pepe within the 61st minute in an try to rescue one thing from the sport.

However Leno made a surprising determination within the 72nd minute as he sprinted out of his field, attempting to succeed in the ball earlier than the pacey Traore, however the goalkeeper misjudged the bounce, dealt with the ball and was dismissed.

With Mat Ryan, who signed from Brighton final month, injured, third-choice goalkeeper Runar Runarsson was given a Premier League debut.

The 25-year-old Iceland worldwide, signed for £1.8m from Dijon in September, did nicely to disclaim Pedro Neto and substitute Vitinha as Wolves regarded to complete the sport off.

That left Arsenal largely enjoying with two banks of 4, in defence and midfield, with lengthy spells of no-one enjoying up entrance earlier than they may regain possession.

Aubameyang and Hector Bellerin had photographs from the sting of the penalty space blocked, however the Gunners couldn’t drive an unlikely equaliser.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad quantity11Participant titleRui Patrício

  2. Squad quantity22Participant titleNélson Semedo

  3. Squad quantity16Participant titleCoady

  4. Squad quantity15Participant titleBoly

  5. Squad quantity49Participant titleKilman

  6. Squad quantity8Participant titleRúben Neves

  7. Squad quantity28Participant titleJoão Moutinho

  8. Squad quantity37Participant titleTraoré

  9. Squad quantity10Participant titleDaniel Podence

  10. Squad quantity7Participant titlePedro Neto

  11. Squad quantity12Participant titleWillian José

  1. Squad quantity17Participant titleFábio Silva

  2. Squad quantity20Participant titleVitinha

  3. Squad quantity32Participant titleDendoncker

Arsenal

  1. Squad quantity6Participant titleGabriel Magalhães
  2. Squad quantity13Participant titleRúnarsson
  3. Squad quantity14Participant titleAubameyang

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 22Nélson Semedo
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 49KilmanBooked at 28mins
  • 8NevesBooked at 47minsSubstituted forDendonckerat 74′minutes
  • 28João MoutinhoBooked at 13mins
  • 37Traoré
  • 10PodenceSubstituted forVitinhaat 62′minutes
  • 7Neto
  • 12Da SilvaSubstituted forFábio Silvaat 90+1′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hoever
  • 17Fábio Silva
  • 18Gibbs-White
  • 20Vitinha
  • 21Ruddy
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 42Richards
  • 54Otasowie

Arsenal

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1LenoBooked at 72mins
  • 2Bellerín
  • 16Holding
  • 23David LuizBooked at 45mins
  • 17Cédric Soares
  • 18ParteyBooked at 41minsSubstituted forRúnarssonat 75′minutes
  • 34XhakaBooked at 62mins
  • 7Saka
  • 32Smith Rowe
  • 19PépéSubstituted forAubameyangat 61′minutes
  • 9LacazetteSubstituted forGabrielat 45′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Gabriel
  • 8Ceballos
  • 11Ødegaard
  • 12Willian
  • 13Rúnarsson
  • 14Aubameyang
  • 21Chambers
  • 25Elneny
  • 35Martinelli

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