Arsenal came back from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 at the Emirates. Despite conceding early on, Mikel Arteta’s side showed great resilience to get the result. An own goal in the 95th minute stunned the away supporters at the Emirates as the stadium erupted. 

Arsenal show Resilience in Comeback Win Against Wolves

Match Overview

A mistake from Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Magalhães gave Hwang Hee-Chan the opportunity to put Wolves ahead early on. The South Korean striker took the opportunity to give his side the lead. Bruno Lage’s game plan became very evident after this as Wolves spent the remainder of the game trying to hold onto this lead. 

However, Nicolas Pepe managed to link up nicely with Eddie Nketiah to score the equaliser just before stoppage time. The Gunners continued to pile on the pressure deep into stoppage time. Alexandre Lacazette whipped in a cross in the 95th minute which hit the Wolverhampton keeper and went in as an own goal. 

Arteta’s side controlled the majority of the possession and fired constant shots at the opposition’s goal. Arsenal ended the game with a total of 26 shots.

Can Arsenal Finish in the Top 4?

Before the season had even begun, most people had already ruled Arsenal out of a top 4 spot. However, Mikel Arteta has guided his side just a point behind Manchester United having played two games less. Signings like Aaron Ramsdale and Ben White have exceeded expectations and have become key players in Mikel Arteta’s side. 

Arsenal were scheduled to play Liverpool next but that fixture has been postponed due to the Carabao Cup final. This means Manchester United will have a chance to increase their gap over Arsenal to four points. Arsenal have already been knocked out of all domestic tournaments and can therefore focus solely on the Premier League.

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