Arsenal came from a goal down to register a 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton on Thursday night. 

The Gunners had an electric start to the game and pushed the ball inside the danger zone. Martinelli went down in the penalty area under a challenge from Semedo as the Brazilian got a shot away. Everyone was looking at referee Martin Atkinson but he waved play on and there was no intervention from VAR.

Wolves had the ball in the back of the net as Neves’ cross was tapped in b Saiss but the flag was up. There was a quick VAR check and the goal was ruled out.

Hwang goal

Wolves took the lead inside ten minutes of play. There appeared to be no danger as Gabriel looked to deal with a long ball forward but the Brazilian’s backpass to Ramsdale was poor. Hwang reacted quickest and he rounded a stranded Ramsdale before finding an empty net.


Lacazette drilled the ball goalwards but Jose Sa dived to his left to palm the ball away and Arsenal missed another chance.

Pepe leveler

It was a big moment for Arsenal as Pepe grabbed the equalizer. Odegaard’s pass released Nketiah, who cut the ball back for Pepe. The winger took the ball and turned in one motion before finishing past the onrushing Jose Sa.

Laca’s winner

Saka bent the ball towards the far corner and Jose Sa made another huge save. However, Arsenal kept the ball alive. Pepe did brilliantly and he combined with Odegaard before playing the ball into the path of Lacazette.

It was a scuffed shot but the goalkeeper got a touch and the ball flew into the back of the net.

The win now lifts Arsenal to fifth on the log with 45 points, five above Wolverhampton.

Opta stats

  • Only Everton (6) have made more errors leading to opposition goals than Arsenal (5) in the Premier League this season.
  • Hwang Hee-Chan’s opener was his first goal in 11 Premier League appearances, having scored four goals in his first six games in the competition for Wolves.
  • Arsenal substitute Nicolas Pépé scored his first Premier League goal in 11 appearances, since netting a brace against Brighton back in May.
  • Arsenal vs Wolves this season has become the first ever Premier League fixture to have both meetings in a campaign played on a Thursday and first in the top-flight since Bury vs Tottenham Hotspur in 1924-25.


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