Dec 27

10 man Wolves frustrate dominant Gunners – Arsenal 1-1 Wolves

Arsenal failed to find a winner against ten-man Wolves in a match which could have lifted the Gunners back into the Premier League’s top four.

Arsene Wenger’s side took an eighth minute lead through Ivorian striker Gervinho. Loanee Yossi Benayoun, making his first Premier League start for the club, threaded a pass through and Gervinho took his time before slotting the ball past Wayne Hennessey.

However, seven minutes before the break Steven Fletcher drew Wolves level in fortuitous circumstances. Stephen Hunt produced a shot from the edge of the area that deflected off the Scottish striker and wrong-footed Wojciech Szczesny in the Arsenal goal.

Visiting goalkeeper Hennessey was called into action on numerous occasions after the restart, with two superb saves from Robin van Persie and Per Mertesacker.

On 75 minutes, Nenad Milijas was handed a straight red card by Stuart Attwell for a high challenge on Mikel Arteta.

The Wolves rearguard held firm despite a large amount of pressure, with Arsenal now going into Saturday’s game against QPR rueing missed several opportunities to take advantage of Chelsea and Liverpool’s slip-ups.


16 Responses to “10 man Wolves frustrate dominant Gunners – Arsenal 1-1 Wolves”

  1. Matt says:

    Would it even matter is Henry signed. Every player that you think would make the difference doesn’t get played, with preference to players like Chamakh.

  2. Wilson says:

    not really a lot to complain about, yet again a half-decent ‘keeper has come to the emirates and pulled out the game of his career

  3. Raja says:

    If RVP wasen’t chasing that record , do think we would have been a couple more goals up . My gut feeling when the half ended

  4. John says:

    Henry is a good player but he isn’t the same as he used to be. We need a player who can score goals.

  5. Joe says:

    Arshavin becoming a real lost cause now. How he gets picked over the likes of AOC is beyond me.

  6. Ian says:

    Hennessey is not a ‘half decent’ keeper he is one of the best in the league and it wasn’t a high challenge. That is the poorest Arsenal team I have seen and so obviously over-reliant on RVP, beyond that it is a top 10 side not a top 4. Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Spurs have all got the job done against Wolves – Arsenal huffed and puffed but lack the necessary quality to mix it with the big boys.

  7. talib says:


    mr wenger read my comment , why u put in arshevin? he is nuts striker now and you intend o sell him but why u put him in , you should bring OLEX or Walcot…..u are damm stupid wenger , time for you to go old man

  8. Moriarty says:

    put every great players in the world on our side,the opposing goalkeepers from average team always perform brilliantly. apart from Wenger’s stubbornness to get rid some of the out of form and out of shape players on the bench. we really need to do some tweak here and there in Jan

  9. Romeo says:

    Arsenal has a good team, but we need to buy more Top players, we can not have Chamakh, Arshavin, etc; they have to walk away from Arsenal. We have a lot of options to buy, like: Podolski, Khedira, Baines…

  10. rian firmansyah says:

    i think Manchester City will pay dearly for the great goalkeeper

  11. Will says:

    Really not that dissapointed with the performance. Arsenal have to be the club with the worst luck in the premier league. We have some sort of aura which makes other keepers have the game of their lives against us. Not to mention how lucky the wolves goal was. If we had the luck of Man U, we’d probably be top of the table atm. That’s life for you.

  12. Sai says:

    v.Persie should have played off the bench. Chamakh should have started. He needs a start like Berbatov did.

    Should start Arshavin or not play him at all and bring on the Ox as a sub. You can’t expect an older player, who’s off form with no confidence to inspire a win. You bring on the energetic teen who’s looking to impress. Period.

    Wenger doesn’t seem to rotate unless he needs to. Should take a leaf out of Fergusons book.

  13. Arsally says:

    it was a big chance to back to top4, and the rotation looked nice. But unluckily we lost 2 points, though we did well except the period that 20 mins before we conceded.

  14. Sai says:

    For the positives, we seemed to have a lot more possession early on with Rosicky and Benayoun compared to the rather sloppy starts in recent weeks. Alth

  15. emre kamar says:

    same all. We concede either wonder goals or stupid goals like today. And then score nothing from 15 attempts? there must be something more than bad luck

  16. Martin says:

    We need better quality on the team. A striker apart from RVP that can also bring in goals, we rely too much on him. Someone who can produce the final ball, that has been missing since Cesc departure. The current squad won’t make a challenge on any trophy. So Wenger needs to change his policy if we are to challenge for trophies, or he needs to go.


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