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90' + 5'
José Sá
Own Goal
2 - 1
R. Jiménez
Yellow Card
N. Pépé
E. Nketiah
1 - 1
B. Saka
Yellow Card
Hwang Hee-Chan
0 - 1

Match Stats

55% 44%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 2
Total Passes 508 407
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The Gunners take a 10-day break from Premier League action and return with an away trip to Watford on March 6. Wolves play West Ham United in their next outing on the road on Sunday.
Arsenal come from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Wolves in their Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium. The visitors took the lead through Hwang Hee-Chan following a mistake by Gabriel Magalhaes. Wolves had not lost a Premier League match since December 2018 after going ahead, but the Gunners would break their imperious record. Nicolas Pepe arrived off the bench to equalise with a left-footed strike before an own goal from Jose Sa provided the decisive moment at the death as he deflected Alexandre Lacazette's effort into his own net. It's a huge win for Arsenal's Champions League hopes.
José Sá
Own Goal
90' + 5' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! SA DEFLECTS LACAZETTE'S EFFORT INTO HIS OWN NET!!!!! 2-1!!!!!! The Gunners complete a second-half comeback as Lacazette's strike from the angle is glanced into the net by Sa. The Frenchman latches on to an offload from Pepe and bursts into the right-inside channel. He scuffs his strike, but it deflects off the right hand of Sa as he tries to make the save into the left corner of the net. Cue massive celebrations from the home side.
90' + 5' SAVE! Saka cuts in from the left flank and shoots on his right foot, but his low effort is pushed away by Sa.
Nuno Tavares
K. Tierney
90' + 2' Tierney goes down with cramp in the closing stages and is withdrawn for Tavares.
90' There will be six minutes of added time.
L. Dendoncker
Daniel Podence
90' Dendoncker finally arrives on the field to replace Podence.
R. Jiménez
Yellow Card
89' Jimenez goes into the book as he refuses to make way off the field as his number comes up to be substituted. There is confusion as he is apparently not the player that is leaving the field after all, but he still gets the yellow card.
88' INCHES OVER! Odegaard is free on the edge of the Wolves box and is picked out by Xhaka. He curls an effort towards the top-left corner, but it glances off the top of the bar and bounces over.
86' CHANCE! Ait-Nouri leaves Pepe in his wake down the left flank and cuts a low ball back to Neto to shoot. He takes on a left-footed effort first time, but it travels inches wide of the post. It was Gabriel, who diverted it wide with a vital boot, but the referee awards a goal-kick.
85' Pepe netted his first goal in his last 11 Premier League games, since netting in his last three appearances of 2020-21 (5 goals).
84' Wolves make a rare foray forward in the second half, but Neves sees his low cross from the right flank deflected behind for a corner.
E. Nketiah
82' Nketiah surges forward into the right-inside channel and then picks out Pepe with a pass on the stretch to allow the forward to convert.
N. Pépé
82' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! PEPE FIRES HOME FROM CLOSE RANGE!!!! 1-1!!!!!! Pepe converts on the turn from Nketiah's offload to notch the equaliser for the Gunners. Nketiah makes a good run into the right-inside channel and he manages to squeeze a pass back to the Ivorian. Pepe turns and then places his left-footed effort past Sa at the near post.
79' Pepe squeezes an offload through to Xhaka, but the midfielder places his offload behind Lacazette in the box.
E. Nketiah
Cédric Soares
76' Nketiah makes his way on to the field as Arteta adds an extra attacker into the fold. He replaces Cedric which will require a re-shuffle for the Gunners.
Pedro Neto
Hwang Hee-Chan
75' Neto makes his comeback from injury as he replaces Hwang in the final third for the last 15 minutes.
73' WIDE! Xhaka feeds the run of White in the Wolves box, who shapes to shoot on his left foot, but he angles his effort wide of the left post.
71' SAVE! Sa is alert to push a strike from Lacazette past the right post. Saka bursts into the right-inside channel and feeds the Frenchman. He shoots on the turn, but the Wolves keeper denies him with a solid stop.
N. Pépé
Gabriel Martinelli
71' Pepe replaces Martinelli in the final third for the home side. The Ivorian needs to provide a spark for his team.
70' OVER! Saka twists and turns on the edge of the box and tees up Partey to shoot, but he sends his effort well over the bar.
67' Wolves have stymied Arsenal's attacking threat in the second half. The home side are getting a little bit frustrated with their side's inability to break down the visitors.
65' BLOCK! Lacazette takes the resulting free-kick, but his effort clips off the top of the ball and lands comfortably in the grasp of Sa.
63' Lacazette leads a break for the home side, and although he sees his throughball blocked by Neves, Jonny brings down the forward on the edge of the box.
62' Podence probes down the right flank and whips a dangerous low cross towards the near post that Gabriel has to divert behind.
Jonny Castro
Nélson Semedo
61' Jonny makes his way on to the field to replace the injured Semedo.
59' Semedo is down receiving treatment for his hamstring injury and the home side are not happy about the time it is taking.
58' Semedo pulls up with a hamstring problem, but Arsenal play on. Martinelli bursts down the left flank and finds Lacazette, but the forward slices his left-footed strike wide of the target.
57' Tensions are simmering on the sideline as both Arteta and Lage exchange words.
55' Odegaard plays Saka into space down the right-inside channel, but as he lines up a left-footed strike his effort is charged down.
53' Coady robs White of possession and is then played into space by Jimenez, but the referee blows for a foul against the Arsenal defender. The Wolves skipper is not happy about the decision.
50' Saka tries to force a low strike at goal from the edge of the Wolves box, but his effort strikes Partey before the Wolves defence converge and clear the danger.
48' Moutinho latches on to a loose ball following the Wolves' corner, but he places his attempt wide of the right post.
47' SAVE! Hwang is played into acres of space in the right-inside channel and he only has Ramsdale to beat from the angle. However, the keeper gets just enough of a touch to deflect his attempt wide of the left post.
46' Martinelli collects an offload from Tierney on the left flank and turns to shoot on his left foot, but he clips his effort wide of the post.
46' We're back under way at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal have had their moments in the final third, but have lacked the clinical edge to get back into the game. Wolves have avoided defeat in their last 44 matches when scoring first, therefore, the Gunners face a massive challenge to mount a comeback in the second half.
Hwang Hee-Chan's strike has handed Wolves a 1-0 lead at the break in their Premier League clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The forward capitalised on an error from Gabriel Magalhaes to put the visitors in front in the 10th minute. Bruno Lage's men were solid in their defensive duties to close out the half with a narrow advantage.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
45' WIDE! Podence clips a dangerous cross towards Jimenez and the forward rises to glance a header at goal, which travels just wide of the left post.
43' SAVE! Odegaard clips a ball over the top for Martinelli, but Sa parries his attempt to lob him and then gathers ahead of the forward at the second attempt.
42' Martinelli breaks down the left flank and cuts inside to shoot, only to plant his effort straight at Sa.
41' Saka works a short-corner with Odegaard and moves into the right-inside channel, but he loses out to Semedo before he can threaten.
39' Neves sends a hopeful ball down the right flank for Semedo to chase. He knocks it past Tierney, but it just rolls out of play before he cut a pass back for Jimenez in the middle.
B. Saka
Yellow Card
38' Saka pulls back Hwang on the charge and goes into the book.
38' OVER! Partey collects in acres of space in the final third and has options in support. However, he lines up an ambitious strike and blasts it well over the bar.
36' Arsenal are having half-chances in and around the box, but Wolves have one of the tightest defences in the Premier League.
35' OVER! Coady gives the ball away to Martinelli, who sends Lacazette down the left-inside channel. He goes for the cutback to Martinelli, who stabs his left-footed strike over the bar.
34' Saka and Lacazette combine in the box once more, but the Frenchman can only steer a hopeful hook at goal over the bar.
33' SAVE! Lacazette turns away from Coady on the edge of the Wolves box and fires at goal, but he cannot muster any power behind his effort and Sa gets down to make a comfortable save.
31' Hwang netted his first goal in 11 Premier League appearances after netting four in his first six.
29' BLOCK! Sa completely misses a cross from Cedric from the right flank that allows Tierney to hammer a strike towards an empty net. It is diverted back to Lacazette, who tries to steer an effort towards goal, but Kilman makes a vital block.
28' Partey wins possession on the edge of the Wolves box, but his offload towards Saka travels away from the winger and safely into the hands of Sa.
26' Wolves are playing on the frustrations of the Gunners by taking their time over a free-kick. The first game between the two teams was tetchy and this is following the same pattern.
24' Arsenal are dominating possession, but the defending from Wolves in and around their penalty area has been exceptional so far.
22' Saka is played into acres of space down the right flank and he bursts into the box. The winger goes for a strike on his weaker right foot, which is charged down by Coady behind for a corner.
20' Odegaard sends a pass inside for the run of Lacazette, but as the Frenchman tries to turn he is crowded out by Coady and Saiss.
17' BLOCK! Saiss puts his body on the line for Wolves at the back to block Odegaard's strike at goal after the midfielder is teed up by Saka.
15' WIDE! Lacazette bundles his way into the Wolves box from Saka's layoff. He tries to angle a strike at goal from a tight angle, but his effort travels wide of the post with the aid of a deflection. However, the referee points for a goal-kick, much to the dismay of the home side.
13' JIMENEZ HAS TO SCORE! Podence cuts open the Arsenal defence with an incisive pass to Jimenez, who turns away from Gabriel in the Arsenal box. He only has Ramsdale to beat, but he snatches at his shot and fires wide of the left post.
11' Wolves have avoided defeat in their last 44 matches when scoring the opening goal in the Premier League dating back to 9th December 2018 against Newcastle United.
Hwang Hee-Chan
10' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! HWANG CAPITALISES ON A TERRIBLE MISTAKE BY GABRIEL!!!!! 1-0 WOLVES! Gabriel plays a blind backpass to Ramsdale that is intercepted by Hwang in the box. He still has work to do from a tight angle to find the net, but he calmly places his effort into the bottom-right corner. Clinical from Hwang and a horrendous error from Gabriel.
7' VAR takes a look at the offside call, and although it is close, Saiss is beyond the last defender Xhaka before he converts.
6' DISALLOWED GOAL! Saiss converts a cutback from Neves into the box from the right flank, but the flag goes up immediately against the defender for offside. It was neat finish, but it is likely it will count for little.
4' Semedo races down the right flank and tries to fire a cross into the box, but Tierney acts to divert it behind. The left-back gets caught on the follow-through by the Wolves man, but he soon gets to his feet.
1' Lacazette and Saka combine to release Martinelli in the box, but he loses out to a challenge from Semedo before he can fire at goal. Arsenal look for a penalty, but their appeals are turned down.
1' We're under way at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal have lost just one of their last 10 home league games against Wolves (W5 D4), though that defeat did come in this exact fixture last season. The Gunners are looking to complete their first league double over Wolves since 2010-11.
Wolves have made one change to their side from their win over Leicester last time out. Dendoncker drops out of the side and Hwang comes into the fold to bolster Lage's options in the final third.
Arsenal have made one change to their side from their win over Brentford last time out. Emile Smith Rowe is out due to illness and is replaced by Martinelli, who returns from his suspension picked up against Wolves two weeks to start in the final third.
WOLVES SUBS: Marcal, Pedro Neto, Trincao, Fabio Silva, Jonny, John Ruddy, Tote Gomes, Leander Dendoncker, Luke Cundle.
WOLVES (3-4-3): Jose Sa; Max Kilman, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss; Nelson Semedo, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Rayan Ait Nouri; Hwang Hee-Chan, Daniel Podence, Raul Jimenez.
ARSENAL SUBS: Bernd Leno, Rob Holding, Nicolas Pepe, Nuno Tavares, Albert Lokonga, Mohamed Elneny, Eddie Nketiah, Zak Swanson, Omari Hutchinson.
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Aaron Ramsdale; Cedric Soares, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney; Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Alexandre Lacazette.
Wolves will also be eyeing the top four and are only six points off the pace of United in fourth with two games in hand over the Red Devils. Bruno Lage's men have bounced back from their defeat to Arsenal two weeks with wins over Tottenham and Leicester in their last two matches. The Midlands outfit are in good form in all facets of their play and will be sensing a big opportunity themselves this evening.
Arsenal have a great chance to put themselves back in the hunt for a Champions League place this evening, with a win moving them one point behind Manchester United in fourth place. The Gunners secured a 1-0 win over Wolves on the road only two weeks ago and will be looking for a third win on the bounce in the Premier League after overcoming Brentford last time out. Mikel Arteta and his team have a huge opportunity tonight.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Wolves at the Emirates Stadium.