Wolverhampton Wanderers – Arsenal: Gunners Sneak Past Wolves In Tight Game (0-2)
Arsenal had problems creating against Wolves’ well-organized 5-3-2 defensive system in the first half, however Bukayo Saka was able to show his talent when he put Mikel Arteta’s side ahead just before half-time. The second half saw the roles reversed as it was now Arsenal soaking up Wolves pressure, and eventually they managed to seal the result late on with a goal courtesy of substitute Alexandre Lacazette.
Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.
Wolves have had an unspectacular but successful start to post-lockdown Premier League football as they looked to keep themselves in the chase for Champions League football next season. They have kept clean sheets in their wins over West Ham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa since the break, although have not been especially creative going forward either.
Arsenal’s return to action started quite badly as they were beaten away at Manchester City and at Brighton. Mikel Arteta’s side have managed to recover somewhat though, with league wins over Southampton and Norwich either side of an FA Cup quarter-final victory over Sheffield United.
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