Here we have with us the Arsenal player ratings as they avoid a scare against Wolves in the dying minutes. Arsenal had to win this match as they are competing for the fourth spot in the league. Wolves were looking to take revenge after their home loss to Arsenal but fell short at the end of the game. The Gunners now have an advantage over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the race for the top four.
Wolves opened the scoring in the first ten minutes of the game. Gabriel Magalhaes played a poor back pass to Ramsdale which was taken advantage of by Hwang Hee-Chan. He then rounded the goalkeeper and scored from a very tight angle. This certainly scared the home fans as Wolves are a tough team to score against.
Arsenal equalized the score in the 82nd minute with the help of Nicholas Pepe. Eddie Nketiah put in a wonderful cross from right. Pepe turns and gets good space for himself to score from close range and equalize. Arsenal complete a late comeback in the 95th minute as Lacazette‘s shot was deflected in by Jose Sa. Pepe was also instrumental in the second goal that Arsenal had scored.
Arsenal are currently 5th on the Premier League table with 2 games in hand. They can go above Manchester United if they win their next game and take fourth place. Whereas, Wolves faced a setback after their run of good fixtures and see themselves in the 7th position on the league table. However, there is still a lot to be played in the remainder of the season.
Arsenal player ratings vs Wolves
Aaron Ramsdale – 5/10
Was barely tested by the Wolves attack and there was only little he could do to save the goal.
Cedric Soares – 6/10
Did well in his offensive gameplay but often found nobody in the box and had to focus on the defense more.
Ben White – 7/10
Couldn’t do anything to prevent the Wolves goal but was solid otherwise. Played more than enough long balls but that was excused.
Gabriel Magalhaes – 6/10
An inexcusable mistake within the first ten minutes that gave Wolves the lead. However, recovered well and got his composure back.
Kieran Tierney – 5/10
Was a long way off from his best abilities as he failed to go forward and link up with Martinelli. He was decent defensively but could have done more.
Thomas Partey – 7/10
Was very important in the dying minutes of the game. Nevertheless, he did not have his usual influence in the game and played safe at times.
Granit Xhaka – 5/10
Failed to hold his position in the first half, however, he recovered in the second but still not enough in a chasing game like this.
Bukayo Saka – 6/10
Played as his usual self in attacking areas in the first half. However, he failed to provide energy late in the game as he looked tired.
Martin Odegaard – 7/10
Took some time to grow into the game but drove the game later on as he started everything for Arsenal.
Gabriel Martinelli – 5/10
People expected him to take revenge on Wolves for his previous red card but that was not the case as he hardly contributed especially in the second half.
Alexandre Lacazette – 5/10
Was not up to the mark for most of the game as everything he tried was not of enough quality. However, everything was forgotten as he scored the winner.
Nicholas Pepe – 8/10
Came on from the bench and showed that he is still a part of the team with a goal and an assist. Must trouble Arteta from here on whether to start him or not.
Eddie Nketiah – 7/10
Assisted the very important equalizer for Pepe with his good work on the right hand inside during his cameo.
Nuno Tavares – N/A
Did not get enough time to influence the game.
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