Arsenal 1-1 Wolves: Raul Jimenez goal pegs back Gunners
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, handed the armband in Granit Xhaka’s absence, had given Arsenal a first-half lead but Jimenez’s 76th-minute header levelled things up to add to the pressure on Unai Emery.Sponsored link
It had already been an awkward week for Arsenal in dealing with the fall-out from Xhaka’s outburst but while crowd-favourite Mesut Ozil was restored to the line-up, the Gunners were far from convincing.
Wolves had 25 shots in total and were well worth their equaliser as they extended their unbeaten Premier League run to six games in front of a subdued home support.
Arsenal’s greater quality in the final third had given them the edge at the interval when Alexandre Lacazette showed great composure to feed Aubameyang for the opener.
Lacazette collected David Luiz’s deflected cross and squared for his strike partner to slot the ball beyond Rui Patricio.
It should have seen Arsenal kick on from there but instead, it was Wolves who pushed for the equaliser with Matt Doherty forcing a good save from Bernd Leno just before the break.
Ruben Neves tested Leno early in the second half and the pressure continued to build before Joao Moutinho’s hooked cross found Jimenez to level the scores late on.
As the Arsenal fans became increasingly agitated, Diogo Jota threatened to score a winner but both teams had to settle for a point as Emery saw his side surrender a lead for the third time in a week.