REPORT: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Arsenal - Back To Winning Ways

Arsenal responded in the title race with a 2-0 win at Molinieux do climb back to the summit of the Premier League.

Leandro Trossard gave the visitors the lead on the stroke of half time, before Martin Odegaard made sure of the points with a second in second-half stoppage time. 

Arsenal play Chelsea on Tuesday and will be hoping to extend their lead to four points, with Manchester City not playing until Thursday. 


Having been knocked out fo the Champions League in midweek, it was understandable that the atmosphere amongst the away end was one of nerves, but Arsenal immediately tested Jose Sa in the Wolves goal through a Kai Havertz volley. 

Arsenal then has two opportunities to take the lead through Declan Rice. His first side-footed effort was straight at the keeper, before he was presented with an almost carbon-copy of the chance which is placed wide. The chances were coming but it felt like Arsenal needed a breakthrough to settle them down. 

But despite their early chances, it was Wolves who created the best opening of the game so far. Jakub Kiwior lost out, allowing João Gomes the opportunity to enter the box and strike towards goal. David Raya pushed the shot onto the frame of the goal to keep the scores level. A big let off for The Gunners. 

As the game edged towards half time, Arsenal finally made one of their chances count. Havertz lofted a ball to the far post for Gabriel Jesus, who did well to hold off a challenge and roll the ball back to Leandro Trossard to strike off the far post and give Arsenal the lead. A pivotal moment in a game that they simply had to win.

Controlled Second Half 

Arsenal came out for the second half and looked in complete control without creating many clear-cut chances. The best opening fell to Havertz, who again volleyed straight at Sa while on the turn. 

Wolves rallied but in truth their injury-hit squad looked bereft of attacking intent. Arsenal meanwhile ended the game strongly and clinched the game in stoppage time. 

Declan Rice, superb throughout, drove up the pitch with Wolves having committed bodies  forward and slipped the ball to Havertz. The German moves the ball to Odegaard, who at the second time of asking whipped the ball into the net from an acute angle. 

Title Race Back On

Arsenal may not have been at their best, but this was about getting the job done. It had been a rough week for the club and it always seemed likely that this would not be a vintage display. 

Nonetheless, it was a performance deserving of the three points and attention now turns to the visit of Chelsea on Tuesday night.