How 10-man Arsenal survived at Wolverhampton

Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal is shown a Red Card by match referee Michael Oliver during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 10, 2022 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson)

Ten-man Arsenal secured their first win in over a month as they scraped past Wolves 1-0 at Molineux to move up to fifth in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta’s side took the lead in the 25th minute, as Gabriel tapped in a scrappy opener from close range for his second goal of the season.
The complexion of the game then turned in Wolves’ favor with just over twenty minutes to go as Gabriel Martinelli was shown two yellow cards in quick succession to leave Arsenal in the lurch as they tried to see the game out.

Wolves threw everything at the North London side in the closing moments of the game but were unable to find the breakthrough, as the Arsenal back-line defended valiantly. There was relief on the Arsenal bench as the Gunners held on for a priceless victory in the West Midlands, and the justified role of the favorites that football betting houses gave them before the match.


Another colossal performance from one of Arsenal’s players of the season. The Brazilian delivered once again defensively to keep the scores level and proved to be the match-winner with his tap-in finish in the first half.
The 24-year-old’s center-back partnership with Ben White cannot be underestimated, as the two defenders once again worked excellently together. He also could’ve had a sublime assist if Alex Lacazette took his key chance in the 71st minute instead of dragging the ball wide.
Gabriel made a total of two key passes, won his only aerial duel of the game, and made two successful tackles.