Premier League Club Arsenal Battle to Victory at Wolves After Gabriel Martinelli Shown Strangest of Red Cards

Premier League Club Arsenal Battle to Victory at Wolves After Gabriel Martinelli Shown Strangest of Red Cards

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Wolves vs Arsenal ended in victory for the Gunners who are now closing on the top-four position on the Premier League standings
  • Gabriel grabbed the only goal of the encounter which came mid-way through the first half as the Gunners claimed all three points
  • Arsenal were later reduced to ten men after Gabriel Martinelli was shown a second yellow card as he was sent off

English giants Arsenal managed to hold on to a crucial 1-0 win at Wolves to take them to fifth position on the English Premier League standings, Sky Sports reports.

Three points for Mikel Arteta’s men mean the Gunners are still very much alive in the race for a top-four finish this season.

The only goal of the game came in the 25th minute following a scrappy one as Gabriel nudged the ball over the line from close range after Alexandre Lacazette tangled with Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa.

Wolves vs Arsenal ended in a win for the Gunners. Photo: Joe Prior
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It was gathered that referee Michael Oliver saw no infringement when Alexandre Lacazette’s boot collided with Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa and Gabriel gratefully tapped into an unguarded net.

For the fourth time in six games, Arsenal ended with 10 men as Gabriel Martinelli was shown two yellow cards at the same time by Oliver for trying to prevent Wolves taking a throw in then bundling over Chiquinho.

Granit Xhaka’s own goal from the resulting free-kick was ruled out for offside against Raul Jimenez and Wolves failed to make the extra man count in the final 20 minutes to deal a blow to their own ambitions of a top-four finish.

Owen had expected tough game for Arsenal

Meanwhile, Michael Owen earlier claimed that Arsenal were in for an even difficult trip to Molineux as they prepare to come up against an improved Wolves side who have been on an upward trajectory under the tutelage of Bruno Lage.

Despite a difficult start to the season, Lage has managed to steady Wolves' ship, recording an impressive four wins in five of their last matches.

The side has previously managed a double over Arsenal and Owen believes they have everything it takes to upset Arteta and Co.

Man City 2-0 Brentford

Sports Brief earlier reported that Man City vs Brentford Premier League clash staged at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night, February 9, saw the league leaders secure a routine victory.

Hot from their 4-1 weekend win over Fulham in the FA Cup, City were desperate to build on the momentum as they seek to reclaim the EPL title.

And Pep Guardiola's charges managed to prove why they are the team to beat in the title race as they stunned the Bees 2-0 at home.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.