Arsenal 1-2 Wolves: Struggling Gunners stunned at home
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Arsenal 1-2 Wolves: Struggling Gunners stunned at home

Arsenal suffered their third consecutive home defeat in the Premier League this season, after going down 2-1 against Wolves at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday night. 

The Gunners went into the match in search of three points that could hurl them back on track, but were largely unimpressive against a disciplined side. 

The match was however forced to stop for 10 minutes following a serious collision between David Luiz and Raul Jimenez, with the latter rushed to hospital and replaced by Fabio Silva. 

Just before the half-hour mark, Leander Dendoncker rose highest to head an inch-perfect  Adama Traore cross, but his effort bounced off the crossbar.

Pedro Neto however found himself in the right place at the right time to pounce on the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifled the ball home for a 0-1 lead. 

The Gunners, however, equalised within three minutes of falling behind as Gabriel outjumped Wolves' defence to plant in a header from Willian's cross and past the keeper. 

Two minutes before the break, the Gunners once again fell behind and Traore, together with Neto, were once again fully involved. 

The Spanish winger pulled a piece of skill in the middle of the park to get away from Xhaka before the ball was carried to the final third. 

Neto unleashed a stinging shot from just outside the box, but it was saved by Bernd Leno only to fall to Podence who easily beat the goalie for the second goal which proved all-important. 

The second half was a quiet affair from both sides with half-chances on each end of the pitch, but none could add to their first-half tally. 

Nuno Espirito's men held on for the three points that saw them move into the top six on 17 points, while the Gunners remained on 14th with 13.

The last time the Gunners won at home was on October 4th when they beat Sheffield United 2-1 courtesy of Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pep goals. 

The loss will add to the growing pressure on coach Mikel Arteta, with many questioning whether or not the team has made any significant improvement. 

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