Nine-Man Arsenal Eaten Up by Hungry Wolves

It was a gory sight for Arsenal supporters who watched their team play Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night.

Series of unpleasant events unfolded, leading to a very unpleasant defeat that could have been averted. Circumstances downed the high spirits we kicked off with. From the opening whistle, Bukayo Saka began to hint opposition of our intent to get at them and claim everything possible from the encounter.

The Nigerian forward in the first nine minutes hit the woodwork, forced a stunning save from Patricio and then scored a beautiful volley which was adjudged offside as a result of Lacazette's position at the time.

Bernd Leno did well to deny Semedo from scoring as Granit Xhaka and Partey bossed in midfield while Saka brought back-to-back spark to our attack. Moments later, Emile Smith Rowe teamed up well with Nicolas Pepe to get an opportunity which was safely handled by the host goalkeeper.

The Ivorian finally got his goal having aptly gone past Semedo and Coady. His weaker foot got the job done. It was a fantastic finish but our joy did not last for too long because we were dealt two heavy blows in quick succession. 

In what looked more like an accident, David Luiz appeared to have clipped Jose's leg to lead to his fall.  He official brandished a red at the Brazilian and the resulting penalty was converted by Neves to cause a tie at halftime.

Arteta had to reorganise the team to cater for the reduction in the backline so Gabriel had to replace Lacazette. That still did not stop us from conceding again and this time, it was Moutinho that shot past the full-stretched Leno. He would later add to our woes.

As if we haven't been hit enough, our goalkeeper was sent off for handling the ball outside the area thereby reducing us to nine men. What a nasty predicament!

Runarsson came on while Partey gave way as we hoped for luck to get at least a draw and we were about getting there when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired one towards goal. Unluckily for us, Coady did not make it go through and that was how an end was put to our streak by an struggling side. 

Our next stop will be at Villa Park at lunchtime on Saturday. 

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