Arsenal 1-1 Wolves: Gervinho, Fletcher score, Milijas sent-off
Competed in front of his own supporters, Arsenal failed to reap the full points. The Gunners were forced to carry only one point after the offset of 10 players Wolverhampton with the score 1-1.
Wolves entertain Arsenal at the Emirates on Tuesday (27/12/2011) s. Overall Arsenal controlled the game completely.
Statistics notes Soccernet Arsenal had the ball as much as 73% versus 27% owned by Wolves. While the shots, 'Gunner' releasing 26 times with 11 shots on target while the visitors only six shots with one on target.
Arsenal immediately ahead quickly in the eighth minute through a goal scored Gervinho. But the Wolves managed to equalize in the 38th minute through Steven Fletcher's header.
In the second half, Arsenal benefit from the opposing team that loses a player. Nenad Miljas red carded so that the Wolves played with 10 men since in the 75th minute. Yet until the fight was over no more goals are created.
With one additional numbers obtained Arsenal remain in fifth place standings with the acquisition of 33 points from 18 times a game. While the Wolves climbed to 16th place with 16 points.
These efforts paid off immediately when the game has been running for eight minutes. Yossi Benayoun bait from the middle of the field received Gervinho who then split the Wolves defense.
In the penalty box, the Ivory Coast international players were deceiving goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to tear the opponent's net.
Re-built by the Arsenal attack. Through cooperation with Gervinho in the box, Robin Van Persie perform a sliding kick was wide but far away.
Van Persie! Steal the ball from Karl Henry and the limit of the Dutch striker's penalty box to kick hard toward the goal and still be ignored Hennessey.
Wolves evened the score 1-1 in minute 38. Stephen Hunt welcomed the corner but the ball hit the Laurent Koscielny.
The ball then turn towards Steven Fletcher, who greeted him with a header. Ball towards the bottom right corner of the Arsenal goalkeeper without a goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny can be reached.
In the second half, Arsenal again pounding the Wolves defense. However, up to 15 minutes of action going no one has produced results.
Firm that executed free kick Van Persie still be driven over the goalkeeper Hennessey. Similarly, Per Mertesacker kick was wide.
One of Arsenal's chances of re-birth. Penetration Aaron Ramsey in the box to meet Thomas Rosicky. Rosicky forwarded to kick the ball wide.
In minute 75, the Wolves have to play with 10 men. Nenad Mijilas straight red card by referee because it is considered a dangerous tackle on Mikel Arteta.
With the advantage of the number of players, Arsenal make a substitution to continue to carry out attacks in order to create the second goal. Numerous opportunities were born.
Escaped the offside trap, but because it was too old Van Persie immediately besieged by the Wolves players.
Van Persie returned to threaten the Wolves goalkeeper. But the two times his efforts are still not able to bring additional goals for Arsenal.
Vermaelen! Andrey Arshavin to see Vermaelen Crossing near the goalposts. Belgian players kick this can still be countered goalkeeper Hennessey, who performed brilliantly at night.
ARSENAL: Wojciech Szczesny, Johan Djourou (Marouane Chamakh 85 '), Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, Thomas Vermaelen, Alex Song (Aaron Ramsey 71'), Mikel Arteta, Thomas Rosicky, Yossi Benayoun (Andrey Arshavin 63 '), Gervinho, Robin Van Persie
Wolves: Wayne Hennessey, Christophe Berra, Stephen Ward, Ronald Zubar (Richard Stearman 51 '), Karl Henry, Nenad Milijas, Stephen Hunt (Kevin Doyle 86'), Anthony Forde (Adlene Guediora 73 '), Matthew Jarvis, Steven Fletcher