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Match Thread: Wolves vs Arsenal


Nuno's 150th Game

By Wolves
July 4 2020

Nuno Espirito Santo takes charge for his 150th game as Wolves coach today, welcoming Arsenal to Molineux, and hoping to climb to 4th place in the Premier League with another three points.

After taking nine points in three games since the restart to the season against teams struggling at the bottom of the league, Wolves today face a relatively in-form Arsenal for what is being described as a 'Top Six' challenge!! Wolves fans will undoutedly be hoping for a repeat of their teams 3 - 1 win at Molineux last season when Unai Emery was still in charge. However, after a slow restart new manager Mikel Arteta has seen his team win their last three matches against Southampton, Sheffield United and Norwich, and with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang now joint top scorer in the league, Wolves will certainly face a serious test.

Wolves have not declared any injury doubts, so the main question is likely to be whether Adama Traore will start or not!!

 

Today's game will be officiated by Michael Oliver - who also refereed the home game against Bournemouth - and will be screened by Sky Sports.

 

This board will hope to carry regular updates for those unable to watch the game, and members are encouraged to post their observations.

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Match Thread: Wolves vs Arsenal
Discussion started by Wolves , 04/07/2020 11:27
Wolves
04/07/2020 11:27
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020:07:20:19:22:56 by Cheshire wolf.

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 16:44
Nuno starts with Traore and jimenez upfront for today's game and Jota drops to the bench. Podence is replaced on the bench by Campana :

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Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 17:24
Afternoon all. Let’s hope a Adama can get about David Luisa this afternoon and turn him inside out. I think Arsenal have made quite a few changes for today’s game whereas we have 11 of 12 starters In our last 3 games playing today. Pepe is unavailable to Arsenal as he is a new father, which is useful as he has scored a couple of classy goals recently.

Lupinehowler
04/07/2020 17:25
Our toughest test since the restart and all the lads will have to be on top of their game.
I think we can gain a win but the Gunners will not give in easily.

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 17:31
Adama almost within first 30 seconds!!

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 17:41
Quote:
Lupinehowler
Our toughest test since the restart and all the lads will have to be on top of their game.
I think we can gain a win but the Gunners will not give in easily.
Afternoon LH I agree with you.
Cat & mouse so far. Good break through the middle from Adama but his shot is too high

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 17:50
Matt Doherty is our new long throw man!! Ryan Bennett played the second half in Leicester’s game earlier

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 17:58
Game stopped for drinks. Very even so far. Aubameyang had a half chance from a corner but easily collected by Rui.

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 18:01
Adama gets a good ball over but it’s just to high for Donk & goes wide. Adama brought down by Louis on left wing & yellow card for Luiz



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020:07:04:18:02:54 by Cheshire wolf.

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 18:05
Snap shot from Nketiah stopped by Rui with his leg. Corner easily collected.

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 18:12
Good break forward by Raul & Doc earns a corner. Joao puts ball over the byline as it comes in - wasted. Traore brought down on the edge of area for a free kick- routine attempted but fails. Wolves doing a bit more attacking now

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 18:14
Good break down left by Arsenal & their young star Saka converts in to right hand corner
Wolves 0 Arsenal 1

Billericay Wolf
04/07/2020 18:18
There goes the chance of our possible clean sheet record.

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 18:19
Two added minutes played and half time. A very even half with ArseHal having most of the possession. Adama struggling to stay on his feet a lot of the time. It’s going to take some special play to win this game as the opposition look quite comfortable
Wolves 0 Arsenal 1

Andy Fincher
04/07/2020 18:20
Good finish for their goal tbf.

Lupinehowler
04/07/2020 18:29
A shame we conceded when we did after what was fundamentally a very even half.
Traore not at his best, or not receiving the right sort of service, can see Jota coming on soon.
David Luis has to be careful now so we should exploit that at every opportunity.
The game is not lost just a bit more difficult now.

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 18:38
Here we go again & no changes yet. Saiss hurt in clash with Saka but should be OK. Much brighter start by Wolves & some good play by Doc to get into scoring positions. Adama taking on young Tierney at left back & testing him.

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 18:39
Super cross by Adama but Raul is just squeezed away fro getting his head on it

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 18:42
Diogo Jota complete with haircut replaces Donk

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 18:47
Tierney replaced by Maitland- Niles for Arsenal to deal with Adama. Good tackle by Boly upsets them!!

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 18:51
A lot of use of long throw by Doc today unusually. Good break through centre by Jota but Luiz blocks his shot. Then Martinez out quickly to stop Raul getting on to Jonny’s cross. Adama breaks and floats a ball over goalie & the bar!!

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 18:58
Jota fouled by Xhaka outside of their area but Neves thunderbolt blocked. Neto prepared

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 19:01
Jonny brought down outside their area & free kick is put out for a corner. Another good take by Martinez

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 19:05
Two replaces a Doc. Yellow card for Saiss for foul on Aubamayang. Free kick cleared by Saiss. Bad decision by Saiss to give another free kick away which is headed over by Nketiah

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 19:13
Careless mistakes from us & some good defending by Arsenal costing us, then Lacazette gets a chance and takes it
Wolves 0 Arsenal 2

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 19:16
Neves clears the ball off our line. Z3 mins plus AT to go. Arsenal time wasting now - Torreira booked. MGW replaces Joao

Cheshire wolf
04/07/2020 19:22
Poor performance overall from our team - pretty toothless upfront against a strong performance from Arsenal who deserve their win
Wolves 0 Arsenal 2

Lupinehowler
04/07/2020 19:31
The most shabby second half performance I have seen for a long time, passing was poor and seemed to get worse as the half progressed. The usual slick passes and movement all but disappeared which allowed Arsenal to quickly grow into the game and take advantage. Boly probably had his worst game in a Gold shirt, one to forget. The set pieces were ineffective and never really bothered the defenders. A poor day at the office for all concerned.

Andy Fincher
04/07/2020 19:36
Have to take this one on the chin. Best team won.
It's a long time since I've seen us waste so many free-kicks and generally never looked like scoring.
Fair play to Arteta, he got the tactics right. Worked out how to play Traore in the second half. After he had skinned Tierney a couple of times early, Arteta changed the full-back and closed him down.
A shame but we go again.

Lupinehowler
04/07/2020 19:38
Interesting how the game seemed to change in Arsenals favour when Dendoncker went off.

Ivybridge Wolf
04/07/2020 20:19
Very disappointing versus our toughest opponent since the restart. We had to lose sometime, just never ever good against Arsenal. Second best overall, however Traore scores when chipping the keeper and it would have been game on.

Aspirations for a very high league finish dealt a severe blow but still not yet extinguished.

UTW!



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