Alex Lacazette’s scuffed 95th-minute winner, which was later credited to Wolves keeper José Sa as an own goal, has Arsenal dreaming of the Champions League again.
After 82 minutes of consistent pressure on the Wolves goal and a lot of huffing and puffing, Arsenal finally blew Bruno Lage’s house down with two late strikes to seal a huge win. Things didn’t start well for Arsenal, who gifted the visitors a 10th-minute lead when Gabriel’s back pass sold Aaron Ramsdale short, and it was intercepted by Hwang Hee-chan who coolly rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into an empty net from a slight angle.
The size of the task facing Arsenal became a sizeable one after going behind; Wolves had not lost a Premier League match after taking the lead since November 2018. But Arsenal did it, and here are some of the most interesting facts & figures emerging from North London.
📊 Arsenal 2-1 Wolves: By the numbers
- Alex Lacazette had eight shots – the most of any Arsenal player in a game since Alexis vs Brighton in October 2017 (also eight).
- Wolves have lost a Premier League game in which they opened the scoring for the first time since November 2018 against Cardiff (1-2), having gone unbeaten in 45 such matches prior to today.
- Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey made the most ball recoveries (13), won the most duels (6), completed the most take-ons (3) and won the most fouls (2) out of any player. He also created three chances, the second-most on the pitch behind Martin Ødegaard.
- Arsenal’s victory over Wolves was the first time the Gunners have won in the Premier League under Mikel Arteta after trailing at halftime. (W1 D4 L15).
- Wolves have won six and lost just two of their last nine EPL matches; both of those defeats came against Arsenal.
- José Sá’s own goal (94:56) was Arsenal’s latest winning goal in a Premier League game since January 2017 when Alexis Sánchez netted from the penalty spot against Burnley after 97 minutes and 14 seconds.
The Gunners will have to wait until March 6th until their next Premier League assignment, away to Watford at Vicarage Road. Until then, they’ll bask in a hugely important win.
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