Arsenal have registered their first win of 2022 following a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Wolves on Thursday night.
Gabriel’s close-range effort was the only goal in the game as Martinelli was sent off for two quick fouls.
Martinelli’s second-half sending off made it harder for the visitors, but they battled well to hold on.
Early in the game, Neves attempted to find Trincao with a through ball down the right wing but it was slightly too much and it went out for an Arsenal goal kick.
The hosts continued finding some spaces in between Arsenal’s midfield and defence. Semedo tried to play Trincao in over the top but Gabriel was there and able, not without a challenge to shepherd the ball out of play for another goal kick.
Arsenal’s first real chance came in the 22nd minute as BukayoSaka found space on the right-wing and he cut it back for White who was still up after a freekick. His shot from around the penalty spot looked like it was at least headed for the target, but Wolves do well to block it.
Wolves had a counter, but Xhaka pulled down Jimenez, who wasted the free-kick by taking a quick shot from halfway.
Three minutes later, the Gunners were ahead. There was a dangerous corner from Martinelli and it was half-cleared before being headed toward goal by white, with his center-back partner Gabriel sliding the ball in from point-blank range.
In response, Jimenez was found on the penalty spot with a nicely lofted cross from Semedo, although it didn’t quite have enough on it and the striker’s header was easily held by Ramsdale.
Gabriel Martinell was sent off after receiving two quick yellow cards. The Brazilian pushed Podence as he tried to take a quick throw, but Michael Oliver waved play on. He then committed a second foul on Chiquinho. Two bookable offenses, in a bizzare sequence and he was off.
From the foul, Wolves took advantage straight as Jimenez had the ball in the back of the net with a head. He was in an offside position and the goal didn’t count.
The Gunners now move to fifth above Manchester United who were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley on Tuesday night.