It’s groundhog day at Arsenal as Unai Emery’s team dropped a lead to surrender a win against Wolves in a desperately uninspiring performance.
1Arsenal 1-1 Wolves
The opening half an hour wasn’t completely terrible, and Arsenal even took the lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, set up by his strike partner Alexandre Lacazette.
For the remaining two-thirds of the game, Arsenal barely had a chance. We all just sat waiting for the inevitable Wolves equaliser, and eventually, Raul Jimenez obliged with another header at the back post, just like Jordan Ayew’s a week earlier.
In one week of football, Arsenal have led 2-0 against Crystal Palace, 3-1, 4-2 and 5-4 against Liverpool, and 1-0 against Wolves, and they’ve got a grand total of zero of those matches.
Let’s have a look at our player ratings this time around.
Goalkeeper and Defence
- Bernd Leno 8 – Had a really good game in terms of shot-stopping, making seven saves. Once or twice he chose to play a short pass when to do so was too risky, but it seems like he was instructed to do so.
- Calum Chambers 7 – Exceeded expectations on this occasion, supporting the attack well and spending a large amount of time on the ball whilst mostly dealing with Wolves’ attacking threat on the right pretty well too. Partly at fault with Sokratis for the goal.
- Sokratis Papastathopoulos 6 – Certainly had more of a part to play in the goal, as he didn’t seem aware of Jimenez’s presence. Sokratis did have a lot of good defensive moments too, blocking six shots.
- David Luiz 5 – Didn’t have quite as much to do defensively, though he was too easily beaten by Jota late on. The real disappointment was his long passing, which is usually very good. He only completed three of 10 attempts this time.
- Kieran Tierney 7.5 – Tierney did a really good job given he was completely unsupported on the left against Adama Traore. Though the Wolves’ goal originated on his side, it was Dani Ceballos who should have tracked the run in behind.
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