In a gripping encounter in the Premier League 2 Division One, Arsenal’s Under-21s faced a tough test against Wolverhampton Wanderers, ultimately succumbing to a 2-1 defeat.

In a closely contested Premier League 2 Division One match, Arsenal‘s Under-21s suffered a 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday night. Despite a valiant effort, the young Gunners were unable to secure a win away from home, leaving them fourth in the league with 23 points from 11 games.

The match saw Arsenal‘s Ethan Nwaneri scoring an important equaliser, showcasing his potential and the depth of talent within the Arsenal youth ranks. Nwaneri’s performance was a bright spot for Arsenal, highlighting the promise of the club’s upcoming talent.

His equaliser came following a dynamic move, where a dangerous cross from Ismeal Kabia led to the ball eventually falling to Nwaneri, who calmly slotted it in.

However, Wolves‘ Ty Barnett proved to be a decisive factor in the game, netting a brace that secured the victory for the home side. Barnett’s first goal came in the 29th minute, a powerful strike into the bottom left corner. He then added to his tally in the second half, capitalising on a cross to score his second.

Arsenal‘s U21s displayed resilience throughout the match but it was not enough on the night. Amario Cozier-Duberry had an early chance blocked, and later in the game, he set up Nwaneri for another shot, only to be denied by Wolves‘ goalkeeper Jimmy Storer.

In the dying minutes, Taylor Foran nearly equalised for Arsenal, his strong header in the penalty area thwarted by Storer.

The result leaves Arsenal one point behind third-placed Fulham in the league standings.

Arsenal‘s U21s will look to bounce back in their next fixture, hosting Leeds United at Meadow Park on Friday, February 9.