Arsenal were on the blink of halftime victory before David Luiz's blunder saw the Gunners concede late in the first half and were also reduced to ten men.Arsenal and Wolveshampton played a score draw at halftime as Wolves were handed a lifeline thanks to David Luiz.
Mikel Arteta made just one change from the team that played 0-0 with Manchester United last weekend. Bukayo Saka recovers from waist injury as he replaces Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli in Arsenal's attack. Club captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang makes the match day squad but starts from the bench.
Nuno Espirito Santo made two changes from the team that suffered a disappointing draw against Crystal Palace over the weekend. However and Dendoncker drops to the bench and are replaced by Traore and Neves.
The Gunners had their goal ruled out in the 9th minute when youngster Bukayo Saka scored from Alexander Lacazette cut back. VAR cancelled the goal as Lacazette was in an offside position when he received the pass from Holding.
Nicholas Pepe scored a wonderful solo goal in the 32nd minute. The Ivorian got the ball in the midfield area, taking on Wolveshampton defenders, got into the box nutmeged Semedo before firing a wonderful shot with his weaker right foot.
Few minutes to halftime, David Luiz made a blunder as he tackled Willian Jose from the back who was one on one with Leno. The Referee awarded Wolveshampton a penalty while giving Luiz his matching orders. Neves stepped up and scored the penalty levelling the game for Wolves.
Arsenal were on the ascendency for large part of the first half, Luiz mistake cost the Gunners not only a goal but also a player as they were reduced to ten men going into the break. See how fans blames him for the first half performance
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