Ruben Neves’ comments on Arsenal’s celebrations after the 1-0 win at Molineux earlier this month hit the headlines.

They added some extra spice to last night’s match at the Emirates Stadium, where Arsenal completed the double with a late, late winner.

Speaking to Wolves’ official website, Neves has admitted that Bruno Lage’s men did not deserve to win the game on the night.

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“It was a strange game. Today we didn’t deserve to win, we need to be honest and look at ourselves. Of course, we had some good chances to score, I think we had three or four big chances to score and didn’t, but we didn’t play well.

“They took us back all the game after 1-0 and we just defended. We were not able to play as we want to play always. I think it was a bad game for us. It’s the Premier League, every single game is really hard, and you want to work and improve for the next one.

“When you don’t have the ball against these kinds of teams you will suffer, they will take you back, because they have a lot of quality to do that. We need to manage the ball better, we know that.

“We were not able to play as we want, but we have no time to think about it, we just need to train because we have another one on Sunday and we need to take the three points.”

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Wolves did have their chances to kill the game when they were 1-0 up but were unable to take them and paid the price.

Games like this are decided by fine margins, and Wolves have run Manchester City and Liverpool very close this season too.

They are never outclassed in the Premier League, but it is a case of taking the next step towards being able to play their own football under the most intense pressure.

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