Arsenal earned a hard fought 1-0 victory at Molineux over Wolves last night thanks to a first half goal by Gabriel.

It was a big game in the chase for European football and Gabriel Martinelli’s red card gave Wolves a chance that they were unable to take.

After the game, Mikel Arteta talked up Bruno Lage’s side and was pleased with the way his side kept their crucial clean sheet in his press conference.

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“It was a massive game for us, playing away against a really good team that makes very little errors, that concedes very little and that they are extremely dangerous,” he said.

“I think we had some really good periods in the game, we went ahead, but the red card changes the context completely.

“We had to dig in, we had to suffer, we showed great resilience, we defended the box extremely well, and that’s why at the end we got the points.”

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There is a rapid opportunity for revenge coming up for Wolves, when they go to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal in their rearranged fixture later this month.

It is likely to be another close game that night and Wolves will hope that they can make their strong periods pay on that occasion.

It is also the first time Wolves have been back to that ground since Raul Jimenez’s horrible injury there last season, so it will be a poignant night.

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