Wolverhampton Wanderers returned to winning ways at last in the Premier League last night.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side claimed all three points against Arsenal, and there is real hope the result can signal a turning point in what’s been a disappointing season so far.

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Goals in the 2-1 win came from Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, whose strike from distance was worthy of winning any game.

It was a fantastic moment for the 34-year-old, who has struggled at times this season.

Following the red card for Bernd Leno, Nuno threw on youngster Vitinha who looked very lively in the half an hour he was given.

The starlet on loan from FC Porto has not been used too much so far, but has shown flashes of quality at Molineux.

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Arsenal had to play the last 20 minutes with nine men, but Vitinha looked impressive and continually showed for the ball.

 

His cameo, one would think, was good enough to warrant more starts going forwards and that could be a blow for one Wolves player in particular.

Morgan Gibbs-White only returned to the club a few weeks ago, ending his loan spell with Swansea City early, but opportunties for the English youngster could be very limited going forwards.

Vitinha must be above MGW in Molineux pecking order

Surely by now, Vitinha has proven himself worthy of starting more games.

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And given the position he plays, as an attacking midfielder, that could see Gibbs-White struggle to play regularly.

Unfortunately he hasn’t shown a great deal in his three appearances for Wolves since returning.

There’s an £18 million (his reported option to buy) decision to be made regarding Vitinha in the summer, and Wolves surely need to see as much of him as possible ahead of making that call.

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