Wolves 3 Arsenal 1
After Napoli, Emery made seven changes against Palace and lost 3-1 at the Emirates
At Wolves he made seven changes again.
He’s picked Ozil in an away game? Why?
He’s started Mkhitaryan?
This result moved Wolves back to seventh place while Arsenal slipped to fifth with three games left.
First half, Wolves produced some slick moves and had a couple of chances
Then Wolves won a dubious free-kick when Diogo Jota ran into Koscielny because he had nowhere else to go.
The kick was very central on the 20-yard line and Arsenal built a big wall and Ruben Neves hit the free-kick and a “defender” jumped but turned his head away.
Wolves 1 Arsenal 0 in 28 minutes.
Then Wolves took a short corner and left wing-back Jonny crossed right-footed towards the six-yard box and Leno came out and Mat Doherty headed in from seven yards.
Wolves 2 Arsenal 0 in 37.
Then the sloppy Xhaka gave the ball away in the centre circle and Jota’s left-foot shot went in off Leno’s elbow as he dived.
Wolves 3 Arsenal 0 in 45+2.
That ended the contest, if it was ever a contest.
There was another goal in the second half.
Sokratis headed in a corner 80 minutes.
VERDICT: Wolves are Burnley with Latin skills and continental tactics.
Arsenal are fifth now and need six new players.
Spurs have a superior defence and more firepower.
Chelsea’s big players are more talented than Arsenal’s big players.
Why are Arsenal above Manchester United? Because United’s squad is even more dysfunctional.
Pogba is a flaky French superstar who plays when he feels like it. He’s leaving? Good riddance!
FACT: Emery has used 28 players in the Premier League.
Nuno has used 19.