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MARTIN KEOWN: Horrible night for Mikel Arteta after red cards hand Wolves victory on a plate

MARTIN KEOWN: David Luiz and Bernd Leno handed Wolves this win on a plate as their pricey red cards crushed Arsenal’s possibilities on a horrible night for Mikel Arteta

  • Arsenal’s seven-game unbeaten run got here to an finish at Wolves on Tuesday night
  • Mikel Arteta’s males by no means stood a likelihood after being lowered to simply 9 males 
  • David Luiz and Bernd Leno made pricey errors and left their group within the lurch



Arsenal handed Wolves this win on a plate. I can recall being despatched off towards Spurs at White Hart Lane in 1999. 

That left us right down to 9 males, with Freddie Ljungberg having already been dismissed, although my second yellow card got here in stoppage time.

At Molineux on Tuesday night, David Luiz made a mistake, then Bernd Leno made a very pricey miscalculation within the 72nd minute. 

It was a horrible night for Mikel Arteta as Wolves got here from behind to beat them on Tuesday

David Luiz made a mistake after conceding a penalty for a foul and receiving a second yellow

David Luiz made a mistake after conceding a penalty for a foul and receiving a second yellow

You would possibly be capable to snatch one thing with 10 males, however 9 crushes your possibilities and left Mikel Arteta on a hiding to nothing.

Leno took a danger by speeding out of his field — the speedy Adama Traore’s presence maybe made him uncomfortable — and he performed volleyball as an alternative of soccer. 

With 9 males from then on, Arsenal’s formation grew to become 4-4-0. The job of the 2 banks of 4 was to cease Wolves making issues worse.

Arsenal wished to maintain it at 2-1 within the hope one likelihood would fall their manner late on. Having stated that, they may have achieved with going for it extra within the remaining couple of minutes.

This was a horrible night for Arteta and one in all big frustration after Arsenal’s seven-game unbeaten run within the Premier League.

Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno was also sent off and left Arteta's men no chance of winning after

Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno was additionally despatched off and left Arteta’s males no likelihood of profitable after

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