Wolves vs Arsenal: Saka, Lacazette score as Gunners seal crucial win

Wolves vs Arsenal: Saka, Lacazette score as Gunners seal crucial win

- Wolves vs Arsenal saw the Gunners produce a very decent performance

- Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette scored in both halves respectively

- The Gunners are now six points away from the European spot

Arsenal's quest for European competition next season has received big boost after the Gunners produced a fine show to defeat Wolves away from home.

The encounter which had all the pre-match razzmatazz was action-packed from start to finish with both teams attempting to win it.

Wolves would have opened the scoring barely 20 seconds into the encounter when Adama Traore had a chance to put the ball past goalkeeper Emilano Martinez who was quick off his line and blocks with his shoulder.

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Edward Nketiah then fluffed a glorious opportunity on the half-hour mark when his shot was parried unto the wood-work to the relief of the visitors.

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However, Arsenal took the lead two minutes before half-time when Bukayo Saka opened the scoring as he latched unto the ball leaving Rui Patricio hapless in goal.

Both teams went into the break with the visitors leading 1-0.

Wolves vs Arsenal: First half strike by Bukayo Saka seals victory for Gunners

Wolves vs Arsenal: Gunners celebrate their second goal. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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As expected, Wolves started the second half with all passion, desperate to get the leveller, as the Wanderers focused play through Traore - they pushed higher up the pitch in their search of an equaliser.

They just couldn't capitalise on the not so impressive Arsenal, instead they were also making poor decisions and passing straight to the opponents.

However it was Alexandre Lacazette who came off the bench to seal victory when he scored from close range to make it 2-0.

The Frenchman has now scored his first away goal in the Premier League since February 2019 versus Huddersfield; each of his last 10 goals in the competition had been scored at the Emirates.

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It ended; Wolves 0-2 Arsenal and with the result, the Gunners are 7th on the Premier League standings with 49 points, three points behind 6th placed Wolves who have 52.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho continued with his impressive form this season for Leicester City as he scored for the Foxes on Saturday, July 4, in their 3-0 home win over Crystal Palace.

Going into this encounter after losing their last encounter and also their failure to record a win in their last five games, Leicester City knew a win will really help their quest.

A brace by Jamie Vardy complemented the Nigerian's strike as the Foxes claim all three points to remain on course for the UEFA Champions League.

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