English Premiership

Late equaliser sees Arsenal draw with Wolves

2018-11-11 21:16
Arsenal v Wolves
Arsenal v Wolves (AP)

London - Henrikh Mkhitaryan ensured Arsenal's unbeaten run in all competitions will extend beyond three months by scoring an 86th-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday.

The substitute's in-swinging cross from the left went over everyone in the box and ended up in the far corner of the net, denying Wolves what would have been the biggest win of their first season back in the top flight since 2012. They have already drawn with Manchester City at home and Manchester United away.

Ivan Cavaleiro's 13th-minute strike put Wolves ahead after capitalising on a mistake by Granit Xhaka, leaving Arsenal facing their first loss in any competition since starting the season with back-to-back defeats against City and Chelsea in the Premier League in August.

After playing poorly in the first half, Arsenal piled on the pressure after half-time and should have equalised when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was presented with a close-range chance off Hector Bellerin's right-wing cross. Aubameyang didn't get a proper connection and scuffed his effort against the outside of the post.

Mkhitaryan grabbed the late equaliser that left Arsenal in fifth place, eight points adrift of leaders City and three points off the top four. Their unbeaten streak in all competitions extended to 16 matches heading into the two-week international break.

Wolves almost snatched victory in the last move of the match, but substitute Morgan Gibbs-White's long-range effort struck the top of the post and bounced agonisingly across the goal line to safety.

 

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