Why Martinelli got angry with Lacazette as Arteta makes Premier League demand over Arsenal calls

Red cards ramp up

With a pre-match light show involving literal flames shooting up from the pitch, Wolves made it very clear from the off that they wanted the atmosphere to be as heated as possible for their Premier League clash against Arsenal.

The Gunners have folded under the pressure of hostile ambiences away at Old Trafford, Anfield and Goodison Park already this season, so the question now was how would they stand up to the test?

The response was mixed.

While the backs-to-the-wall defensive performance in the closing stages of the game deserves credit – and will get plenty later – there was an air of inevitability to the way Arsenal found themselves down to 10 men.

 

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