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Wolves vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League result and final score after Martin Odegaard sends Gunners top

Wolves 0-2 Arsenal: Odegaard wrapped up the win in stoppage time as the Gunners responded to back-to-back defeats

Luke Baker
Saturday 20 April 2024 21:48 BST
Arsenal boss Arteta says it is 'time to show what we’re made of' after tough week

Goals from Leandro Trossard and Martin Odegaard gave Arsenal a gritty 2-0 win over Wolves that sent them back to the top of the Premier League table after a game that otherwise won’t live long in the memory.

Arsenal lead on 74 points, one point ahead of Manchester City, who have a game in hand having beaten Chelsea 1-0 earlier on Saturday to reach the FA Cup final. Liverpool are in third place on 71 points, also with a match in hand on the Gunners.

Trossard broke the deadlock just before the break after a scrappy first half, Wolves defender Santiago Bueno steering the ball into his path while trying to dispossess Gabriel Jesus and the Belgian lashed it into the net off the right-hand post.

Knocked out of the Champions League in the last eight by Bayern Munich in midweek, Arsenal dominated the second half but it took until the fifth minute of stoppage time for them to score again, through Odegaard from a tight angle.


GOAL! Wolves 0-2 Arsenal

Odegaard wraps up a hard-fought win in stoppage time!

Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 21:27

GOAL! Wolves 0-1 Arsenal

Stunning from Trossard just before half-time!

Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 20:18

Arsenal end a torrid week just where they need to be in Premier League title race

A torrid week ends with Arsenal top of the table. There are worse places to be and they could be four points ahead of Manchester City before the champions play again. If the eventual verdict is that the last seven days costs Arsenal the Premier League as well as the Champions League, none of the damage was done at Molineux.

The footballing cliché is that it is the sort of win champions secure, an away win that was ground out in forgettable fashion, the likelier scenario may be that they end up as runners-up again. Yet if a response was required after the defeats to Aston Villa and Bayern Munich, Mikel Arteta got one: not so much in the quality of the performance but in the way Arsenal showed the resolve to avert suggestions their season is in meltdown.

Amid talk of a summer overhaul that may be needed to take them to another level, they received another reminder of the enduring merit of Leandro Trossard. Pound for pound, the Belgian is a contender to be the best buy of Arteta’s reign and while his opener was fortunate, it may yet have an added value. After a flood of goals had given way to a drought, Trossard delivered Arsenal’s first in 239 minutes of football. It was unstoppable if imperfect in its execution. Martin Odegaard’s altogether smoother finish in the 95th minute secured victory.

Arsenal end a torrid week just where they need to be in Premier League title race

Wolves 0-2 Arsenal: Martin Odegaaard and Leandro Trossard struck as the Gunners returned to the top of the table and responded to bounce-to-back defeats

Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 21:48

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal

A goal in either half gives Arsenal a much-needed win after a difficult week, with the Gunners beating Wolves 2-0 at Molineaux. Despite going into the interval behind by a goal thanks to Trossard’s sliced shot from 18 yards out, Wolves did not appear to respond after the restart, allowing their opponents to see even more of the ball in an attempt to control the tempo and see out the result. Things picked up for the hosts after the introductions of Sarabia and Lemina after 50 and 70 minutes respectively - the latter playing as a forward - but Wolves left themselves too much to do by that stage. Raya had a single save to make in the second half - a comfortable stop from Lemina’s curling effort, while Arsenal fired 16 shots after the restart alone, with Odegaard doubling the visitors’ advantage two minutes from time with an accurate strike from a difficult angle. The single-goal advantage is enough to see Arsenal once again go first in the table, ahead of a London derby with Chelsea on Tuesday, while Wolves stay 11th and host Bournemouth on Wednesday. That concludes our commentary of the Premier League fixture between Wolves and Arsenal - we hope you’ve enjoyed it!

20 April 2024 21:28

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal


20 April 2024 21:26

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal

Goal Martin Ødegaard

20 April 2024 21:23

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal

Martinelli hits the byline before putting the ball on his right foot and curling an effort towards the far post but Sa makes himself big on his line and does just enough to parry it away!

20 April 2024 21:23

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal

Saka is allowed the freedom of the right wing, before cutting inside the penalty area and dancing past both Toti and Traore. With only the goalkeeper to beat from close range, the England international lifts his shot over the crossbar - squandering the chance!

20 April 2024 21:21

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal

The fourth official indicates six minutes will be added to the end of the match for stoppages.

20 April 2024 21:20

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal

Arsenal are looking to take all the time they can off the clock, with Saliba standing over a free-kick in his own half, before eventually leaving it for Raya and striding away. A tight 1-0 win may not be comfortable, but it’s enough for Arteta and his side if they can secure it.

20 April 2024 21:18

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