Arsenal v Wolves: the last five meetings

By David Banner | Wolves | Published:

Wolves travel to The Emirates Stadium on Sunday to face Arsenal, a side they haven't beaten since 1979...writes Adam Virgo.

Carl Henry is shown red

Unai Emery's side are enjoying a great start to their Premier League campaign...

But how have the recent meetings between the two sides gone? Take a look at the past five meetings between the teams.

Wolves 0 Arsenal 3 - April 11 2012

The most recent match between the two sides goes back to the last time Wolves were in the Premier League, ending in a 3-0 defeat for them at Molineux.

Wolves went into the game rock-bottom of the Premier League and got off to the worst possible start, losing 2-0 and being down to 10-men after 11 minutes.

Wolves defender Sebastien Bassong was given his marching orders for bringing down Theo Walcott inside the area, with Robin van Persie calmly dinking the penalty over Wayne Hennessey. The Dutchman had now scored as many goals in all competitions as Wolves had in the league.

Terry Connor brought on Christophe Berra for David Davis which then the crowd responded with chants of "you don't know what you're doing" at the Wolves boss.

Theo Walcott killed the game a minute later by doubling Arsenal's lead and then Yossi Benayoun heaped more misery on the home side by adding a third goal.


Arsenal 1 Wolves 1 December 27 2011

Wolves still had Mick McCarthy in charge for this fixture and went into it one place above the drop zone and without a point away from home since August.

The away side, despite being down to 10-men managed to hold on for a point, mainly thanks to an excellent performance from Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.

Arsene Wenger's side took the lead early on through Gervinho after he rounded Hennessey and fired into an empty net. However, Wolves responded after 38 minutes when Steven Fletcher diverted a Stephen Hunt shot past Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.


Nenad Milijas then saw red on 75 minutes after a foul on Mikel Arteta but Hennessey's fantastic goalkeeping along with Wolves' stubbornness meant Mick McCarthy's side held on to a precious point.

A similar result at the Emirates this time around would be fantastic for Wolves, especially due to Arsenal's impressive start and the attacking threat they pose.

Arsenal 2 Wolves 0 February 12 2011

Wolves went into this game full of confidence after beating top-of-the-table Manchester United in their last outing, the first team to inflict a league defeat on Sir Alex Ferguson's side in the 2010-11 season.

It was always going to be a huge ask for Wolves to get any sort of result at second placed Arsenal, a side who were unbeaten at home for almost four months when Mick McCarthy's side visited.

A dominating performance from Arsene Wenger's side saw Wolves slump to a 2-0 defeat with Dutch striker Robin van Persie scoring a brace.

His first was an unbelievable finish, volleying in with his right foot after a cross from Cesc Fabregas.

Wolves hardly troubled the home side and after 56 minutes Van Persie got his second with Theo Walcott rolling the ball across to the Dutchman who slotted home.

Wolves 0 Arsenal 2 November 10 2010

Another game against Arsenal resulting in defeat for Wolves, however it could have been a lot different had the home side taken their chances.

Mick McCarthy's side still hadn't kept a clean sheet all season and that disastrous run continued almost instantly when Marouane Chamakh opened the scoring after 37 seconds.

The home side had to make a change after eight minutes when Dave Edwards limped off and was replaced by Stephen Hunt.

Wolves however provided a spirited fightback and were unlucky not to score with great chances most notably from Kevin Doyle and Christophe Berra.

Andriy Arshavin hit the post just after the hour mark and Arsenal made sure of the three points when Chamakh got his second in the last minutes.

Arsenal 1 Wolves 0 April 3 2010

The final of our five games between the sides saw another red card in this fixture for the visitors and it looked as if they were going to hold on to a 0-0 draw, until Nicklas Bendtner headed home from a Bacary Sagna cross deep into stoppage time.

Arsenal dominated the game but were left frustrated by not being clinical in front of goal and the stern defensive showing from Mick McCarthy's side.

Wolves went into the game having not lost in four, however the red card from Karl Henry made his side's chance of getting a result unlikely but it took Arsenal until the last few seconds of the game to break the deadlock.

Wolves only managed one win in their final five, that coming at Molineux on the last day of the season against Sunderland.


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