Player Ratings: Arsenal 2-1 Wolves - Mikel Arteta's Gunners celebrate the "right" way after late winner seals dramatic turnaround

Player Ratings: Arsenal 2-1 Wolves: Late winner sends Gooners into ecstasy

Player Ratings: Arsenal 2-1 Wolves - Mikel Arteta's Gunners celebrate the

Arsenal captain Alex Lacazette's last-gasp effort was helped into the net by Wolves keeper Jose Sa to hand Mikel Arteta's side a crucial late victory. CREDIT: Offside

Arsenal beat Wolves 2-1 with a last-gasp own goal from visitors keeper Jose Sa at the Emirates on Thursday evening.

Sa's error in tipping Alex Lacazette's effort into his own net completed a dramatic late turnaround, as the Gunners maintained their pursuit of a top-four place with a hard-fought Premier League win over Bruno Lage's side.

A late equaliser from substitute Pepe hauled Mikel Arteta’s side back into the game after Hwang Hee-Chan’s first half goal put the visitors ahead, following a poor backpass from Gunners defender Gabriel.

The triumph saw Arsenal move into fifth spot with two games in hand on fourth place Manchester United.

Read on for the Gooner Fanzine’s Player Ratings 

Arsenal: (4-2-3-1)

Aaron Ramsdale: 7/10 – A calm presence between the sticks. Given no chance with Hwang Hee-Chan’s goal. Was fun to see his 'Boing Boing Baggies' West Brom celebration at the end, just to wind up the Wolves Celebration Police with a reminder of their bitter West Midlands rivals 

Cedric Soares: 7/10 - Another solid showing but, alas, the Gunners defender is no Takehiro

Ben White: 6.5/10 - Caught on his heels after Gabriel’s poor backpass, has had better games

Gabriel: 6/10 - A poor backpass that led to Wolves opener. Not his best game in a match Arsenal dearly had to win. No wonder he fell to his haunches in releived supplication at the final whistle

Kieran Tierney: 7/10 - Solid without ever hitting the levels we all know he is capable of. Replaced late on after a painful knock

Thomas Partey: 7/10 – Wayward shooting to be expected but battled gamely in the heart of midfield. Not yet the player we thought he was

Granit Xhaka: 7/10 – Another battling performance allied with discipline. We could get used to this

Bukayo Saka: 7/10 - A lively performance as he ran at the Wolves defence. Booked

Martin Odegaard: 7/10 - Silky with or without possession

Gabriel Martinelli: 7/10 - A lively performance and never let the Wolves backline settle. The talented young Brazilian will have a big say whether Mikel Arteta’s side are to end the season in the top four

Alex Lacazette: 8/10 - Another tireless performance and even if the effects of Old Father Time render the former Lyon forward slower than he needs to be at this level his last gasp winner underlined just how important he is to the side


Pepe: 8/10 - On for Martinelli midway through the second half as the Gunners searched for a goal. Which he duly provided to send the home crowd into raptures. What a goal it was too as the club’s record £72m signing showed quick feet and the finishing of a striker

Eddie Nketiah: 7.5/10 - Replaced Cedric as Arteta switched to a three at the back as they hunted for an equaliser. Excellent assist for Pepe

Nuno Tavares: N/A on for Tierney with moments remaining

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