Coming off the back of 2 draws, you’d expect the Arsenal to pick up the pace again and start getting back to winning ways. Sadly that wasn’t the case, as we watched what was arguably our worst performance this season so far.
We all knew what Wolves were capable of, and we knew their defensive record was pretty solid, but did we expect them to come to the Emirates and put on a performance like that? I certainly didn’t. And you’d think that with the 11 Emery put out on the day, we would walk out comfortable winners. I mean, we had Iwobi, Laca, Auba and captain Özil to terrorize the Wolves’ defense… but did one of them rise to the occasion? F**k no. I was at least pleased with the sight of Kolasinac starting games again, and I thought he’d be as much of an attacking threat as he was against Liverpool, but he too, let me down.
First half was shambolic. Wolves took the lead as early as 12 minutes in, receiving an absolute gift of a pass from Arsenal. Both Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac at fault for the goal, as Kola played a strange pass towards Xhaka which made him think the pass wasn’t for him. The lack of communication was apparent as Xhaka let the ball roll past him into space where Wolves picked it up, drove forward into our box and put it away. It reminded me of the Xhaka in the past, as I disappointingly murmured “Here we go again.”