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  • Date:11 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Attendance:25,815
  • van Persie - pen (8) Walcott (10)
    Benayoun (68)
Goal!

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95mins

Michael Kightly takes a shot. Thomas Vermaelen gets a block in.

94mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Jarvis.

94mins

Nenad Milijas takes a shot. Blocked by Wojciech Szczesny.

94mins

Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Johan Djourou gets a block in.

92mins

Karl Henry challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

92mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Kightly from the right by-line, Alex Song makes a clearance.

90mins

Steven Fletcher produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

85mins

Corner taken by Mikel Arteta, Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

84mins

Bacary Sagna leaves the field to be replaced by Carl Jenkinson.

83mins

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Christophe Berra gets a block in.

79mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Ramsey on Michael Kightly. Karl Henry takes the free kick.

78mins

Kevin Doyle leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Fletcher.

77mins

Mikel Arteta produces a cross, Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

76mins

Theo Walcott goes off and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on.

75mins

Aaron Ramsey takes a short corner.

72mins

Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Johan Djourou.

70mins

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Doyle. Free kick taken by Johan Djourou.

69mins

Yossi Benayoun finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-3 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Alex Song.

65mins

Matthew Jarvis is ruled offside. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

64mins

Michael Kightly produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

62mins

Yossi Benayoun gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Stearman. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

A cross is delivered by Kevin Doyle.

60mins

Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

60mins

The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis, Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

59mins

Foul by Mikel Arteta on Kevin Doyle, free kick awarded. Kevin Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

Michael Kightly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clarindo Andre Santos. Michael Kightly is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Clarindo Andre Santos.

57mins

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

56mins

Yossi Benayoun fouled by Ronald Zubar, the ref awards a free kick. Ronald Zubar receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Clarindo Andre Santos.

56mins

Matthew Jarvis has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

55mins

Shot on goal by Robin van Persie from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

55mins

Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner.

54mins

The ball is swung over by Aaron Ramsey, Richard Stearman manages to make a clearance.

53mins

Nenad Milijas is brought on as a substitute for David Edwards.

52mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bacary Sagna on Karl Henry. Free kick taken by Karl Henry.

51mins

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Stephen Ward gets a block in.

47mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Jarvis, Alex Song manages to make a clearance.

45mins

A cross is delivered by Ronald Zubar.

43mins

Foul by Kevin Doyle on Clarindo Andre Santos, free kick awarded. Clarindo Andre Santos restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Ward. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Mikel Arteta fouled by Kevin Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Kevin Doyle for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

35mins

Mikel Arteta fouled by Michael Kightly, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

29mins

Clarindo Andre Santos produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

23mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

23mins

Corner taken by Michael Kightly from the right by-line, Christophe Berra takes a shot. Blocked by Bacary Sagna.

18mins

Unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Kevin Doyle results in a free kick. Aaron Ramsey restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Yossi Benayoun goes wide of the right-hand upright.

11mins

Theo Walcott finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-2 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Robin van Persie.

11mins

David Edwards challenges Thomas Vermaelen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Thomas Vermaelen takes the free kick.

10mins

Christophe Berra joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Davis.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Sebastien Bassong results in a Penalty. Sebastien Bassong dismissed for professional foul. Placed penalty scored by Robin van Persie. Wolverhampton 0-1 Arsenal.Assist by Theo Walcott.

4mins

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

4mins

Corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Stephen Ward.

3mins

A cross is delivered by Bacary Sagna, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.

Match Preview

No dressing-room unrest - Connor Wolves boss Terry Connor has stressed any signs of disharmony at the club are simply indicators of how his players are trying to push each other on in their battle to beat the drop. Things are looking increasingly desperate for the Barclays Premier League basement boys, whose 2-1 defeat at Stoke on Saturday - their sixth successive loss - meant they remained six points adrift of safety with only six games left. The players' frustration at their plight appeared evident a week earlier when Wolves captain Roger Johnson and goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey squared up to each other on the field during the 3-2 home defeat to Bolton. Following the Stoke match, their team-mate Stephen Ward said he did not feel there was "unrest" in the camp, suggesting that with any struggling side there will be "a couple of spats here and there" that are "nothing serious". Asked if there was any dressing-room unrest, Connor said: "No - there are demands made of each other. "It is a strong dressing room with some characters in there, but it is just the demands they place on each other - on the pitch, on the training field and sometimes in the dressing room. "They are not all going to have the same opinion. "As I said last week, the spat between Roger and Wayne was two players on the pitch heated, sweating, wanting their team to win and having a disagreement. "Personally, I don't like to see it done in public, but it does happen. "As long as we resolve that, move on from there and the players are fine with each other, that is all you can ask." Johnson was dropped to the bench for the Stoke game - the armband being passed back to fit-again midfielder Karl Henry, who had been stripped of it last summer - and it remains to be seen whether or not the defender will be restored to the side against Arsenal. Connor says the decision to demote Johnson was made with "no malice" and insists the flare-up with Hennessey had no bearing upon it. "I dropped him because I wanted a performance against Stoke with certain players playing in certain positions," Connor said. "That is the reason Roger did not play - nothing other than that. "You look at the opposition, you see what they have to offer, you look at your own players, you review the previous week's performance, you watch how they are in training and you make a judgment come the end of the week about what you want to put out on the pitch." Mikel Arteta has insisted Arsenal have had enough wake-up calls against so-called lesser opponents this season to take nothing for granted at Wolves. The Gunners are red-hot favourites to tighten further their grip on the Barclays Premier League's third and final automatic Champions League spot when they travel to Molineux. Rock-bottom Wolves have lost their last six matches, while Arsenal have won seven of their last eight. But the one blip in that spell came at QPR just over a week ago, the latest shock defeat for Arsene Wenger's men away from home this season following surprise setbacks at Blackburn, Fulham and Swansea. Arteta said: "I don't think it will be easy at Wolves. We have some good examples this year when we have dropped points against teams near the bottom. "We have to go there with the right mentality and the right approach and sense of pride. "When you're playing away from home, there are no easy games in the Premier League." The sentiments of Arteta, who has been key to Arsenal's resurgence in the last month and a half and netted the winner in Sunday's 1-0 win over Manchester City, were echoed in the most recent programme notes of captain Robin van Persie. Van Persie wrote: "I remember when - without being disrespectful - I first arrived here, there were some games when I was thinking less about whether we would win or not and more about who would score for us and how many we would get. "There were some games like that in my first couple of years, but those days are 100% finished because the so-called smaller teams have improved so much. Look at the league table, there are battles all the way down. "That QPR game was a wake-up call for us. I don't believe that we didn't work hard, because I have seen the stats and we did work hard physically, but everyone realises you need to be 100% against every single team, or you will be punished." A win would take Arsenal - who are without the suspended Laurent Koscielny - five points clear of Tottenham and Newcastle in the race to finish best of the rest behind the Manchester clubs.

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Connor

Wolverhampton

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Ronald Zubar
  • Richard Stearman
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Stephen Ward
  • Michael Kightly
  • Karl Henry
  • David Davis
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • David Edwards
  • Kevin Doyle
  • SUBS
  • Dorus De Vries
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • Steven Fletcher
  • Roger Johnson
  • Christophe Berra
  • Nenad Milijas
  • Anthony Forde

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Top Scorers

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 10
  • M Jarvis 5
  • K Doyle 4
  • M Kightly 3
  • S Ward 3
  • J O'Hara 2
  • D Edwards 2
  • R Zubar 1
  • S Ebanks-Blake 1

Arsenal

  • R van Persie 25
  • T Walcott 7
  • M Arteta 6
  • T Vermaelen 5
  • YK Gervinho 4
  • A Ramsey 2
  • A Oxlade-Chamberlain 2
  • Y Benayoun 1
  • T Rosicky 1
  • C Andre Santos 1
  • M Chamakh 1
  • B Sagna 1
  • A Song 1
  • L Koscielny 1
  • K Gibbs 1

Goals

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 104
    • Goals per game 34
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 11 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 133
    • Goals per game 63
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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