Wolves put in an excellent performance in their 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Sunday evening, as they were denied victory by a late Henrikh Mkhitaryan equaliser.
The newly-promoted side were solid defensively throughout, as the Gunners struggled to find a way back into the match despite their attacking prowess. However, Wolves also excelled on the counter-attack as they caused Arsenal all sorts of problems.
Speaking about his side's performance, Nuno Espírito Santo said (as reported by the Independent):
He added: “We had other chances. It was a good game; to come to such a difficult stadium and be able to say that we were winning until the end against a very good team in Arsenal
“What enabled us to get those chances was our defending; we were very organised and didn’t allow Arsenal to play."
Wolves were within an inch of winning the game in the 94th minute, as Morgan Gibbs-White's effort came agonisingly off the crossbar. Speaking about this almost-moment and his decision to bring the youngster on, Santo said: "
90+5' | #ARS 1-1 #WOL— Wolves (@Wolves) November 11, 2018
How has that not gone in?! Traore sets Gibbs-White on the edge of the @Arsenal box, he shoots first time but sees his effort hit the crossbar, bounce off the line and bobble out. #ARSWOL
“We were looking for more speed because Arsenal were very high and there was a lot of space for us to exploit; we almost did it.”
FT | #ARS 1-1 #WOL— Wolves (@Wolves) November 11, 2018
It's all over. Wolves lead for the majority of the game but are pegged back by a late, late Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal. @Nuno's men so unlucky not to take all three points. #ARSWOL
Source : 90min