Ten-man Arsenal secured their first win in over a month as they scraped past Wolves 1-0 at Molineux to move up to fifth in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta’s side took the lead in the 25th minute, as Gabriel tapped in a scrappy opener from close range for his second goal of the season.
With his side 1-0 up, Gabriel Martinelli was remarkably dismissed in the 69th minute after being shown two yellow cards for two offences in the same phase of play.
Although the hosts had plenty of the ball, the Gunners had the better of a first half of few chances and went in at the break with the lead.
Wolves threw everything at the North London side in the closing moments of the game, but were unable to find the breakthrough, as the Arsenal back-line defended valiantly.
The home side struggled to create any clear-cut chances before half-time, although Raul Jimenez did send a header straight down Aaron Ramsdale’s throat and Nelson Semedo whipped a shot narrowly wide from the edge of the box.
It was inevitably a Wolves onslaught thereafter, but despite a barrage of crosses and headers the hosts could not find a way past Ramsdale and the Arsenal backline. Romain Saiss went closest, but his blasted effort was tipped over.
Arsenal has five clean sheets in seven Premier League matches,and with Ben White restored alongside Gabriel that partnership looks particularly strong.