Wolves boss hails team’s performance against Arsenal

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has praised the performance of the team during their 3-1 league triumph over Arsenal at the Molineux. The Wolves have been giant-killers over the course of the league campaign and they continued the trend against the Gunners, who were comfortably beaten in west Midlands.

Speaking after the game, Nuno praised the first-half performance from the team, where they managed to pounce on the defensive mistakes from the north London club, he said: “It was a good performance against a tough team. First-half was very good, second-half not so good, but very well played. If we look at all the game I think the boys worked very hard.

“At the beginning of the game it was difficult to recover the ball, Arsenal have quality players, created some problems and we were able to break and the first moment we broke we were lucky enough to have this moment of talent and quality of Ruben’s. From there on I think we controlled the game better, it put us on the front foot, so well-played and it’s fantastic from the players, credit to them, they made a fantastic performance.”

With the result, the Wolves have jumped to the seventh spot on the table and the same could assure them of Europa League football for next season, provided Manchester City beat Watford during next month’s FA Cup final. Meanwhile, the Gunners have squandered a strong chance of cementing the top four after succumbing to defeats in three of the previous four matches.

The north London club are now one point behind fourth-placed Chelsea on the table, but they still have the chance of catching up with the final Champions League spot, considering the Blues have a tough away game at Manchester United this weekend. In the same gameweek, the Gunners will be facing Leicester City on the road, and anything less than a victory should put them out of contention from acquiring Champions League football through the league.