With mixed midweek disappointment as a very youthful Wolverhampton Wanderers side exited the EFL Cup at the fourth round stage against local rivals Aston Villa, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo obviously took full advantage to rest key players and they should’ve been fully recharged for today’s trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal.
It was certainly a tough game, and although Arsenal better dominated the ball and took the lead in the 21st minute, we created the far better chances and cut them open time and time again, without reward.
That reward finally came in the 76th minute as Raul Jimenez helped himself to the leveller, but sadly we couldn’t grab the second to take the win.
Far from a bad point though.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle, Nuno said of our efforts on the day.
“We started the game very well. We opened Arsenal and had great chances but we must defend better. We finished on the front foot and every time we broke the feeling was we could harm more. I am happy because we worked hard and showed character. This is the process we want. We want to go to every stadium and play with our identity. We enjoy every game in every competition. We are always ready to compete, even with a short squad.”