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MetiNews.Com - Arsenal fell to a third successive Premier League home defeat on Sunday evening as they were beaten 2-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium
Breaking News ! The pressure was increased on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta on Sunday evening following the Gunners' 2-1 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Goals from Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence either side of a Gabriel Magalhaes header sealed all three points for Nuno Espirito Santo's side on an evening that will be remembered for the serious injury picked up by Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, who suffered a fractured skull after clashing with Gunners defender David Luiz. Not only did the defeat inflict a third successive Premier League home loss on Arsenal, but it also extended their winless run in the league to four matches, meaning Arteta is growing under increasing pressure to turn his side's fortunes around. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Not only are the Gunners, who return to Europa League action on Thursday evening when they welcome Austrian outfit Rapid Vienna to the Emirates Stadium, struggling to get wins on the board at this moment in time, but they are also struggling for goals. Gabriel's header against Wolves was just the Gunners' third goal in their last six Premier League matches, once again raising questions about Arsenal's attacking qualities. After scoring 29 goals in 44 appearances last season, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was expected to be the club's main source of goals once again. However, the Gabon international has struggled for form and consistency so far this season, scoring just four times in all competitions, including just two goals in the Premier League. Read More Related Articles Mikel Arteta is suffering from a Mesut Ozil-related problem years in the making for Arsenal Read More Related Articles Arsenal sent Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo warning about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Throughout the summer Arsenal were keen to add an extra attacking dimension to their ranks by landing an attacking-midfielder to add a sense a creativity to the midfield. In recent weeks, Lyon ace Houssem Aouar, who was closely linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium throughout the summer, has been heavily spoken about, as has Inter Milan ace Christian Eriksen, as Arteta looks to bolster his team once the January transfer window opens in a few weeks time. On Sunday evening, Arsenal's lack of attacking threat, in the eyes of many Gunners fans, was summed up in just one moment during the second half. Read More Related Articles Thierry Henry's suspicion about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal is coming true Read More Related Articles Wolves release Raul Jimenez update after head collision with Arsenal’s David Luiz Defender Gabriel came striding out from the back to intercept possession back for the home side only for midfielder Granit Xhaka, who has been linked with a move to Inter Milan as part of a swap deal concerning Eriksen, to pass the ball back almost 30 yards towards his own goal. It summed up exactly what Arsenal are missing in attacking sense, with Xhaka having little options to try and move them up the pitch. That particular moment in the game drew no shortage of frustrations from the club's supporters, who highlighted Xhaka's decision to pass the ball backwards opposed to making forward inroads as a real problem under Arteta's tactics. Sign up to our Arsenal newsletter for Gunners updates By signing up for our Arsenal newsletter, you will receive a once-daily email, focused around goings-on at Emirates Stadium. You won't miss a thing when it comes to the Gunners - you'll get all you need to know directly into your inbox.
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On reddit, one Arsenal fan wrote: "How Xhaka has survived four managers is beyond me." Another said: "No longer a serviceable player. This is part of Arteta's problem. He sticks with the under-performing players." Another Gunners fan added: "Xhaka has been a liability. I'm not here to defend him. Rather believe that it was the buying of Xhaka and Mustafi what led to downfall of Wenger." Another Gunners fan commented: "Shades of Wenger."
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