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Wolves: Kilman, Moutinho and Jimenez struggled in defeat to Arsenal

Wolves: Kilman, Moutinho and Jimenez struggled in defeat to Arsenal -Wolves

Wolves trio Max Kilman, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez struggled in the team’s agonising 2-1 defeat away to Arsenal on Thursday night.

Bruno Lage’s side faced a huge trip to the Emirates Stadium in what had the potential to be a crucial encounter in the top-four battle in the Premier League.

Hwang Hee-chang opened the scoring in the first half but Arsenal turned the game on its head late in the day, with Nicolas Pepe equalising and Jose Sa unluckily scoring a stoppage-time own goal.

According to Sofascore, these were Wolves’ three worst performers on the night, of those to have played at least 45 minutes of action.

Max Kilman – 6.4

Kilman has enjoyed an outstanding season for Wanderers but this proved to be one of his more disappointing matches of the campaign.

The 24-year-old failed to make a single tackle or interception throughout the game and he also lost possession 13 times at the Emirates.

The centre-back played no key passes either as he struggled to dictate matters at the heart of the defence.

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Raul Jimenez – 6.4

Jimenez also struggled against the Gunners, as he often found himself isolated with Wolves looking to cling onto their lead.

The striker missed one big chance – a moment which ultimately proved costly – and he only won four out of his 10 ground duels, and five out of 11 aerial duels. He also picked up a late yellow card, lost possession 13 times and failed to record a key pass.

There will be better matches for the Mexican between now and the end of the season.

Joao Moutinho – 6.2

Moutinho is another player who has shone for Lage’s team in 2021/22, but his usual vast influence wasn’t on show in the middle of the park last night.

The Portuguese veteran played no accurate crosses out of three attempted and also completed just one out of three long balls, while he did not record a single key pass at the Emirates.

The 36-year-old struggled in possession throughout the night, losing the ball on 17 occasions as he ended the match as Wolves’ lowest-rated starter.

In other news, Wolves are reportedly eyeing a summer move for one player. Find out who it is here.

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