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Ruben Neves Threw A Dig At Arsenal After Their Win At Molineux

By Eoin Harrington
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Ruben Neves and Wolves fell to a rare home defeat to Arsenal on Thursday night, and Neves couldn't resist a dig at the Gunners at full time.

Ten-man Arsenal ground out a 1-0 win at Molineux. At the final whistle, Neves was surprised by the excitement of Arsenal's celebrations.

'Like they won the league' - Ruben Neves surprised by Arsenal celebrations at Molineux

Bruno Lage's Wolves have been one of the surprise stories of this season's Premier League. Only Manchester City have conceded fewer than Wolves' 17, and they sit in a very respectable eighth place.

They suffered a setback with Thursday's home loss, however. For their opponents Arsenal, it was a huge win that keeps them in contention for a Champions League place. Despite the importance of the win, Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves was surprised by Arsenal's post-match celebrations.

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Neves spoke after the game, and said that the excitement of Arsenal's players suggested that Wolves' level had risen this season.

We saw the way they celebrated the win and that shows the level we are. I didn't see Arsenal celebrating like this in the past 10 years.

It was like they won the league.

The game at Molineux was not without controversy either. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta sought clarity after the game after his side were awarded an incredible fourth red card of 2022 during the game. Gabriel Martinelli's moments of madness in the second half saw him awarded two yellow cards in a matter of seconds, during the same passage of play.

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But Wolves were also aggrieved by a major decision, with suggestions that their goalkeeper José Sa was fouled by Alexandre Lacazette in the buildup to Gabriel's winning goal.

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Neves spoke on the incident after the game and, though he accepted the decision, said that he wanted officials to be more consistent with their decisions in future:

With their goal there is some doubt about whether it is a foul or not. But that's football. We are used to those decisions.

I can accept the decision about their goal but in some games they give it and in some games they don't. They need to do the same decisions in every game because it's frustrating for us.

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