Arsenal news and transfers LIVE: Red Martinelli explained, Tielemans twist, Shock Tierney links

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The Gunners found their way back to winning ways last night as Gabriel Magalhaes scored the game’s only goal, securing Mikel Arteta’s side all three points at Molineux.

The north London side now sit fifth in the Premier League table, capitalizing on slip-ups by Manchester United and Tottenham in the race for a Champions League place.

As well as all the reaction to the win, we also expect to hear plenty of transfer news as Arsenal plan towards what is expected to be a busy summer.

A host of players continue to be linked with a move to Emirates Stadium, while a few were considering leaving the north London club.

With that in mind, stick around and we’ll bring you all the latest news and rumors from the Emirates.

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Tierney at Real Madrid?

According to Spanish newspaper El Espanol, Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has attracted interest from Real Madrid.

The Scotland international joined the Gunners in the summer of 2019, signing for £25million from Celtic.

Kieran Tierney wants to help Arsenal qualify for the Champions League this season. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) (Image: Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

IFAB explains Martinelli’s red card

Gabriel Martinelli received a controversial red card last night against Wolves.

The Brazilian forward received two quick yellow cards for two fouls in the same streak.

Read why the referee was within his rights to do so HERE.

The IFAB have already explained why Gabriel Martinelli’s expulsion was correct. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) (Photo: Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Owen on Positivity

Michael Owen has claimed Arsenal fans should be positive about how the club is doing at the minute.

Speaking on BT Sport, Owen said: “It’s the most positive thing I would be if I was an Arsenal fan for a long time.

“They’re missing some good players, but they look like, like tonight, they can go to big places now and fight a bit more. They’ve been bullied a lot of times.

“If you watched them at the start of the season, I was there against Brentford and that was the Arsenal of the last few years. But now they have some steel about them.”

Michael Owen predicts Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will lose to Wolves. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) (Photo: Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Ferdinand’s Verdict

Manchester United icon Rio Ferdinand has claimed Arsenal won’t finish in the top four this season because they don’t score enough goals.

Speaking to BT Sport, he said: “Goals. Aubameyang left, not that he was hitting them when he was there, but he was a great player, the captain.

“I love Mikel Arteta and what he’s trying to do there. Arsenal, a great story, but in recent years they haven’t shown you anything that will convince you that they’re going to be consistent enough to get into the top four.”

Rio Ferdinand and Martin Keown agree on Gabriel Martinelli’s ‘hard’ red card against Wolves (Photo: BT Sports)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Ramsdale praised

Clinton Morrison hailed Aaron Ramsdale after Arsenal’s 1-0 win at Molinexu Stadium against Wolves.

Speaking to the BBC, Morrison said: “He’s been brilliant, he’s been an outstanding signing, he’s been a brilliant goalkeeper for Arsenal since he’s been there.”

Ben Foster says Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is now world class. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) (Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Martinelli red ‘hard’

Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey has claimed Gabriel Martinelli’s red card in Arsenal’s win over Wolves was harsh.

“Gabriel Martinelli’s quick red card against Wolves was tough,” he told CaughtOffside.

“The Arsenal striker was first booked for pushing Daniel Podence as he took a throw-in.

“Then five seconds later, Martinelli fouled Wolves winger Chiquinho, denying him a promising attack.

“The referee, Michael Oliver, was right in law to issue two warnings at the same time for two infractions, but I think he should have handled the incidents better than he did for a referee of his caliber.”

Rio Ferdinand and Martin Keown agree on Gabriel Martinelli’s ‘hard’ red card against Wolves (Image: (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images))

Aaron Catterson-Reid

The Ramsdale Celebration Explained

Aaron Ramsdale’s older brother Edward has explained the England international’s celebration after Arsenal’s win over Wolves.

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Neves verdict

Ruben Neves has slammed Arsenal for the way they celebrated their 1-0 win over Wolves last night.

Speaking after the match, he said: “We saw the way they celebrated the win and it shows how good we are. I haven’t seen Arsenal celebrate like this in the last 10 years – c It was like they won the league.”

Ruben Neves has been linked with a move to Arsenal. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Offside/Offside via Getty Images) (Image: Photo by Jacques Feeney/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Bobby Vincent

Tielemans Decision

Arsenal have been given a huge boost in their hopes of signing Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans after the Belgian decided to leave the King Power Stadium.

That’s according to Nieuwsblad who claim he’s gearing up for a transfer this summer, with Arsenal and Manchester United noted as admirers.

Read the full story here.

Youri Tielemans is linked with a move to Arsenal (Image: Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Bobby Vincent

Pursuit of Osimhen

Arsenal have reportedly made signing a striker this summer a priority, with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen seen as high on their target list.

This is according to The Mirror who state that the Nigerian could be recruited from the potential exits of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.

Learn more here.

Victor Osimhen has been linked with Arsenal lately. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images) (Photo: Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

Bobby Vincent

Wolves 0-1 Arsenal: player ratings

After the decisive three points for Arsenal, football.london rated each of his players below.

LEARN MORE HERE

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal reacts after being substituted during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 10, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Bobby Vincent

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