Last Updated: 27/12/11 4:56pm
The referee blows his whistle for the last time and this one has ended level. A massive point for a Wolves side who have been dismal on the road this season, but a set back to Arsenal's top-four ambitions as they remain in fifth place. I hope you've enjoyed yourself, I'm Ryan Gordon wishing you a splendid evening. Cheers all.
We're heading into the final minute of added time here and Wolves look set to leave with a hard earned point. They'll have their keeper to thank if that is the case here this afternoon.
Gervinho is still giving everything out there and wins a free-kick near the corner flag. Mikel Arteta whips it in, but no Arsenal player can get their head to the ball and the defence clears.
Michael Gomes says: Hi Ryan, I am desperate for RVP to the do the business here, IT'S A 10-MAN WOLVES SIDE! Who ever said fantasy football ruined their enjoyment of football?
There will be SIX added minutes here at the end. The Gunners are throwing everything forward now, but can they find a way through?
Wayne Hennessey, take a bow. The goalkeeper refuses to be beaten today and pulls off a quite brilliant point blank save to thwart Thomas Vermaelen.
Chamakh is straight into the wars and is required to leave the field of play due to blood on the back of his head. Robin van Persie is also looking a bit groggy after also taking a knock to his head. Both will be okay to continue though.
Koscielny looks to make things happen for Arsenal and bursts foward into the box before crossing in, but the ball flies straight at the goalkeeper who deflects the ball out for a corner.
Nicholas Shulman says: Have a feeling that if that bad tackle had been from a red shirt it would still be on the pitch. 10 men may however work against Arsenal as it guarantees the parking of the bus!
Johan Djourou makes way for Marouane Chamakh as Arsene Wenger signals his intent for the remaineder of the match by swapping a defender for a striker.
The Wolves goalkeeper really is proving the difference between the sides today, and he somehow stops Robin van Persie's low drive with his feet. I don't think he knew much about it, the keeper, but it's all about position, and he had that spot on.
Another free-kick for Arsenal in a very good position as Johan Djourou is brought down by Stephen Hunt. Robin van Persie takes a huge run up before drawing a fine save from Hennessey.
Gervinho continues to haunt the Wolves defenders and breaks down the wing before crossing in from the by-line, but he can't pick out a red shirt and the danger is cleared.
You'd put your mortgage on Robin van Persie scoring there as the Dutchman finds himself clean through thanks to a delightful bring-down inside the area, but with his back to goal he can't quite get the necessary accuracy and blazes his shot wide.
The Spaniard dusts himself off and looks to curl the resulting free-kick home, but his shot is deflected up and out for a corner.
Tempers are boiling over at the Emirates and Wolves are down to 10 men as Milijas sees red for a poor challenge on Mikel Arteta. We've had some good football here this afternoon, so let's hope this one doesn't turn ugly.
Tony Panayiotou says: Hi Ryan. A hard fought 3-2 win by Arsenal with 'One Man Van' to save Arsenals blushes as usual this season. Where would they be without him I wonder.
It's all getting quite fiery out there and the referee looks to have his work cut out for him for the remainder of the match. Roger Johnson and Thomas Vermaelen getting into a bit of shoving after colliding into the advertising boards, but the man with the whistle quickly cuts out the nonsense and play can resume.
The handbags are threatening to come out here as Song and Fletcher clash in the middle of the park. The Wolves players aren't happy about it and almost seem to coax the referee into showing a card. Song the man going into the book.
Wave after wave of Arsenal attack now, and I'm not sure how they're still level. Wolves are defending for their lives at the moment, but Hennessey is putting on an inspired performance between the sticks.
Arsenal win a free-kick in a dangerous position as Gervinho is up-ended just outside the area. Robin van Persie, whose run up is initially blocked by the referee, curls a sumptuous ball towards the top corner, but Hennessey pulls off a sublime save to just tip the ball over the bar.
Yossi Benayoun, who has put in a determined display here today, is brought off for Russian playmaker Andre Arshavin as Arsene Wenger makes his first change of the afternoon.
Gervinho picks up the ball in his own half before breaking down the wing and cutting into the box, but instead of capping off a fine individual run with a shot he opts to pass to Song, but the defenders are in first and the chance goes first.
Vermaelen is robbed of the ball by Jarvis who tees up Milijas, but he can't keep his shot down and the ball fizzes over the post.
Hey my name is Darren Spurgeon, I am a Wolves fan. Wolves I think have been playing strong so far against a confident arsenal side. Fletcher to grab a brace for the win. Come on Wolves!!!
More enterprising play from Rosicky here who shows good strength in the middle of the park, but after playing Gervinho down the wing the Ivory Coast international surrenders possession and Wolves are able to clear.
Calls for handball from the Arsenal players as Koscielny's cross appears to strike the arm of Ward. The referee only points for a corner, infuriating the Belgium, who picks up a yellow card.
Thomas Rosicky breaks forward with real pace and purpose before spreading the ball out wide to Yossi Benayoun, but his cross can't find Robin van Persie and the visiting defence clears.
Looks to be more of the same this half in terms of the possession stats, and Arsenal are being pretty selfish with the ball as they continued to probe away at the Wolves defence.
Gervinho has been really lively for the Gunners today and he wins a corner for his side. Mikel Arteta swings it in at the near-post, but Berra heads the ball away to safety.
Zubar is back on the field, but after 30 seconds of running he's back down on the turf and won't be able to continue. He's clutching his knee and a picture of concern is painted across Mick McCarthy's face. The midfielder makes way for Richard Stearman.
Arsenal look to make the most of their numerical advantage, and Gervinho looks to be played through on goal, but the striker had strays into an off-side position and the move comes to nothing.
Zubar is down after tangling with Gervinho, and he looks in a bad way. Wolves are playing with 10-men just at the moment.
Adam Gore says: I think Arsenal need to win to capitalise on dropped points by Chelsea and Liverpool. I think they will be too strong for wolves and will eventually take the game 3-1. Van Persie and Yossi with the goals!
Arsenal end the half with an attack of their own as Van Persie twists and turns his way into the area, but his attempted ball to the far-post has too much on it and goes out of play. Join me after the break for the second 45 minutes.
Wolves are on the attack here and Matt Jarvis is again pulling the strings. He feeds Karl Henry in down the channel, but his cross is woeful and goes out for a goal-kick.
The fourth official raises his board and shows there will be two minutes of added time here in the first-half.
Jarvis has looked lively for Wolves today and has gotten the better of Djourou on more than one occasion. This time the Wolves man's delivery is very poor though and the ball floats out for a goal-kick.
Johan Djourou hasn't looked too comfortable in defence this afternoon to be honest, and he again plays Yossi Benayoun into trouble, and again the Israel international is brought down.
The Gunners look for an instant response, and Thomas Rosicky looks to test Hennessey, but the midfielder's shot is too close to the goalkeeper who plucks the ball out of the air.
GOAL! The ball ricochets around in the Arsenal area before going out for a corner off Mertesacker. The delivery is flicked on to Hunt on the edge of the area, and his shot is eventually redirected home by Steven Fletcher who was played on-side by some sloppy Arsenal defending.
Wolves are looking to catch Arsenal out with some route-one football, but it just isn't coming off for the visitors once more possession is softly conceded in the final third.
Wolves make a rare foray into the Arsenal half, but the move is cut short as Stephen Hunt is adjudged to have clipped the heels of Per Mertesacker.
First booking of the afternoon for Roger Johnson after the Wolves man brought down Van Persie from behind. Mikel Arteta lines up the resulting free-kick, but his effort is tame to say the least and the goalkeeper makes an easy save.
Just a few seconds later and the home side are again on the attack as Van Persie muscles his way past a defender to create himself a shooting chance, but Wayne Hennessey does well to get down low and smother the effort.
Wolves are slowly getting themselves more into this game as the half goes on, although as I write that Karl Hendry almost plays his side into a world of trouble as he dawdles in defence, allowing Van Persie to nip the ball off his toes before playing in Thomas Rosicky. The midfielder should shoot but he opts instead to tee up Vermaelen, whose shot is blocked on the edge of the area.
We'll have a small break in play now as Zubar needs to receive some treatment. Looks like he got the wind knocked out of him, but he's back on his feet now and will be ok to carry on.
Wolves have a rare shot at target here, although that calling that one a shot is a bit flattering as Stephen Hunt slams the ball way over the bar after it had set up quite nicely on the edge of the area.
The Arsenal back four are seeing a lot of the ball as they invite Wolves to spread themselves thin. Gervinho looks to break through once more, but his touch is too heavy and he concedes possession.
They don't have possession for long though and Arsenal again break with pace. Van Persie gets the better of his marker inside the area, but his attempted clip to the far-post is just deflected out for a corner. The Dutchman takes that one too, but the visiting defence look comfortable in the air.
Arsene Wenger's men come forward again, this time through Song, but his attempted back-heel pass doesn't quite come off and Wolves get a rare touch of the ball.
More possession for Arsenal, and more frustration for Wolves. It could be a long afternoon for Mick McCarthy's men.
Wolves are looking very vulnerable on the counter-attack, and Robin van Persie's distribution has been exemplary this afternoon. Worrying signs for the visitors.
Here come the Arsenal again, although this time Yossi Benayoun seems to run out of ideas and eventually tumbles over under his own feet. The traveling fans jeer the Israeli's fumble, but the home support quickly drown those out with applause for the midfielder's effort.
Almost 2-0 now as Gervinho again breaks through on goal before picking out Robin van Persie with a clever reverse pass, but the Dutchman rolls his shot just wide of the post. He gives a rye smile, acknowledging he really should have done better there.
Another calculated move from Arsenal ends with Thomas Vermaelen having a dig from just inside the area, but the defender's shot is well blocked and the danger is cleared.
A rare spell of possession for Wolves at the moment, but they're being forced to play back more often than they would like due to a congested midfield.
Malcolm Atkins writes in: I think MM should have got coach of the year for keeping wolves up for as long as he has. As for todays game Arsenal by 3 goals
That early goal could prove a bit of an omen for Wolves today. The home side are stroking the ball around very comfortably now, and Mick McCarthy's men are chasing shadows at the moment.
GOAL! It's taken just eight minutes and the Arsenal are in front. Yossi Benayoun splits the Wolves defence with a perfectly weighted ball for Gervinho, and the striker first sells the goalkeeper before rolling his shot home between two defenders.
Andy Bell says: I reckon that after the disappointment of the midweek draw against Norwich at home, Wolves will be up for it today. I think Arsenal may be a little cagey at home. I'm going for a sneaky 1-2 Wolves win.
The lanky German international is again called into action, and he duly completes his duties, putting his body on the line to block Matt Jarvis' effort from inside the area.
Wolves try to break on the counter through Berra, but his long-range pass has too much on it and Per Mertesacker comfortably sweeps up the danger.
Gervinho tries to produce some African flair down the wing, but his feet are almost too quick for his own good and he runs the ball out for a goal-kick.
Arsenal are happy to play keep ball at the moment, but Johan Djourou almost runs himself into trouble, but eventually gets the ball to Yossi Benayoun who is then fouled.
Arsenal have started this the brighter of the sides, and the pace of Gervinho earns the home side an early corner. Mikel Arteta whips it in from the left, but it's easily dealt with by the defence.
Numan Sohail says: most memorable goal of rvp so far?! got to be arsenal vs barcelona, how the atmosphere that night changed! arsenal 4 wolves 0 rvp to get a brace, benayoun on the scoresheet as well as an arteta freekkcik!
Our first Arsenal supporter of the day, Josh Daly, says: Not sure about Dave's comment... Wolves always have something up their sleeve? What exactly have they had up their sleeve in the 14 games they've lost this season?? Arsenal 3-0.
A slight correction from my earlier statement; Eighteen-year-old Anthony Forde has already played Premier League football for Wolves after coming on as a substitute away to Chelsea. It is his first Premier League start though.
Paddy Hartnett writes: So proud of young Anthony Forde, proud to be from Limerick & Ballingarry. Well Done
We're just a little under 10 minutes away from kick off here, and the home fans are being treated to a Robin van Persie goal scoring highlights reel on the big screen. There have been some pretty memorable ones, and even Thierry Henry, sitting amongst the Emirates Stadium crowd, would be proud of some of those. Most memorable RvP goal so far? You let me know.
It seems you lot are quietly confident of Wolves maybe sneaking something here today. Andrew Price says: Hiya there! This may be the only prediction that says arsenal won't thump wolves today but I'm feeling a 1-1 draw! Fletcher to score a penalty with the equaliser obviously to be from the inform RVP!
Dave is the first to make his voice heard this afternoon. He writes in: I can see wolves winning today, not because I'm a liverpool fan and want to see arsenal lose etc, but wolves always have something up their sleeve!!
Arsenal: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Song, Arteta, Rosicky, Benayoun, Gervinho, van Persie Subs: Almunia, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Arshavin, Chamakh, Coquelin, Miquel
Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Zubar, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Jarvis, Henry, Forde, Hunt, Milijas, Fletcher Subs: De Vries, Elokobi, Stearman, Ebanks-Blake, Hammill, Doyle, Guedioura
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Wolves really do have it all to do today, and our friends at Sky Bet have put Arsenal as 2/9 favourites to collect the points today, while Robin van Persie is 5/2 to equal Shearer's long-standing record.
Meanwhile, Anthony Forde is set for a baptism of fire as Wolves prepare to hand the 18-year-old winger his Premier League debut. The teenager should be joined in the midfield by Karl Henry, Matt Jarvis and Nenad Milijas, while Steven Fletcher will play the lone striker's role.
So, Arsenal are set to hand Yossi Benayoun a starting role following the midfielder's winner against Aston Villa last time out, but there is no place for Theo Walcott as Gervinho will partner Robin van Persie. The Dutchman is currently just two goals shy of equaling Alan Shearer's record for most goals scored in a calendar year when he slammed home 36 in 1995.
More bad news for the traveling contingent is the fact Wolves last beat Arsenal in a top-flight match back in 1979, with their most recent run having seen McCarthy's men slump to six successive Premier League defeats to the Gunners.
Results have been going very much the way of the Gunners of late, and a win today would see them leap-frog London rivals Chelsea, who currently occupy fourth. Wolves on the other hand find themselves just above the relegation zone, with just one point separating themselves and a bottom-three spot.