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Arsenal drag themselves back into European race

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Arsenal beat Premier League European place rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers two-nil to help their cause for continental football next season.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal managed to close the gap on those chasing a top-four place as well as those hoping to secure a Europa League spot.

The battle to finish in the top five and guarantee European football next season is hotting up. Unless the Gunners can win the FA Cup, they must finish at least in the top five to assure themselves the opportunity to cash in on UEFA competitions.

18-year-old Bukayo Saka was recently awarded a new contract with the Gunners and celebrated doing so by bagging the opening goal in the 43rd minute.

Nuno Espirito Santos’ side was punished for their poor finishing and lack of ability to turn possession into goals.

They were not finished off though until the 86th minute when Alexandre Lacazette got in on the action too.

The result means that Wolves find themselves dropping behind those chasing the top four and dragged into a battle to hold onto fifth.

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