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Nuno Espirito Santo hails Wolves striker Raul Jimenez after Arsenal draw

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Nuno Espirito Santo hails Wolves striker Raul Jimenez after Arsenal draw

Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Raul Jimenez received special praise from his manager Nuno Espirito Santo after his performance against Arsenal on Saturday.

Wolves came from behind at the Emirates Stadium to record a 1-1 away draw against Arsenal in the Premier League fixture.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did put the Gunners in front with a first-half goal, as he found space in the penalty area to tap in a left-footed finish.

But the visitors created a lot of goalscoring opportunities and did draw level through Jimenez in the 76th minute to earn a point.

The Mexican striker powered in a header and has now scored 11 goals across all competitions this campaign.

 

He lead the extremely well throughout the fixture against Arsenal and has been a superstar since he moved to Molineux at the beginning of last season, with his switch made permanent in the summer.

“He’s a very good player, he’s a very good man – a fantastic boy. He works very hard, he believes in himself and he works for the team. I am delighted, and we are delighted to have him,” Nuno said, as quoted by the club’s official website.

(Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

TBR’s View:

Jimenez has to be thrilled with 11 goals in his opening 20 appearances for Wolves so far this season and his header against Arsenal was his fourth in the league.

He’s making a real impact during the club’s run in the Europa League, but it’s important he continues to deliver domestically and it was a crucial goal at the Emirates.

Jimenez is an all-round striker that has so many strengths to his game aside from just being a finisher and has a great understanding with teammate Diogo Jota in attack.

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