'Wolves aren't here just to survive', says Bennett

Ryan Bennett insists Wolves will continue to play Nuno Espirito Santo’s brand of attacking football following the side’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates.

The defender, who put in a dominant performance as part of the Wolves back line which restricted the Gunners for much of the match, believes the head coach’s tactics show Wolves are not just in the Premier League to survive.

“That’s the way we’re going to be,” Bennett said. “We’re 12 games in to the league now and we haven’t changed.

“We’re going to go out there and attack teams, we’re not going out there just to survive. It was the same last year and it’s the same this year, and although there’s things that change within the way we do it, we try to do whatever we need to do to win the game.

“We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing. We might be disappointed today, but we’ve got two massive games coming up and we need to keep putting our stamp on the games and go and get the points.”

After Ivan Cavaleiro linked up well with Raul Jimenez to give Wolves and early lead, the visitors held strong in defence until Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s 86th minute cross evaded everyone in the box to rescue a point for Arsenal.

Although the final result was disappointing for Bennett, he felt that the performance from his teammates will be key to picking up points following the international break.

He said: “Last week against Tottenham was a very different sort of disappointment, but against Arsenal we bounced back, and it was a good performance. We had chances to win the game, but we need to take them.

“To come to the Emirates and get a point is not an easy feat, but the overriding feeling is that we should have taken three and that would have been massive for us.

“I think in the first half we went out there to attack. We were aggressive, full back versus full back, the way we were pressing. The amount of work we put in in the first half to get the lead was good and we dug deep in the second half.

“There is a sense of disappointment but it’s a good thing that you come away from the Emirates disappointed that you’ve only took one point.

“Hopefully that’s going to stand us in good stead going into the games coming up which are going to be very important.”