ARSENAL kept their Premier League title hopes alive thanks to a last-gasp Nicklas Bendtner goal that saw them edge past ten-men Wolves at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners had dominated large swathes of the contest but Mick McCarthy’s men looked to be heading for a vital point in their battle to beat the drop until the Danish striker stooped to head home Bacary Sagna’s cross in the 94th minute.

Wolves had earlier lost skipper Karl Henry to a red card when he was given his marching orders for a reckless tackle on Tomas Rosicky.

Arsenal should have been home and dry by the time the half-time whistle was blown, but Eduardo wasted two excellent opportunities inside the first 20 minutes after impressive work from Theo Walcott down the right-hand side.

Sagna then collected a well-timed ball from the young England winger and burst into the box, only to drive his shot straight at the feet of Marcus Hahnemann in the visitors’ goal.

The second half brought more of the same from the hosts, but they were frustrated by an organised Wolves team and an inability to find the killer blow in the final third.

Walcott skewed a shot horribly wide and Rosicky was brilliantly denied by Hahnemann as the clocked ticked down.

However, there was to be time for one last piece of drama, Bendtner, who had come on as a substitute, thumped a header into the net with barely a minute left on the clock.

The result keeps Arsenal in the title race, which took another twist earlier in the day when Chelsea beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford to move two points clear at the top of the table.

The Gunners are three points back in third, and just one behind United.