Wanderers 2 Arsenal 3

WANDERERS' hopes of avoiding relegation took a hammer blow as they conceded a last-minute winner after throwing away a two-goal lead against 10-man Arsenal.

A Matty Taylor double had put Bolton well in control at half time as the Whites looked to be on course for three valuable points at the Reebok, where the Gunners had not won in six years in the Premier League.

But the visitors hit back with two goals in four second-half minutes from William Gallas and Robin van Persie - before Andy O'Brien turned Cesc Fabregas' shot into his own goal to break Wanderers' hearts.

Taylor powered a downward header past Manuel Almunia from Gretar Steinsson's superb cross for his first goal for the club on 14 minutes.

And Wanderers' cause was helped when the visitors had Abou Diaby sent off for a reckless lunge at Steinsson on 31 minutes.

Taylor struck again two minutes before the interval when his 20-yard effort deflected off Gallas.

But the Gunners' captain made amends when he gave his side a lifeline on 63 minutes when he turned in Cesc Fabregas' corner.

Van Persie equalised five minutes later from the penalty spot after Gary Cahill brought down Alexander Hleb.

And Wanderers' misery was complete when Fabregas' shot went in via O'Brien and Jlloyd Samuel to leave Bolton with a mountain to climb if they are to stay in the Premiership.