Arsenal welcomes an aggressive Wolves Pack: Arsenal vs. Wolves

Arsenal are back in Premier League action this weekend, taking in a home match against Wolverhampton wanderers. These two sides have a very similar form in the league, and going by their previous meetings; we are not expecting a high-scoring encounter. Arsenal will be boosted by their recent European achievement where they qualified from their group into the knockout stages of the competition after beating Norwegian side, Molde. They would seriously be Hoping to transfer that European form into the Premier League.

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TEAM NEWS

ARSENAL FC:

Arsenal have a lot of first-team players missing. Nicholas Pepe begins his 3-match suspension after seeing red for his clash against Leeds United. Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers, and Gabriel Martinelli are all sidelined. Thomas Partey, Mohammed Elneny, Bukayo Saka, David Luiz, and Willian are all still major doubts. So, we expect Dani Ceballos and Joe Willock to return to the starting Line up.

Potential Line up (4-3-3): Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Willock, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nelson.

Laca ready for the hunt

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TEAM NEWS

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS:

Nuno Espirito Santo doesn’t have much injury and suspension issues as he is losing just two first-team players to injury. Captain Coady Conor is set to return after sitting out the draw against Southampton last weekend due to being tested positive for Covid-19. Aside from that, Wolves has no major injury concerns heading into this clash.

Potential Line up (3-5-2): Patricio; Boly, Coady, Kilman; Semedo, Moutinho, Neves, Ait-Nouri; Neto, Podence; Jimenez.

...Wolves are organized and dominant

“We know we have to be prepared to go against both situations, in the back three formation they have different options to play as well and they are threat in different areas, so we need to get prepared like we always do.[It is] a really tough game, they are one of the most organised teams in the league for sure.

They have been together for a long time, they have shown in big games against big opponents how difficult they can make it so I am expecting a difficult game against a team that dominates almost every aspect of the game I would say. They know exactly what to do.|

~ Mikel Arteta

WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW!

Kick-off Time: 8:15 pm (W.A.T)

*Arsenal are winless in their last two home premier league matches.

*The Arsenal have scored just one goal in their last 5 Premier League matches.

*Arsenal and Wolves have a similar scoring record in the Premier League this season ( both teams have scored nine goals and conceded ten goals ).

*The last three meetings between these teams have ended in a 1-1 draw.

MY PREDICTION:

Going by the recent form of both sides and their previous meetings, I see nothing short of a very tight affair at the Emirates today.

Arsenal 1 – 1 Wolves

COYG!!!

Match Preview by Patrick Alexander