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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Match Preview by Patrick Alexander