After a slow start in their first set of games when the coronavirus break was ended, Arsenal are gradually getting back in their strides with a back-to-back win in the league against Southampton and Norwich City.
But even at their best, Wolves have always proved to be dangerous and difficult customers for Arsenal hence a dodgy tie is anticipated at the Molineux later today.
Going into Saturday’s game, the two clubs both enjoyed victories and clean sheets in their most recent fixtures, with Wolves overcoming Aston Villa 1-0 last weekend while Arsenal inflicted a 4-0 thrashing on Norwich City in midweek.
It has been a smooth sail for Wolves since the restart of the league but the visit of Arsenal represents the latest most challenging task for Nuno Santo’s men who are challenging for place in Europe again
Though the expectation is that Man United and Chelsea will record straightforward victories over Bournemouth and Watford respectively this weekend, but should the English giants both slip up, Wolves could enter the final five games of the season in the top four with a win over Arsenal.
This indeed is a clear reversal of fortunes as it is Wolves who are pursuing a Champions League slot while Arsenal are just chasing a place in Europe.
A win for the Gunners will cut the gap to three and put them back into the mold of Champions League chasers, which is the great motivation for Mikel Arteta as he leads his team to Molineux, where Wolves have won just six of their 16 fixtures and lost three.
The last home defeat was a 2-1 loss to Liverpool in January, but they are one of the in-form teams, having won all their three matches after the restart without conceding.
Adama Traore has become a more potent force down the right flank, which means a decision on who mans the left-back position for Arsenal will be crucial to getting anything from this match for Arteta.
Recent Form: Wolves [W-W-W-D-D]
Head to head
02/11/19 PRL Arsenal 1 – 1 Wolves
24/04/19 PRL Wolves 3 – 1 Arsenal
11/11/18 PRL Arsenal 1 – 1 Wolves
11/04/12 PRL Wolves 0 – 3 Arsenal
27/12/11 PRL Arsenal 1 – 1 Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Coady, Boly, Saiss; Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Jota, Jimenez
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Luiz, Mustafi, Holding; Cedric, Xhaka, Ceballos, Saka; Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang
Wolves 2-1 Arsenal