Arsenal Gains Edge with Double Ban, Mikel Arteta Risks Suspension

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Arsenal relishes a double boost from the suspensions of WolvesJoao Gomes and Mario Lemina. However, as they enjoy this advantage, Mikel Arteta, their manager, risks suspension in upcoming games. The team will face RC Lens in the Champions League and Wolves in the Premier League. However, both their title hopes and Arteta’s sideline presence are uncertain.

European football challenges the squad of Mikel Arteta, yet Arsenal leads in both the Champions League and Premier League. Despite their resilience, Arteta’s potential suspension overshadows the season. This report explores the impact of the Wolves’ bans on Arsenal, the midfield dynamics, and Arteta’s suspension risk.

Suspensions Hit Wolves’ Key Players

Wolves will miss Joao Gomes and Mario Lemina, both suspended for accruing five yellow cards, at the Emirates Stadium. This dilemma forces Wolves’ manager, Gary O’Neil, to consider replacements in a pivotal match.

Boubacar Traore and Tommy Doyle might replace Gomes and Lemina. Thus keeping Wolves’ 3-5-2 formation used in the recent 3-2 loss to Fulham. Moreover, Rayan Ait-Nouri‘s injury adds to Wolves’ challenges before facing Arsenal.

Arteta Experiments in Midfield

Arsenal’s midfield has seen various line-ups, with up to seven players starting in Arteta’s preferred trio. The Gunners started Declan Rice, Leandro Trossard, and Martin Odegaard recently against Brentford. Moreover, they are likely to start in the next games.

Kai Havertz, the hero in Arsenal’s last match, remains uncertain for the Wolves game despite his decisive header against Brentford. Havertz, on four yellow cards, risks suspension with another booking. This dilemma may influence Arteta’s decision about Havertz’s participation against Wolves.

As Arsenal gears up for RC Lens and Wolves, the Wolves’ suspensions offer an edge. Yet, potential suspensions, including Havertz’s, cast a shadow over Arteta’s team. The upcoming games will test Arsenal’s title chase and Arteta’s skill in managing suspension risks while staying atop the league.

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