Arsenal will be hosting Wolves this Friday. The fixture will take place at 1:15 am IST on 25th February at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal will play their 24th match of the league while Wolves will be playing their 35th match of the league. Both the clubs have a chance to finish in the top four this season and Wolves will be eager to get revenge on the Gunners.
Arsenal are currently sixth on the Premier League table with 3 games in hand. They have to take advantage of this situation to finish in 4th place ahead of Manchester United. If they succeed to do so they will qualify for the Champions League next season. The Gunners haven’t played in the UCL since 2016.
Arsenal Premier League Form: W L D W W
Wolves have already caused very big upsets this season and are capable of causing more. They lost against Arsenal at home but they are very much capable of winning at Arsenal as their away record suggests. They are currently 7th on the league table with just 2 points behind Arsenal.
Wolves Premier League Form: W W L W W
Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Gunner team news
Takehiro Tomiyasu is expected to return against Wolves as he also made it to the bench for the Brentford game. However, Arteta might hesitate to start him right away. Gabriel Martinelli will also be returning from suspension from the reverse fixture. Arteta will again face the question of whether to start Martinelli or Smith-Rowe.
There are no further fresh injuries for the Gunners as they look set to take on Wolves. However, they will have to manage their disciplinary record to avoid suspensions in future matches.
Arsenal possible starting lineup
Aaron Ramsdale; Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Cedric Soares; Thomas Partey, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith-Rowe, Granit Xhaka; Alexandre Lacazette
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal: Wolves team news
Bruno Lage had this massive news before their Leciester clash that Wolves have no injuries issues. They further do not have any fresh injury concerns even after the match which is a huge plus to have while traveling to Arsenal.
Jonny Otto and Hwang Hee-Chan returned to the squad against Leicester after overcoming their injuries. WillyBoly, Yerson Mosquera, Joao Moutinho, and Pedro Neto have also returned to training making Wolves’ case even stronger.
Wolves possible starting lineup
Jose Sa; Conor Coady, Maximilian Kilman, Romain Saiss; Rayan Ait-Nouri, Ruben Neves, Nelson Semedo, Joao Moutinho, Leander Dedoncker; Raul Jimenez, Daniel Podence
Arsenal 2-1 Wolves
Although Wolves have caused some serious upsets this season, Arsenal are still the favorites entering this fixture. Their form and momentum can help them overcome Arsenal along with the home support. However, Wolves will give them a tough fight and will not be easy to take down for the Gunners. Arsenal must be aware of the threat that Wolves possess with their midfield.
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