Arsenal travel to the Molineux Stadium to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League following their draw against Manchester United.
Arsenal are back in action in the Premier League following their draw against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. The hosts had ample chances to seal three points but lacked the finishing touch which led to a goalless draw. The Gunners are currently placed 10th on the table after their draw and a win against Wolverhampton Wanderers would then put them above Chelsea by a single point.
The upcoming fixture against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will certainly not be a cakewalk and Mikel Arteta would have to field his best eleven to secure three crucial points. However, it seems like the former Manchester City assistant manager will be without his key marksman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has trained just once since returning from a personal level, along with Dani Ceballos who is injured.
Apart from these two players, Arteta is expected to have all his first preference players at his disposal. Martin Odegaard has also been tipped to make a start after coming off the bench against Manchester United for the last few minutes. Let’s have a look at the predicted line-up.
Bernd Leno will start in goal and the defensive back four will consist of Kieran Tierney, David Luiz, Rob Holding, and Hector Bellerin. Tierney will be replacing Cedric Soares from the previous fixture. The front three of Wolves consisting of Adama Traore, Willian Jose, and Pedro Neto is a force to reckon with and the Arsenal defence will be put to test tomorrow evening.
Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny are expected to form the double defensive pivot in the midfield to provide cover to the backline. Martin Odegaard will most likely be given a start ahead of Emile Smith Rowe in the attacking midfield position. The Real Madrid midfielder has not received ample game-time at the Spanish capital this season but a start against Wolves could still be on the cards to get his Premier League career going.
Bukayo Saka will start once again as Aubameyang is likely to be out. Nicolas Pepe has also been on a fine run of form and will most likely start ahead of Willian who is yet to kick-start his career at north London. Alexandre Lacazette will be the lone striker in the 4-2-3-1 formation and the Frenchman will be hoping to replicate the same form that was on display against Southampton by scoring a goal and setting up an assist in 1-3 victory.