Image: Confirmed Arsenal team to take on Wolves tonight

Arsenal are at the Molineux as they look to beat Wolves in their Premier League clash tonight.

The Gunners will be weary of the threat posed by their opponents, despite the fact that they are winless in their last eight PL matches.

Nuno Esprito Santo’s side beat us at the Emirates during our torrid run of results not too long ago, but their fortunes have turned around drastically since, as has ours, but only one was for the worse.

Wolves form may well have been hit by the loss of Raul Jimenez, who has been sidelined since a clash of heads with David Luiz, and his return is yet to pencilled in.

We already knew that we would be without both Kieran Tierney and Mat Ryan, but Bukayo Saka’s return will hopefully see us return to winning ways after our draw with Manchester United at the weekend.

What do you expect the scoreline to be having seen the line-up?

Patrick

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243 Comments

  1. Riaxizo says:

    Saka back its look like 4231 with pepe on the left

  2. Kstix says:

    Good to see Saka back and Auba as well. Great lineup. COYG let’s go for a 2-0 win like we did last time out at the molineux.

  3. Danny says:

    Yeh agree good line up and a very strong bench as well let’s hope we do the buisness!!

  4. S.J says:

    On current form, this is actually our best 11. Let me see how they will perform against Wolves today.

    Anything than a win I will be disappointed.

    I believe we will win.

    1. Kstix says:

      On current form, Tierney for cedric and cedric for bellerin but injuries unfortunately.

  5. Zicky says:

    Wolves 1–3 to Arsenal,I think odegaad should start ahead of smith Rowe tonight,lets see how first half goes then if it doesn’t go well,come second half we do the damage.

  6. Dan kit says:

    Love the look of the line up
    All player picked are in form and the bench looks top quality if needed .
    COYG

  7. Lordpato says:

    Heart crossed, wolves will be slaughtered tonight

  8. Chuxzzy1 says:

    Saka is back and that bench is looking yummy unlike the one against united..COYG lets do this

  9. Sue says:

    Saka’s back, baby!! Glad Auba’s on the bench too.. COYG

  10. gotanidea says:

    Willian Jose’s hold-up play and height would likely make our CBs’ lives difficult tonight. I hope Holding or Luiz could handle him, otherwise he could be Ollie Watkins 2.0 and bring the other Wolves into play

    Traore would also likely pin Soares down in our half. I hope Pepe could help him out

  11. S.J says:

    I do not know why this line up is filling me with so much excitement.

    I hope we destroy Wolves. But they are a tough team to beat, so any type of win would be great.

    1. Lordpato says:

      I hope so

  12. S says:

    They beat us at Emirates. They showed us we were pushovers. No way will they let that happen to them at their own place.

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      We won’t give them that choice.

      1. Dan kit says:

        HH👍

  13. guy says:

    lol me too SJ. I had shivers running down my spine reading it

    1. Sid says:

      Cedric is fast becoming a fixture in the starting lineup with his plays…

  14. PJ-SA says:

    Cautiously optimistic about the game.

    Only concern is that Wolves are due a win, statistically speaking. Still a good team

    COYG

  15. ken1945 says:

    An excellent selection by MA…. imagine if Tierney was available as well!!!
    Looking forward to seeing a positive performance tonight and going above the spuds, I believe?!

    1. Quantic Dream says:

      *David Luiz has entered the chat*

  16. S.J says:

    Kstix. Tierney is the only good missing link in this selection.
    Cedric has been good lately. Bellerin has just been okay.
    I pray Tierney comes back quicker and stronger. Then Bellerin is replaced with Cedric on the right.

  17. S.J says:

    Guy. Let us hope our confidence on this line up will come out even positive.

  18. w.A says:

    arsenal win surely

  19. Kedar says:

    Lacazzett is offside

  20. Sid says:

    Sorry to overhype Saka, but he is fast turning into a legitimate star!
    Gutted that goal wont stand…

    1. Sid says:

      Wow I am back to my spidery avatar lol.

  21. Pco says:

    He’s unbelievable!

  22. Pco says:

    Even though! Unbelievable!

  23. Sue says:

    We’re on it tonight 😉

    1. Kedar says:

      Hopefully we will continue this till 90th Min and score 2-3 goals

  24. PJ-SA says:

    Id rather have Bellerin LB and Cedric RB in all honesty.

    Bellerin might as well not attack and not cross on the left and leave Cedric on his best side.

  25. Kedar says:

    Everything is going through right side..
    Pépé seems to spectator
    Players trust Saka more than Pépé

    1. PJ-SA says:

      Pepe is helping Cedric as he should be, Traore is a threat

      1. Kedar says:

        Traore is only head down running bull

  26. Nathan says:

    I am predicting a 2-1 win to Arsenal. Keeping my fingers crossed..

  27. W.A says:

    pepe is a witness

    1. PJ-SA says:

      He’s having a solid, controlled game

  28. Kedar says:

    We are so good at the moment but why we are not scoring??

  29. Kedar says:

    That was outstanding…

    1. PJ-SA says:

      From the person that said Pepe is a spectator when he’s having a decent game.

      1. Kedar says:

        Credit where it’s due
        And I was not criticising Pépé
        I was saying that Everything is going through right side and Pépé seems spectator..

  30. Ackshay says:

    Pepe doing pepe things

  31. ArsenalWhy says:

    Fck yes Pepe!!! He’s been outstanding lately.

  32. Skills1000 says:

    Pepe . Wow

  33. Sue says:

    Pepe > Fantastic!!!

  34. Kedar says:

    I wonder if Saka would have converted his 1st min chance then game would have been already over

  35. Sue says:

    Oh ffs…

  36. PJ-SA says:

    ESR isn’t getting into the game too much…maybe give him a bit of a rest and Odegaard on early in the 2nd half

  37. siamois says:

    Can’t believe it!

    1. Perry ames says:

      We only have ourselves to blame luiz is an absolute disgrace so unprofessional to do that and has probably cost us 3pts. We should have been out of site by now I bloody fuming with players like luiz

  38. PJ-SA says:

    Typical Luiz…..great for a few games then terrible mistake

    Double jeopardy

    1. Declan says:

      He didn’t touch him. Wtf is going on here?

  39. Dan kit says:

    He didn’t fcking touch him

    1. PJ-SA says:

      He did, clearly

      1. Mark says:

        Why are you so bias man?.Its like you have something personal against some the players. How is this a red card?

    2. Kedar says:

      That was horribly wrong call…
      Horribly wrong call

    3. gotanidea says:

      The referee should’ve watched the replay carefully. Willian Jose planned to go down and Luiz was innocent

      1. PJ-SA says:

        100% clipped his back foot. Accidental of course but definitely made contact

        Notice zero contest from Luiz to the ref….why do you think he didn’t protest?

        1. Dan kit says:

          He clearly didn’t touch him form where I’m watching .
          Jon moss in the VAR so it does not surprise me .
          Absolute joke and 3 points robbed form us ,disgusting decision

      2. Skills1000 says:

        Honestly. English referees suck. Like they have no integrity. How was that a penalty? What about when Saka fell in the box early on? Of what use is the VAR?

  40. Skills1000 says:

    That was not a penalty. Stupid officiating.

  41. McLovin says:

    Thank you Luiz. Is he still playing for Chelsea?

  42. Palash says:

    Stupid referees

  43. Quantic Dream says:

    Hehe Luiz back to his penalties and red cards.

  44. Sid says:

    Dont know if that was a correct call.. looked like that guy tripped on his feet.
    That was not a foul by Luiz but.. need to regroup in the second half.
    COYG!

  45. Kent says:

    Luiz didn’t even touch the guy, typical horrible refereeing we see in the PL, VAR useless as usual…

  46. S says:

    Today’s the day it begins to unravel for us. Badly.
    At least we’re still better than at most five teams in the prem.

  47. Sue says:

    What a sucker punch!! 😡😡

    1. Quantic Dream says:

      Can’t say am surprised. He gave away the exact type of penalty vs Chelsea last season. He NEVER learns!. He is incapable of changing..he just can’t help himself bringing down players through on goal.

  48. Vinod says:

    What is the purpose of VAR?

    1. Eagles says:

      My point exactly..d guy trip him self and ruiz was made d scape goat…poor officiating from the ref really

  49. FootballisTrivial says:

    That seemed accidental.
    Not sure though

    1. gotanidea says:

      Willian Jose just touched Luiz’s foot slightly and he obviously planned to go down

  50. Eagles says:

    How in hell is dat a red card…damn….that is a yellow card offense…d ref just killed d game

  51. ArsenalWhy says:

    Did we just lose this game after our great performance?

  52. Marc says:

    There’s no way that’s a red card. Not even sure that’s a penalty.

  53. Beastmode says:

    VAR doing what it always does. We can understand the referees decision but the VAR ref has no excuse at all.

    1. Eagles says:

      My point exactly..d guy trip him self and ruiz was made d scape goat…poor officiating from the ref really

  54. PJ-SA says:

    Let him through to have the shot ffs

    Penalty + red card….or…. possible goal

    Easy choice

    1. Perry ames says:

      Should never have been in our penalty area anyway cant blame arteta for that but I do blame him for picking that centre half pairing

  55. Gogo says:

    Arsenal will always be arsenal. Missing sitters, creating plenty chances but no conversion, giving away careless pens.

  56. Kedar says:

    And how the hell referee allowed the game above 2 mins??
    When Leno took Goal Kick there were 4-5 seconds remaining.. How the hell referee allowed above 2 mins

    1. Jax says:

      They have to let an attack complete even if it goes a few seconds over.

  57. siamois says:

    I don’t understand let him score with 11 players we would have scored again😠

  58. Ackshay says:

    Ffs that is not a red card, Luiz clearly tripped then hit the wolves player. Pen yes red card hell no.

    1. Kedar says:

      Referee gave a Red because he was a last defender

      1. Jac says:

        Not because he was the last defender, but because he stopped an obvious goal scoring opportunity.

      2. Jax says:

        No! Because he prevented an obvious goal scoring opportunity.

  59. Clam says:

    Definitely not a red card, Luiz didn’t even touch him!

  60. Sue says:

    Roly-poly Moss on var…

  61. Joe. S says:

    Hope this is Luiz”s last game in an Arsenal shirt. We were playing so well until we started the sideways Bob show and gave Wolves too much of the ball.

  62. adajim says:

    am sure VAR hasnt decided, thats not red. i hope the red is ovuertune, great game, lack of concentration right at the end affected us, we are still in it though, hopefully the red is overturn

    1. Perry ames says:

      Apparently had he kicked the player he would have only got a yellow card but because it was accidental it has to be red. What a total load of rubbish and for me who ever makes up this shit needs kicking out of the game

  63. SA Gunner says:

    Gotta get ESR off now, Gabi on and Auba and Martinelli on for last 30 minutes .

  64. Ackshay says:

    Bloody crocked var at it again

  65. Gmv8 says:

    To be fair I didn’t see any contact even on the slo mo

    1. Dan kit says:

      There wasn’t mate ,shocking call from the corrupt officials once again ,I’ve watched it 20 times I see no contact what so ever ,ref at least should have gone over to check but he can’t unless VAR tell him but because it’s Jon moss hes said refs call stands .
      Absolutely disgusting

  66. Trudeau says:

    Text book example of switching off. It’s a harsh business and while red card is harsh, Luiz only has himself to blame for being in that position. Bloody hell.

  67. GunneRay says:

    We pushed up with seconds to go and left ourselves exposed for a counter. Stupid team mistakes as usual..

  68. Pco says:

    From watching the first half and feeling really good to ending the half like that! I not sure why Arteta is not using Mari or Gabriel and trying to forge the long term partnership between them and holding??? How much longer will Luiz be an arsenal player? IMO I think we should be developing the players that will be here for the long term. It seems crazy to me that he’s on the pitch.
    I’m sure he’s a great influence on and off the pitch but the other players need to be playing together so they know each other’s game.

    1. Kedar says:

      Mari is injured and really don’t know what’s wrong between Gabriel and Arteta

  69. Sue says:

    We’ll rue that missed chance!?!

  70. Kstix says:

    That was not worth a red card

  71. PJ-SA says:

    For everyone complaining…..zero complaint from Luiz, clear sign of guilt

    Ian Wright no argument either

    Accidental yes but a foul

    Also Luiz out of position to create the situation

    1. gotanidea says:

      Are you sure you’re a Gooner or just support some Gunners/ ex-Gunners? Luiz protested and Willian Jose touched Luiz, not the other way around

      1. Krish says:

        lol so because he is an arsenal fan he must always be biased for arsenal? thats just crazy, it is good that he is telling how he saw it even if it is not what most on here expect from him -> to be biased and support blindly

    2. Thebush says:

      Not that it was just accidental, the attacker actually the one to hit Davids knee..a foul maybe but definitely not a red card.
      DID VAR ACTUALLY CHECK??? THAT WAS QUICK

  72. instrooments says:

    Wow…arteta almost hitting gold gradually… Converts saka from LW to RW boom star is born…boy will scores loads of goals …

    Now converts pepe from RW to LW.. Boom a beast is reborn…boy will score loads of goals too..

    Now laca hold up play and ESR quick transition and partey grit and xhaka passes….damn….we might be in for a storied season guys..

    I was thinking prolly a conversion might help willian too cuz that guy is a baller on his day…

    Arteta over to u…..As for defence we in beast mode one of the best in Europe currently….. Can feel Our glory days getting closer

    1. instrooments says:

      Totally missed the Luis drama…and I was just praising our defence…
      Seems arteta needs a little extra tweak there….no more error prone defenders…Luiz shud b back up for now just like mustafi was…mari,holding, gab ,chambers for now..

      We don’t need errors costing us again like early season please…

      We might still win the game, if we don’t switch off totally… Aston villa did last yr with 10 men emphatically

  73. Jimmy Bauer says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen David Luiz the supposed leader of Arteta’s arsenal..How many penalties and red cards has this guy caused….How many points has he cost us..
    A very good Double agent… I for one can’t wait to see the back of him..

  74. PJ-SA says:

    Partey on a yellow and now down to 10 men is a big concern, can’t make challenges at an all out level now

    1. Kedar says:

      Hope Saka and Xhaka Bully Moutinho and Kilman
      Both are on yellow card

  75. Jimmy Bauer says:

    Wolves were without a goal for how long…Not won a game this year..And this will be their first victory..

    1. Sue says:

      Argh!!! 😖

  76. Jax says:

    So who’s going to go off to make way for Gabriel? I’d take Lacazette, he’s hardly been in the game.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Lacazette’s hold-up skill is too important for the team, so I’d take Partey since he’s got a yellow card

    2. GunneRay says:

      Gabriel on, Laca off!

    3. Jax says:

      Got that right.

  77. Eagles says:

    Bloody var……poor officiating

    1. Jimmy Bauer says:

      We cant keep shooting ourselves in the foot and then blaming VAR..it’s so unbecoming…
      June can’t come sooner…Let the fraud Luiz get the hell out of my club..

  78. GunneRay says:

    As some of us have already said, only got ourselves to blame. Brain fart moments could cost us the points again? Let’s wait and see..

  79. Perry ames says:

    Take off bellerin he’s been wolves best player

    1. instrooments says:

      That shud have been the change,

      Three man defence, pepe and saka can play wing backs…. Join defence and attack…laca hold up to get ESR ,pepe and saka into the game…

      Let’s see how it goes, still proud of the boys though

  80. Joe. S says:

    Look, let’s keep the positivity. Arsenal have shown enough regardless of what happens today to show that they can be serious contenders next year. Tierney back, Cedric replacing Bellein a real striker and another midfielder who can cross over between attack and defence will be hard to stop.

    1. Perry ames says:

      I dont know about anyone else but I’m getting sick and tired of fans saying next season I’m concerned about this bloody season

      1. Joe. S says:

        Get real Perry, this game is shot.I don’t think Mr. Sleepy, Aubameyang can save this on his own. Arsenal can still go on a good run,but so many things have to go right. And just as I’m writing this!!!

  81. Sue says:

    Game over…

    1. GunneRay says:

      Agreed! 🤨

  82. Eagles says:

    Game over

    1. PJ-SA says:

      MA must take some of the blame for playing our most volatile CB when others are fit.

      Furious,there goes any hope of top 6. Will likely end 8th

      1. Defund The Media says:

        🤣

  83. Sid says:

    Ohh noo😱😱

  84. Thebush says:

    And why the hell is Bellerin our captain…shouldn’t be on the pitch

  85. Dboy says:

    These things happen. Luiz should just let them score. We could regroup and come back at them second half. It’s going to be much harder second half. But I think we can still hurt them on counter. I would sacrifice Bellerin move Saka to left Move Cedric to right.

  86. Sue says:

    So disappointed… until that last minute we had such a great half.. and now we’ve ended Wolves’ poor run…

    1. Kedar says:

      The way Chelsea Ended our poor run on Boxing day

      1. Sue says:

        Yep, just like that!

  87. Danny says:

    That’s it 2-1 down already game over thanks a lot Luiz you useless piece of crap please do not extend his contract show him the exit door!!

    1. Kedar says:

      He should have let Willian Jose to Score
      It wouldn’t have mattered at all because we would pin down wolves in 2nd half
      These things happen but it was horrible decision making by Luiz

    2. Perry ames says:

      Not keen on him then

  88. S says:

    They’re Wolves.
    We’re Sheep.
    They know how to get us down to 10.
    It’s as simple as that.

  89. PJ-SA says:

    Bellerin a huge liability again, has done nothing for the umpteenth game this season.

    Basically Walcott…jogs forward then passes back.

    1. Dan kit says:

      You a wolves fan mate
      If not take them blinkers off buddy

      1. PJ-SA says:

        Blindly supporting mediocre players are we Dan?

        1. Dan kit says:

          No i support our players that deserve to be supported ,try it buddy

      2. Sid says:

        To be fair his final balls have been disappointing today…

  90. Gurrosco says:

    Wolves is likely to turn up the heat now. I say we sit back and put all our energy in a swift and precise counter.

  91. Gogo says:

    Really deflated. I would say we were really unlucky not to be 3 goal up in the first half. What a game of football. How things can change.

  92. Sean says:

    Another loss!! Thanks David

  93. JW says:

    Well, it seems Arteta has another failing, he has obviously never seen the “Princess Bride”, because if he had he would know the two basics truths in life. You never start a land war in Asia, and you never play David Luiz in a “back four”.

    1. Trudeau says:

      Losing to Wolves after dominating for 47 minutes is inconceivable (I do not think that word means what I think it means)

  94. Sid says:

    Bellerin’s final ball has been lacking really in this game. Its real sad..

  95. gotanidea says:

    The officials are unfair and Arsenal should complain about this tomorrow! I can’t watch such low quality officiation anymore

  96. PJ-SA says:

    If a team is ever out of form….we are ALWAYS the best team to play.

    How many times over the years have we fallen to a desperately out of form team

    1. Joe. S says:

      Thinking the same thing PJ. It is written in the wind. We are the team that makes things happen for others. Out of form players over perform and young players who make their debut often score. Thinking Rooney for Everton,way back when.

  97. Palash says:

    So rigidly following the rules like a retard is more important than common sense.F##k the referee

  98. Dan kit says:

    Surprised Jon moss didn’t give another penalty

  99. Gogo says:

    Luis talks too much off the pitch. Sometimes I think he wants to be the coach. Common sense I guess isn’t so common with him.

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