Wolves expected line-up assessed ahead of Arsenal game

Wolves are likely to field the same sort of formation that Arsenal will employ in this evening’s crucial Premier League clash.

Nuno Espirito Santo will probably go with a three-man defence complemented by two wing-backs, a three-man midfield and two forwards, basically a 3-5-2.

Rui Patrício will start in goal with Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady and Willy Boly the most likely three in defence.

Jonathan Castro Otto (Jonny) and Matt Doherty are set to be deployed on the left and right flanks respectively.

Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho will form a formidable three-man midfield, though Morgan Gibbs-White or Romain Saiss remain possible alternatives.

Finally, up front, we should see Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota partnered up.

Possible Wolves eleven

Patrício
Bennett
Coady
Boly
Dendoncker
Doherty
Neves
Moutinho
Otto
Jimenez
Jota

If this is the team that Nuno goes with then the Arsenal defence will have their hands full with Jota and Jimenez. And the midfield will have a battle royale with Neves, Moutinho and Dendoncker.

That said, they are not world beaters and are going through a bit of a bad patch right now. If Unai Emery sends out the right sort of team to combat Wolves in their areas of strength then this Wolves line up is one that we really can beat.

Updated: April 24, 2019 — 2:21 pm

10 Comments

  1. Jimenez is the towering striker that I’m worried about, since Arsenal CBs could not handle Benteke

    I predict the ones that would start today are the small CBs like Koscielny, Sokratis and Monreal. If Wolves can score first with Jimenez’s header, I doubt Arsenal can turn the table, because we don’t have two technically gifted wingers

    Jota also has good forms in this season. This youngster would work hard to disrupt our CBs and should be man-marked tightly

    1. Well hopefully no Mustafi and Mavro tonight, so we should perform a lot better at the back. That said, I still us losing. I think I’d take a draw right now given our awful form in the league at the moment, especially away from home. Wolves may be out of form, but they have been brilliant against the top 6 this season.

      1. Said Auba was nowhere to be seen, in training, so who knows if he’ll play

      2. Maybe but Monreal makes mistakes too sometimes

        I think we missed Giroud’s headers. If the plan doesn’t work against Wolves, we should have an alternative

        It was effective to change the strategy after sixty minutes when Giroud was still around, unfortunately his skills and mobility suck as a striker

    2. Hence why I keep saying we should not adopt the three back system in this match.We must have a go at them.It will be better to have only Sokratis and Koscielny as CB’s than any of the others.We can then play AMN and Kolasinac as the fullbacks.Then in midfield we have Torreira and Xhaka and in attack Iwobi,Ozil,Lacazette and Aubameyang. It’s simple but knowing Emery he’d probably favour three back system with Ozil,Laca and Auba. We may struggle to create clear cut chances if we go defensive today.Also a conservative approach will not favour us because Wolves are fighting for 7th place.

      1. I wouldn’t mind seeing a back 4 and having an extra attacket but if that happens, Monreal has to be at LB for me. Kolasinac may have his positives but he’s no left back.

      2. I’d also like to see a four back formation kev, but not 4-2-3-1 that is prone to counter-attacks

        I wanna see 4-1-2-1-2, but Emery and his staffs surely know better than me

  2. we will win this game and utd is expected to beat city….

    the title is set for liverfool to win

  3. If Emery take wolves game like what he did with CP then we are going to pay the price again and our only chance will lay on winning the europa which is still tricky.



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