Wolves v Arsenal Confirmed Team News & Predicted XI

Arsenal will make the trip north to take on Wolves this evening, but we still have question marks on some of our players.

While Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be a huge boost back in the squad, having dealt with some personal problems to do with his family, we could be without as many as five first-team members.

Kieran Tierney and Mat Ryan are both confirmed as missing, although neither is believed to be far away from a return. The goalkeeper is hoping to return to full training this week after a knock in training to his hip, while the defender is being continually assessed following discomfort in his lower leg.

Arsenal.com yesterday confirmed that all of Pablo Mari, Bukayo Saka and Dani Ceballos all had to be assessed before we could confirm their availability. The latter later tweeted that he was ‘back at 100%’ however, seeming to state his return.

Predicted XI:

Leno
Bellerin Holding Luiz Cedric
Partey Xhaka
Pepe Smith Rowe Aubameyang
Lacazette

Some of this team picks itself, although I’m hoping that Saka can prove his fitness in time to replace Pepe on the teamsheet, not that the Ivory Coast international hasn’t raised his game of late.

While all eyes will be on if Odegaard makes the starting XI, I feel like there is no need to rush him into the team, and Wolves away is hardly the fixture to do so.

Gabriel Magalhaes could well make his first start since testing positive for Coronavirus, but I’m not convinced he is back to 100% just yet.

What changes would you make to the XI if you was in charge?

Patrick

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22 Comments

  1. OnceGreat says:

    I’d actually start Odegaard instead of ESR. We don’t want the Saka /Tierney scenario happening to the lad. If Odegaard is in good enough shape, I’ll go for him all day long. Would probably sub him off at half-time or after an hour.

  2. PJ-SA says:

    “No need to rush Odegaard into the team”

    Should we give him a month to acclimatise on a 6 month loan?

    1. RSH says:

      Haha, exactly my sentiments. We are playing every few days, and ESR isnt a player that can play 3 games within a week yet. We need Odegaard now. If he’s fit, put him in there and lets get going. Guy speaks English perfectly too and should be able to understand everything easily as well.

    2. Sue says:

      😂 Nice one!

  3. Lenohappy says:

    Even if Saka is fit to start, I think arteta should find a way to still start Pepe, the boy is presently in form and finally starting to enjoy his football so I don’t think it will do his confidence good if we just put him on the bench after playing two good games in a row.

    1. Adega Olatunji says:

      You are joking right? Pepe ahead of Saka? are you Pepe’s agent?
      If Saka was on field against Man United we would have won that match

      1. Dan kit says:

        He didn’t say start him ahead for Saka he said find away to start him and I agree ,in his last 2 matches he has started to look more confident he’s got along way to go but his form is on par with all our other forwards maybe except Saka .

      2. Lenohappy says:

        Adega Olatunji I’m not an English man but I think what I wrote is very clear to understand, I said even if SAKA is fit to start find a way to play Pepe too, and I don’t get all this are you Pepe agent, and again what gave you the assurance that if SAKA played against man utd we would have won that match, or didn’t saka played against the likes of Aston villla Burnley even crystal palace?

      3. Joshua says:

        Lol man

    2. Xavier D'souza says:

      Good one

  4. Tom says:

    I will play lacazette up top
    Martinelli esr saka
    Or
    Aubameyang esr pepe

  5. Harrison Lee says:

    GK- Leno
    back- bellerin, holding, gabriel, cendric
    mid- xhaka, partey
    attack- saka, ordegard,pepe
    forward- Aubameyang

    1. zamind says:

      Saka and Cedrick have an understanding.
      I saw Cedric talk to Saka, I guess ” peel of and stay far right. Wait for my long diagonal balls”

      Twice he did that one was an assist goal to Laca the other almost a left footed goal by Saka.

  6. Stephen says:

    He should just use Pepe so that Saka will regain his strength ahead of A Villa

  7. Kidman says:

    Pepe shouldn’t start at all..
    Instead martineli in

    My opinion though

  8. Khadii says:

    Pepe Laca Saka
    ESR
    Xhaka Partey
    Cedric Gab Holding Bellerin(unfortunately)
    Leno

    Or

    Martinelli Laca Pepe
    ESR
    Xhaka Partey
    Ced Gab Luiz Bell
    Leno

    Or
    Pepe Laca Saka
    Martin
    Elneny Partey
    Ced Luiz Holding Bell
    Leno

  9. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    I believe whichever Arsenal starting XI team and 9 man bench that Mikel Arteta the Gunners gaffer named to play against Wolves in the Premier League match encounter between the duo club sides today’s afternoon at Monunuex, Arsenal will definitely beat Wolves to the collection of all the 3 points that will be at stake in the match. And collect them all at the expense of Wolves losing them all to Arsenal.

    This is because nearly all the Gunners if not all of them who Arteta has been playing in Arsenal PL matches of recent are all looking to be in top form looking ready and wanting to play baring those that are injured. And who are not yet fully fit to play after they have come back from their injuries layoff.

    I think it’s going to be 3 nil to Arsenal at fulltime plus the added time.

  10. Clive says:

    I hope Cedric copes well against Adama Traore..

  11. Musa says:

    Ir better arteta you stat with mattin odengad

  12. Mukonyezi alex says:

    I also think saka should start because his love for the game is crazy strong than pepe

  13. AUBA_14 says:

    Could we see this lineup someday?
    Leno
    Cedric Holding Mari Tierney
    Partey Shaka
    Oodegard
    Saka Pepe
    Auba

  14. Indian Gunner London says:

    This is one match I am very worried about. They will be hurting from their last performance and are a tough defence to breach.

    We have to play either Martinelli or Pepe on the left and make sure we stretch their rightback, otherwise, Cedric would have to face Traore on our left side.

    OT: Good transfer window. Never thought we would get rid of so many of the deadwood albeit for nothing.

    COYG.

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