The Premier League returns this weekend with a fantastic set of fixtures for all fans to enjoy, including one that Gunners fans, in particular, will be keeping a close eye on: Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Gunners are coming off the back of two tough results, one being the draw against Crystal Palace and one being that dramatic loss to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.
To say that they want to get back to winning ways would be an understatement within itself, but unfortunately for them, it’s not going to be the easiest game for them to do that. Win or lose, though, the future of Unai Emery as Arsenal manager could depend on the actual performance that they’re able to put in.
Arsenal have all the tools necessary to make a real impact against Wolves from an attacking standpoint, but they need to maintain an essence of patience. If they go straight at Nuno’s men then we can guarantee that they’ll get caught out in some way, shape or form. On the flip side of that they can’t be too conservative, meaning that the boss has to ensure that he gets his tactics spot on in this one.
Wolves have their eyes set on Europa League glory this season and while the Premier League is still important, it seems as if they’ll be happy to settle for midtable – which is a perfectly fine spot for them to be in. They possess some serious talent throughout the core of their squad, but the recent injury to Willy Boly could prove vital – until the January transfer window, at the very least.
We’re backing Arsenal to get the win, but you could certainly make the argument that it’s a bit foolish on our part. We just think that Emery is going to come flying out of the gates with a really attacking starting XI, and one that hopefully features Mesut Ozil. We can see Arsenal scoring a few early on with Wolves pegging them back, before the Midlanders continue to pile on the pressure late in the game. They won’t be able to get themselves over the finish line, as Arsenal hold on for what could prove to be a huge win in their season – or, so we hope.
Can Arsenal pick up the win over Wolves?