Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal
English Premier League, England
Date: Wednesday, 24th April 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 UK Time
Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, England
Picking up a disappointing weekend loss against Crystal Palace, Arsenal are hungry for victory this midweek. Gunners set for a tricky game on Wednesday as they face up against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this midweek Premier League encounter. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.
Expected Formation: 3-5-2
Probable Lineups: Patricio(g);Bennett, Coady, Boly(def);Doherty, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Neves, Jonny(mid);Jimenez, Jota(att).
Expected Formation: 3-4-2-1
Probable Lineups: Leno(g);Koscielny, Sokratis, Monreal(def);Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Xhaka, Kolasinac(mid); Ozil, Mkhitaryan(att mid); Aubameyang.
Before heading into this Wednesday’s Premier League fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LLWLL
Wolves have been in a disappointing form recently, winning only one game, losing three and drawing one from their last five. Their latest league match was a goalless draw against struggling Brighton side.
Wolves could use their midweek battle against Gunners as a motivation lifting contest. Playing against one of the top six sides might give that extra push to beat Emery’s boys.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LWWWL
Gunners were in a pretty good run of results before suffering a disappointing defeat this past weekend. Emery’s side got into three straight wins prior to their 3-2 home defeat last Sunday against Crystal Palace.
That disappointing defeat against Palace can be a positive trigger for Arsenal on Wednesday. The visitor could rediscover that strong winning ambition for their midweek clash.
Nuno Espirito Santo has a relatively healthy squad to pick from for this upcoming midweek tie. Santo won’t have any issue in fielding anyone, though he might consider some rotation for fitness purposes.
Leander Dendocker could return into the starting line up again, giving solidity in the home team’s midfield. Raul Jimenez will still be Wolves’ main threat up front, especially with his excellent qualities.
Emery has some injury problems concerning him for this midweek clash. Aside from the long term absences of Holding, Welbeck along with Bellerin, Gunners are also without Aaron Ramsey and Denis Suarez.
Meanwhile, Granit Xhaka’s condition remain uncertain, though the hope is that he can return. Arsenal could decide to start with Pierre Aubameyang as lone striker up front, giving a slight rest for Lacazette..
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have mostly gone into Gunners favor with three wins and two draws.
Their most recent matchup was on November 11, 2018 which resulted in a 1-1 draw.
Wolves are hoping that playing Gunners this midweek can charge them up again. Nuno’s side are looking to end their season in a high, which includes all three points this Wednesday.
It won’t be easy against Gunners though as they are also in need of points due to their top four race. This encounter could really go either way as the side with least mistakes will most likely winning it.
Final Score: 1-1