Wolverhampton Wanderers & Arsenal meet on Match-day 16

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Wolves brace themselves for the visit of League Leaders Arsenal, in Saturday’s clash at Molineux Stadium – Kick-off 7:45pm GMT.

Arsenal, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in first place and 18 places above nineteenth placed Wolves, going into the clash.

Struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers, welcome fancied their opponents this Saturday

The warning signs are there for Steve Davis going into this game, following a loss to Brighton & Hove Albion in their last game and a draw against Brentford before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, Steve Davis may ponder the reasons why his Wolves team are struggling at the bottom of the table this season. But six defeats out of the last eight fixtures, should be all the analysis that he really needs. With 10 points (2W, 8L and 4D), they are established in nineteenth position in the League having won two matches, drawn four fixtures, and lost eight meetings.

Playing at home, Wolves have won two matches, drawn two meetings, and lost three games.

Winning this fixture will see Wolverhampton Wanderers on 13 points.

Steve Davis could be missing up to eight of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.

League leaders Arsenal will seek to win every game, this meeting is no exception

It was a humbling defeat at the hands of Chelsea for Mikel Arteta’s men in their last match, they will be hoping to get something out of this game for sure.

Also, League leaders Arsenal keep finding ways to win, having secured 11 victories in their last 13 games is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 34 points (11W – 1L and 1D), they currently sit top of the League having won 11 meetings, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Arsenal will travel to Wolves with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with five wins, one draw, and one defeat.

The ultimate prize this season will be for Arsenal to finish top of the Premier League and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.

Good atacking and defensive team

Arsenal have shown a good defensive performance, having so far only conceded 11 goals in their previous matches. This has been a good season so far for Arsenal, in terms of goals scored (31). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Gabriel Jesus (5), Gabriel Martinelli (5), and Bukayo Saka (4).

It is likely that two key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal team.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Arsenal with a greater number of wins. In the last 18 meetings, they have enjoyed 12 victories, to Wolves’s three wins. Further, Mikel Arteta’s side are on an 8-match unbeaten run in the League against Wolves. Their most recent encounter in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 win for Wolves.

Performance Report

For Wolves, Ruben Neves is one of the top performing players after having scoredfour goals in 14 League fixtures so far, while Gabriel Jesus is a top performing player who has scoredfive goals in 13 League matches this Premier League Season for Arsenal.

Other standout players for Wolves are Ruben Neves and Daniel Podence with four goals both and for Arsenal are Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli with five goals each.