Arsenal vs Wolves preview: Prediction, team news & lineups

  • Arsenal take on Wolves at the Emirates on Saturday
  • The Gunners climbed to the top of the Premier League table last weekend
  • Arsenal won emphatically in the Champions League on Wednesday night

Arsenal thrashed Wolves on the final day of the 2022/23 season
Arsenal thrashed Wolves on the final day of the 2022/23 season / Marc Atkins/GettyImages
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Fresh off their most emphatic performance of the season so far, Arsenal play host to Wolves in Saturday's Premier League clash.

The Gunners were in a rampant mood on Wednesday night as they put six past Lens to win their Champions League group. The attack finally purred, with each member of the front five getting on the scoresheet before half-time.

This fixture was meant to be a celebratrory one for Arsenal last season given that it fell on the final day, but the Gunners' stuttering conclusion to the campaign meant their 5-0 victory over Wolves counted for little.

Plenty has changed for the Midlands club since with the impressive Gary O'Neil now at the helm. His side sit 12th in the table heading into. Saturday's game, but they've been hard done by on numerous occasions by officials already this season. They're a decent side, and they certainly won't surrender the space Lens did on Wednesday night.


Arsenal vs Wolves preview: Prediction, team news & lineups

Here's our preview of Arsenal's upcoming Premier League clash.

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Arsenal ran riot against Lens in midweek / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages

How to watch Arsenal vs Wolves on TV

  • When is kick-off? Saturday 2 December
  • What time is kick-off? 15:00 (BST)
  • Where is it played? Emirates Stadium
  • TV channel/live stream? N/A (UK) / NBC Sports App, UNIVERSO NOW, FCUNIVERSO, nbcsports.com, USA Network, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (US) / fuboTV (Canada)
  • Referee? Peter Bankes

Arsenal team news

The suspended Fabio Vieira has been added to the injury list with a groin problem, with the Portuguese playmaker potentially missing the next few weeks of action.

Vieira joins Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, and Jurrien Timber on the sidelines.

Leandro Trossard will be hoping to return to the starting XI given his impressive form before the break. The Belgian was an unused substitute in midweek.


Wolves team news

The visitors suffered a double midfield blow on Monday night when Mario Lemina and Joao Gomes picked up yellow cards which means they'll be suspended for Saturday's game having already picked up five in the Premier League this season.

Tommy Doyle is one of O'Neil's peripheral options who could earn a starting berth as a result.

Doubts remain over Pedro Neto's fitness after he suffered a hamstring injury in Wolves' 2-2 drawn with Newcastle. He's edging closer to a return, and he could make the bench on Saturday. Craig Dawson will come back from a suspension.


Arsenal vs Wolves predicted lineups

Arsenal: Raya; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Odegaard, Havertz; Saka, Jesus, Trossard.

Wolves: Sa; Kilman, Dawson, Toti; Semedo, Bellegarde, Traore, Doyle, Ait-Nouri; Hwang, Cunha.


Arsenal's recent form

Date

Result

Competition

29/11/23

Arsenal 6-0 Lens

Champions League

25/11/23

Brentford 0-1 Arsenal

Premier League

11/11/23

Arsenal 3-1 Burnley

Premier League

08/11/23

Arsenal 2-0 Sevilla

Champions League

04/11/23

Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

Premier League


Wolves' recent form

Date

Result

Competition

27/11/23

Fulham 3-2 Wolves

Premier League

11/11/23

Wolves 2-1 Tottenham

Premier League

04/11/23

Sheffield United 2-1 Wolves

Premier League

28/10/23

Wolves 2-2 Newcastle

Premier League

21/10/23

Bournemouth 1-2 Wolves

Premier League


Arsenal vs Wolves score prediction

While Wolves have had success against top teams this season, they'll find it hard to contain the Gunners at the Emirates on Saturday given their midfield absences.

This is a more exciting and exuberant Wolves team compared to previous iterations, but Arsenal's stern defence is unlikely to be troubled too much if the Gunners dominate the midfield battle and sustain pressure on the visitors.

While Pedro Neto's return could embolden O'Neil's side, this should be a comfortable home win.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Wolves