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.
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
Arsenal 6-0 Lens
Brentford 0-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-1 Burnley
Arsenal 2-0 Sevilla
Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal
Wolves' recent form
Fulham 3-2 Wolves
Wolves 2-1 Tottenham
Sheffield United 2-1 Wolves
Wolves 2-2 Newcastle
Bournemouth 1-2 Wolves
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.