Wolves vs Arsenal preview: Prediction, team news & lineups

  • Arsenal travel to Wolves on Saturday needing to return to winning ways
  • Gunners endured wretched eight days as they exited Europe
  • Wolves set for mid-table finish
Arsenal travel to Molineux on Saturday night
Arsenal travel to Molineux on Saturday night / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Only three points will do for Arsenal as they visit Molineux on Saturday night to take on Gary O'Neil's Wolves.

The Gunners' April curse is wreaking havoc once more, with the club enduring a wretched eight days in the lead-up to this contest. After losing to Aston Villa at the Emirates last weekend, Arsenal exited the Champions League in midweek. Joshua Kimmich's header saw Bayern Munich progress into the semi-finals at the Gunners' expense.

The manner of the club's recent malaise will certainly concern the fanbase given that Mikel Arteta's side are well in the Premier League title race. Arsenal have faded considerably in their two recent defeats, struggling to muster any momentum in the latter stages of each contest.

Can Arteta rally his troops following their midweek disappointment?

Wolves have fallen flat after dramatically succumbing in the FA Cup quarter-finals to Coventry, with O'Neil's side failing to win any of their previous four Premier League outings. Their recent dip has reduced their chances of qualifying for Europe considerably, but many predicted far worse than a mid-table finish for Wolves before the campaign got underway.

Here's our preview of Saturday's game.

How to watch Wolves vs Arsenal on TV

  • When is kick-off? Saturday 20 April
  • What time is kick-off? 19:30 (GMT)
  • Where is it played? Molineux
  • TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Ultra HD, SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Main Event (UK) / nbcsports.com, UNIVERSO, USA Network, NBC Sports App (UK) / fuboTV (Canada)
  • Referee? Paul Tierney

Wolves team news

Arsenal transfer target Pedro Neto is out of action until May, so we should see Matheus Cunha partner either Pablo Sarabia or Hwang Hee-Chan up top on Saturday.

Craig Dawson and Rayan Ait-Nouri are doubts. The latter has been in superb form this season, but he missed last weekend's draw at Nottingham Forest with a calf injury.

Jean-Ricner Bellegarde will likely miss out.

Arsenal team news

Thomas Partey
Thomas Partey has made just one start since returning from a foot injury / Sportsphoto/Allstar/GettyImages

There weren't any fresh injury concerns from Wednesday's defeat in Munich, but Arteta will likely make a couple of changes to his XI.

The Spaniard has been reluctant to use the extremities of his squad, but we could see a couple make rare starts at Molineux. Thomas Partey could make the team, replacing Jorginho, while Takehiro Tomiyasu should retain his place.

Leandro Trossard could come in for Gabriel Martinelli, whose struggles continued in midweek. Jurrien Timber isn't ready just yet to return to the fold.

Wolves vs Arsenal predicted lineups

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

Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Partey, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Havertz, Trossard.

Wolves' recent form





Nottingham Forest 2-2 Wolves

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Wolves 1-2 West Ham

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Burnley 1-1 Wolves

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Aston Villa 2-0 Wolves

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Wolves 2-3 Coventry

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Arsenal's recent form





Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal

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Arsenal 0-2 Aston Villa

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Arsenal 2-2 Bayern Munich

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Brighton 0-3 Arsenal

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Arsenal 2-0 Luton Town

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Wolves vs Arsenal score prediction

It's going to be so hard for Arsenal to go again after a such a tough eight days. Wolves can be plucky opponents, especially at Molineux, although they, too, are in a bit of a rut.

The absence of Pedro Neto limits their ability on the counter, but Matheus Cunha's recent return has provided a notable boost in attack. Cunha is good enough to lead Wolves' transitions on his own.

O'Neil's astuteness and his side's stubborn block will test Arsenal's possession play in the final third, with the Gunners struggling to penetrate in their recent defeats. The visitors need a win, but I think their woes could get compounded on Saturday. They look flat on their feet.

Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Arsenal