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ARS vs WOL, EPL 2021/22: MPL Preview, Predictions, & Fantasy Team

Arsenal will be looking for their second victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers in less than a month when Bruno Lage’s side travel to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday for a Premier League encounter.

Arsenal triumphed 1-0 at Molineux on February 10 and go into the midweek match one spot and two points ahead of their opponents, despite having played one game less than their opponents.

On a day when some Arsenal fans thought they had been wronged by as many as four penalty decisions being waved away by Jonathan Moss and Lee Mason in the video assistant referee office, the Gunners looked to their Hale End prospects to convert a strong performance against Brentford into three points.

Brentford was able to put a frustrating first 45 minutes behind them thanks to goals from Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. Christian Norgaard scored an injury-time consolation goal, but it was too little, too late for the Bees to replicate their victory over Arsenal.

Even though Arsenal’s start in January was less than stellar, they have started February with two wins from two in the Premier League and could be considered the leaders of the top-four chase pack. Arsenal is currently in sixth place, four points behind Manchester United with three games left to play.

The absence of European competition now appears to be working in Arsenal’s favour as they seek to end their five-year absence from the Champions League. Only Liverpool can boast a better defensive record than Arsenal – who could move up to fifth if they win here on their home ground.

Mikel Arteta’s side has conceded just nine goals at the Emirates this season, and their 26 points at home rank third in the Premier League behind only Liverpool and Manchester City. However, Wolves are no strangers to claiming victories in the capital, having won three of their last four matches in the capital.

Few would have predicted Wolves to finish in the top four at the start of the season, but Lage’s side are indisputably viable candidates for a position among the elite, and their slim victory against Leicester City on Sunday gave them a boost in their ambitions of qualifying for the Champions League.

Ademola Lookman equalised a typical Ruben Neves thunderbolt before Daniel Podence netted his first goal of an injury-plagued season to give Wolves their second straight league victory after a strong performance against Tottenham Hotspur.

It is far from over, but the Wolves can take comfort in their seventh-place finish in the Premier League standings, and the fifth position will be theirs for the time being if they come out on top against Arsenal.

Tottenham is still on their tails, but Lage’s men come to the Emirates Stadium having won each of their past four away games in the Premier League and with a measure of vengeance to exact after events earlier this month in the league.

Wolves have not lost to Arsenal at the Emirates since regaining promotion to the Premier League in 2018 – a 2-1 victory last season that was overshadowed by Raul Jimenez’s horrific head injury.

Arsenal is now in sixth place in the Premier League, and it has become clear that the club has made strides under Mikel Arteta’s guidance this season. After a spate of uneven performances last season prompted concerns about Arteta’s preparedness for the post, Arsenal has put together a number of strong showings this season.

The Gunners would obviously like to compete in European competition next season, but their failure to buy a striker in January might prove costly. Prior to his transfer to Juventus, Dusan Vlahovic of Fiorentina was strongly connected with the position, with Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak both mentioned as potential candidates. None of these came to fruition.

During this season’s Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers have been one of the best teams in the league. Wolves are now in 7th place in the Premier League, two points behind Arsenal, thanks to the great management with Bruno Lage at the helm.

ARS vs WOL, EPL 2021/22 

Date: 25th February 2022

Time: 1:15 AM IST

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Form:

Arsenal Premier League form:

  • W-W-L-D-W-W

Arsenal form (all competitions):

  • L-D-L-D -W-W

Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League form:

  • W-W-W-L-W-W

Wolverhampton Wanderers form (all competitions):

  • W-W-L-L-W-W

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Arsenal wins: 59

Draws: 28

Wolves win: 32

TEAM NEWS:

Takehiro Tomiyasu returned to the starting lineup against Brentford. However, Cedric Soares’ strong form may keep him in Arteta’s first-team plans for the foreseeable future.

Despite the fact that Gabriel Martinelli’s return from the suspension may complicate matters, Emile Smith Rowe played an important role, scoring the game’s first goal.

Lage has a nearly complete healthy group to select from when it comes to Wolves.

Arsenal possible starting lineup:

Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Lacazette

Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:

Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Dendoncker, Marcal; Trincao, Jimenez, Podence

PREDICTIONS:

Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers are expected to play a competitive game, with Arsenal having a little advantage. The Gunners have already shown that though they have a fairly young side, they can step up when needed. With that being said, the team will want to take all three points from this fixture yet again.

Score Prediction: ARS 2-1 WOL

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