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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal: ‘J Plan’ To Sink Gunners!

Wolverhampton Wanderers Have The Fire Power To Hurt Dodgy Away Day Gunners! Team News. Manager Comments. Stats, And Prediction.

By: Marc Gingell

Last time on the road Arsenal beat Watford 1-0 which meant they kept their first away day Premier League clean sheet of the season. They were helped by a rare Ben Foster mistake and Troy Deeney being sent off in the 11th minute. But they failed to score against the ten men and they could struggle to find the net against a well organised Wolverhampton defence.

In Diogo Jota and Raúl Jiménez Wolverhampton have two players who could test Arsenal’s defence. Jiménez hasn’t scored in his last four appearances whilst Jota came very close against Brighton.

Match Details

24-04 Molineux Stadium Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal
KO:19:45 REF: S Attwell

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News

  • No injuries or suspensions.

Arsenal Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Héctor Bellerín Knee injury. Rob Holding Anterior cruciate ligament. Danny Welbeck Ankle injury.
  • Expected Back 12 May: Aaron Ramsey Hamstring injury.
  • 75% Chance of Playing: Granit Xhaka Groin injury. Denis Suárez Groin Injury.

Opta Stats

  • Wolves have never beaten Arsenal in the Premier League in nine previous attempts (D2 L7), the most they have faced an opponent in the competition without victory.
  • Arsenal haven’t lost against Wolves in any competition since September 1979 in a top-flight clash, winning 16 of the 20 meetings since (D4).
  • Arsenal have won all four of their Premier League matches at Molineux; only at the KCOM Stadium (5) do they have a better 100% win rate at a particular ground in the competition.
  • Wolves have already beaten Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham this season. Only two promoted sides have ever beaten at least four sides to finish that season in the top six in a single Premier League campaign – Sunderland in 1996-97 and Blackburn in 1992-93.
  • Wolves have kept a clean sheet in three of their last five Premier League home games, as many as they had in their first 12 at Molineux this season. They’ve only conceded once in each of the other two games.
  • Wolves are unbeaten in their last six Premier League home games (W4 D2). They last had a longer run without defeat in the top-flight between October 2003-January 2004, when Arsenal eventually ended their eight game unbeaten streak at Molineux.
  • Arsenal won 1-0 in their last Premier League away game – they’ve not won back-to-back league games on the road since October, while they’ve not kept consecutive away league clean sheets since February 2016.
  • Wolves’ Raul Jimenez has been directly involved in seven goals in his 10 Premier League games against the top six Premier League sides this season, scoring four and assisting three.
  • Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been directly involved in 10 goals in his eight Premier League appearances against promoted sides, scoring seven and assisting three. Five of those seven goals and two of the three assists have come away from home.

Prediction

Jota and Jiménez to fire Wolves to victory.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Arsenal 0

 

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