I’m looking forward to the break.
The season has been traumatic and it feels like a pause suits Wolves probably more than any other club.
Lopetegui can settle in, we can get some players back (hopefully) and by the time it all kicks off again perhaps we’ll be in a better place?
We have the small matter of taking on the league leaders before signing off, which promises more trauma but it’s also an opportunity to raise our game and finish on a serious high.
Let’s get after them lads.
The Gunners really got their recruitment right over the summer but it was clear they were already building up nicely last season.
Even though it fell apart at the end, mainly due to injuries, you could see it was coming together for Mikel Arteta.
They’re organised, they play with intensity and they have that quality in the final third to open defences. With a bit more squad depth now they’re a serious proposition.
Title contenders? I think you have to say yes. We’re nearly halfway now and they’ve answered plenty of questions – most recently seeing off Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
Getting knocked out of the League Cup by Brighton on Wednesday probably wasn’t in the script but that was always going to be a difficult tie, particularly with a shadow team deployed.
With Man City getting the early kick-off, they’ll know what’s required to maintain their position at the top and I expect them to throw everything at us from the first kick.
There are a few unknowns ahead of Steve Davis’ final team selection.
I believe Nelson only had a one-game ban so will be eligible for selection. I’d pick him on the basis we might see a response and in reality we may not have a better option anyway. I’m not sure either Bueno or Ait-Nouri can play on the right and Jonny hobbled off against Leeds suggesting he’s probably out of the equation.
If Matheus Nunes has recovered from his shoulder problem, I’d put him in to try and match their energy in midfield. I was hoping he’d at least be among the substitutes in midweek but hopefully he’s being saved for this and not just saving himself for the World Cup.
I’d play Guedes through the middle and keep Traore in the side just so it gives Arsenal something to think about with running in behind.
Nobody predicted the scoreline against Brighton last time out.
PeteRobbo remains clear at the top of the overall table at the end of Gameweek 14.
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