Wolves travel to the Emirates tomorrow looking for another famous result against title challenging Arsenal.
The Gunners will be hoping to bounce back after surrendering a four goal lead to Newcastle last time out. However they were no doubt buoyed by seeing Man United’s unbeaten run brought to an abrupt end at Molineux hours later.
Arsene Wenger will hope his side avoid a similar slip-up, particularly with a daunting Champions League tie against Barcelona to navigate in midweek.
With that fixture in mind, perhaps Wenger will consider resting a few players, especially those returning from international duty. Could that give Wolves a boost?
It’s worth noting that Arsenal have already suffered 3 league defeats at home this season with Albion, Newcastle and Spurs all leaving with the maximum, so they’re far from invincible.
Still, it goes without saying they’re a quality side and if Fabregas, Nasri and co are on song, it’s tremendously difficult to contain their devastating passing game.
Wolves managed it for 95 minutes last season but fell victim to a last gasp header from Nicklas Bendtner. Similarly, Wolves pushed them all the way at Molineux earlier in the season but ultimately came up short.
Perhaps we’re due the rub of the green against the Gunners?
The Wolves team should pick itself, barring injuries, and I’m expecting to see the same eleven that overcame Man United last Saturday. That would mean a team of:
It’s possible Mick could opt to bring in someone like Dave Edwards, who gets around the pitch and presses the ball, but I think we need to try and keep possession ourselves, so two creative players should aid that game plan.
Well, a surprising number of you correctly predicted we’d beat Man Utd last weekend. Rob, Martin and my esteemed colleague Ben all picked up the maximum for getting the scoreline right. Well done lads!
Super Kev Doyle, Aikiwolves and Exeter Wolf kept the faith but didn’t get the correct score. A single point is your reward.
I’ve decided to abandon all logic this weekend because it obviously doesn’t apply to Wolves.
What the hell hey? 2-1 to the boys in gold.
I’ve gone mad I know.
If you’re heading down to our nation’s capital, have a great time and roar the lads on.
Up The Wolves.