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Arsenal: Predicted XI to face Wolves in the Premier League

Arsenal: Predicted XI to face Wolves in the Premier League - Arsenal News

Arsenal have won their last three games, and their season has gone from looking like a very disappointing mid table finish to now being close to a Europa League spot and only eight points from fourth, per BBC Sport.

Their emphatic 4-0 victory against Norwich will give them great confidence going into their next fixture, but it is a crucial and difficult game as they play high flying Wolves.

Their opponents have had another great season and sit sixth in the division and five points above the Gunners, so a win for Mikel Arteta would be a huge statement.

Here is the Transfer Tavern predicted Arsenal starting XI, which sees Arteta make three changes for the fixture.

The Gunners have kept clean sheets in their last two Premier League fixtures and looked very solid against Norwich, so Arteta will hope he can use the same three centre-backs he used for the last game. Shkodran Mustafi did limp off injured but it looked to just be a precaution so hopefully he should still be in the back line.

Since football has returned, Hector Bellerin has not been at his best and has faced some criticism. Cedric Soares finally made his first appearance for the Gunners since he signed in January and it looked like he has overcome his injury struggles as he was substituted on with around 15 minutes to go, and managed to score a great goal on his debut from outside the box and pick up a 7.8 rating from SofaScore. He could come in for the Spaniard here.

Meanwhile Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos both had great performances in the middle of the pitch, with Xhaka scoring whilst Ceballos was the third highest rated on the pitch, per SofaScore. There is no doubt that they will be in the starting eleven.

The front three is where Arteta probably has his biggest selection dilemma as he has an abundance of talent up front. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will definitely start after his two goals and one assist. Alexandre Lacazette seems to not be performing at his best currently, and he has not scored since football has returned, so the Spaniard could put the captain in his favoured position up front.

Nicolas Pepe should come back into the side as he provides more of a threat than Reiss Nelson which is highlighted by his stats this season as he has scored five and assisted six whereas Nelson hasn’t managed any goals or assists this season, per WhoScored.

With Wolves loving to attack down the right-hand side with Matt Doherty and Adama Traore, Kieran Tierney will need some support in defence, and Bukayo Saka, who has already featured at left-back this season, could be the ideal left-midfielder for this fixture.

Gunners fans, what are your thoughts on this starting eleven? Comment below!

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