Wolves were expected to do well this season, but nobody could have predicted just how well it’s gone for the newly promoted side.
After 32 games the reigning Championship title holders are seventh in the league table, 13 points behind the top six and 19 points ahead of the relegation zone. It has been an unbelievable season for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, who also find themselves in the FA Cup semi-final this weekend against Watford.
Wolves have been a breath of fresh air in the Premier League this season, but their most incredible feat so far since their return to the English top-flight has been their ability to get results over the top six.
This season alone, the West Midland’s side have beaten Chelsea, Tottenham and most recently Manchester United, as well as holding on against Manchester City and Arsenal, and for the Gunners, their upcoming trip to the Black Country could define their finishing place in the league table.
Unai Emery’s side have found themselves in third in the Premier League table after an upturn in fortunes in results as well as other teams in the top six slipping up in the right games, allowing the Gunners to re-enter the race for Champions League football when all hope looked lost not too long ago.
On paper, the Gunners have the easiest run-in out of the four teams going for the final two Champions League spots in the league, but this is Arsenal we’re talking about, and when the going gets tough, the north London club bottle it, and when looking at their remaining fixtures it’s hard not to be nervous for the game against Wolves on the 24th.
Wolves’ great record against the top six aside, Arsenal are a team who have found it hard to get results on the road. Although fortunes this season have been a lot better this season compared to last, the Gunners still find it difficult to get wins away from the Emirates, something that is holding the club back from entering the elite bracket of Premier League teams.
Five wins on the road all season and zero clean sheets make for hard reading for Arsenal fans, who have to endure five games away from home in their final seven matches, and with what we’ve seen Wolves do to teams in the top-six this season, the Gunners must be cautious when they head to Molineux in a few weeks time.
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