When Wolverhampton Wanderers played Arsenal in the Premier League at Molineux last term, the West Midlands team ran out rather comfortable 3-1 winners, thanks to three goals in the first half from Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota before Sokratis netted a consolation in the second period (as per Sky Sports).
Will Wolves beat Arsenal?
The latter produced a man-of-the-match display and he will surely be a key man again if Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are to repeat the trick and beat the Gunners, who were managed by Unai Emery back then, with Mikel Arteta now in charge.
The Spanish boss is likely to stick with the 3-4-3 system that worked so well for him in their 4-0 home thrashing of Daniel Farke’s Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium, meaning that Nuno could match him with the same formation, with Jota playing on the left wing.
This could spell trouble on the right-hand side for the Gooners if Hector Bellerin resumes his place at right wing-back. The 25-year old has been dribbled past 1.4 times on average per game in the Premier League so far in the 2019/20 season and only wins 3.4 duels a match compared to Jota’s 5.8, according to Sofascore.
The Portuguese international also averages 2.1 successful dribbles per league game and so could use this ability to win the battle against Bellerin in the match.
Shkodran Mustafi also played on the right-hand side of the three central defenders against the Canaries but had to come off injured, meaning that a new centre-back may be thrown straight into the deep end, as Jota could be sent to pounce on that side of Arsenal’s defence.
The 23-year old seems like he could be a key man again for Wolves if they are to repeat their 2018/19 triumph over Arsenal tomorrow.
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