PL: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal | Saturday 4th July | KO: 17:30 BST | Sky Sports

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Match prediction

  1. Arsenal win

    31 vote(s)
    52.5%
  2. Draw

    14 vote(s)
    23.7%
  3. Wolverhampton Wanderers win

    14 vote(s)
    23.7%
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  1. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    I'd go with
    Emi
    Mustafi-Luiz-Tierney
    AMN-Ceballos-Xhaka-Saka
    Pepe-Nketiah-Auba

    Tierney did well vs Adama in the reverse fixture, don't want him bombing forward like he is currently doing at LWB. I'm more worried about Raul Jimenez than Adama tbh. Raul perfect player to bully our CBs.
     
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  2. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    If we are playing 4 at the back, please no Luiz-Mustafi together. Sokratis can play IMO with one of them.
     
  3. ArsenalFever

    ArsenalFever Active Member

    I'd go with the same team that started yesterday barring Pepe for Nelson, Saka with a cameo from the bench.
    Maybe Sokratis depending on match sharpness.
     
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  4. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    I think it’ll be:

    Martinez
    AMN Mustafi Luiz Tierney
    Xhaka Ceballos
    —— Saka
    Pepe Nketiah Auba


    But I’d rather a 3-4-3. In which case Tierney would have to be dropped in favour of Saka. Can’t see him playing at CB. Kola can.
     
  5. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    We'll try and match wolves formation and it's seem working well with us defensively it'll limit the danger of Jimenez and Traore the problem we'll face mostly in midfield because Neves moutinho are more solid than xhaka Ceballos or Torreira
     
  6. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    If Lacazette isn’t going to score at home against Norwich I’d be shocked to see it happen at Molineux.

    Only problem with Auba-Nketiah-Pepe is that’s a front three that can’t really create and is most effective close to the goal.

    Need Saka in there for me somewhere, probably at the expense of Nketiah but Arteta doesn’t seem to like Auba through the middle.

    Emi
    Mustafi - Luiz - Kolasinac
    Cedric - Xhaka - Ceballos - Tierney
    Pepe - Aubameyang - Saka
     
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  7. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    Switch
    Luiz for Holding
    Nelson for Pepe
    Lacca for Saka
     
  8. GoonerJay24

    GoonerJay24 Well-Known Member

    I actually think Guendouzi would be better suited for this one over Ceballos; a big away game where we'll need players who are willing to compete

    Martinez
    Holding Mustafi Kolasinac
    Cedric Guendouzi Xhaka Saka
    Willock
    Pepe Aubamayang
     
  9. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    Guendouzi gives the ball away every 2 minutes. That's the absolute last thing we need against a team that plays on the counter as well as Wolves. I'd be tempted to put AMN in place of Guendouzi. It's critical to have players in midfield with recovery pace when you know you'll be countered at every opportunity.
     
  10. GunnerBP

    GunnerBP Well-Known Member Trusted

    Martinez
    Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney
    Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka
    Pepe, Nketiah, Auba

    I'm actually feeling pretty confident going into this match.

    Wolves have won three in a row, but they've played West Ham, Bournemouth, and Villa and none of the wins have been convincing. They beat West Ham 2-0 and won the other two 1-0. They've had a really favorable schedule.

    Tierney will need to have a big match because Traore will be coming at him. They will constantly be a threat on the counter, but Pepe, Nketiah, and Auba will give their defense a lot of problems. The midfield battle will be huge, so Xhaka and Ceballos need to dominate possession.

    I think we can win this.
     
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  11. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    So true! Laca is perhaps the best out of our FWs for bringing others into play.
     
  12. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    My preferred lineup aswell.
    Not worried about Traore tbh as Tierney always seems up for it and gives 110% each time out.

    Biggest issue is the potential for Arsenal’s CBs to gift chances to the opposition, but at the same time hopefully the run of opposing keepers gifting Arsenal’s strikers actual goals in the league keeps up too.
     
  13. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Thread Merchant

    Don't think Nuno will make the mistake again of playing Adama twice on the right against us. First time he tried it this season, KT rendered him impotent the entire time he was in the pitch.

    Think he'll play on the left opposite AMN or Bellerin or Cedric.

    You forget that KT is one of the best tackling LB in Europe
     
  14. Get These Hands

    Get These Hands Off of my purse !

    Tough match this.
     
  15. Kysus

    Kysus Well-Known Member

    Should let them have the ball.
    If we go for the 343 I want Xhaka and Saka in the middle and Auba/Nketiah /Pepe up top.

    Kill them on the counter.
     
  16. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Pepe, Auba, Saka is our strongest attacking line up by a distance. Arteta’s refusal to even consider Auba over Laca or Eddie through the middle blows my mind. I get that he likes a fixed CF rather than a roaming one but that should never come at the expense of a guy who’s just an outright better, more clinical centre forward.

    He’s a central defender’s worst nightmare.
     
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  17. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Aren't Lacazette and Eddie more "roaming" types than Auba though?
     
  18. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Norwich was a good result and a decent performance, but this is a real test. Wolves aren't gonna hand us two goals on a plate like Norwich did.
     
  19. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    A hard fought win against Wolves from a Double winning season, the 1998 team is arguably our most complete team ever...



    ...love Overmars at 3:55, goes past 3 players so easily and should have had a pen (though I think Big Dave ((who seemed to have a bit of a nightmare in this game)) should have given one away too) Vieira was just the best!
     
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  20. L3T5 PL4Y

    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

    This looks like a serious tough and testing match. Should tell a lot about the the individual and collective state of the players as well as Arteta's management.
     
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