Arsenal will lock horns with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates on Thursday night, hoping to pick up all three points on their home turf. The Gunners will be heading into the contest on the back of an encouraging 2-1 win against Brentford, whereas the Wolves recorded a similar 2-1 victory over Leicester City on February 20.
Takehiro Tomiyasu was present in Arsenal’s squad for the match against Brentford, so he might end up being in Arteta’s starting eleven on Thursday if he is fit enough.
Gabriel Martinelli has served his suspension period and should be available for the upcoming fixture.
Mikel Arteta will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game, as Tomiyasu looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-2-3-1 Arsenal Predicted Lineup Vs Wolves
Aaron Ramsdale will continue to operate between the sticks for the upcoming home encounter. The England shot-stopper will hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Thursday.
Gabriel will continue to form the centre-half partnership with Ben White at the heart of Arsenal’s backline.
Kieran Tierney is a guaranteed starter at the left-back position, whereas Takehiro Tomiyasu might fill in on the other flank as the right-back. The duo would be looking to stretch the opposition backline and create meaningful chances for the front-men.
Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey will fulfil the holding midfield positions, with the former occupying a more defensive role. Martin Odegaard will slot into the attacking midfield role.
Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka will accompany Odegaard on either side, playing on the left and right-wing, respectively.
Alexandre Lacazette will lead the line for the hosts against Wolves on Thursday. The French striker will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net when he faces off against the defence that has kept just one clean sheet their last five matches across all competitions.
Eddie Nketiah will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he might be called upon in the latter stages of the game if needed.