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Premier League Gameweek 24
Feb 10, 2022 KO: 19:45

Wolves - Arsenal

Molineux Stadium Wolverhampton
Referee: Michael Oliver
  25' Gabriel

Match preview

Tomiyasu out? - How Arsenal could line up against Wolves

Arsenal could be without influential defender Takehiro Tomiyasu for this Thursday's Premier League clash against Wolves

Arsenal will likely be without influential defender Takehiro Tomiyasu for this week's Premier League clash against Wolves at Molineux.

The right-back has been struggling with a calf injury over the last couple of months and aggravated the problem again last month which has led to another spell on the sidelines.

Though his fitness is improving, he did not travel with the Arsenal squad to Dubai for warm-weather training, with Mikel Arteta set to be careful with the player's return.

Arsenal have been boosted by the return of Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey who will both be available again after serving suspensions.

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Nicolas Pepe joined the team in Dubai following Africa Cup of Nations duties, but Mohamed Elneny is yet to return.

Aaron Ramsdale will start in goal behind a likely back four of Cedric, Gabriel, Ben White and Kieran Tierney.

Xhaka and Partey will take their positions as the first choice central midfield pairing.

Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka will be the likely attacking midfield three.

With striker options extremely limited for Arteta following the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Spaniard must choose between Eddie Nketiah, Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli.

Martinelli has usually been deployed on the wing this season but might be given the nod up top.

Arsenal predicted XI versus Wolves

Match statistics

Wolves
Statistics
Arsenal
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
10
10
Draws
4
4
Losses
6
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
22
35
Goals Per Game
1.10
1.75
More > 2.5 Goals
7
10
More > 3 Goals
3
7
Scored First in a Match
10
14
Scored Both Halves
4
7
Won More > 1 Goal
2
9
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
16
19
Did Not Score
8
6
Both Teams Scored
7
7
Kept Clean Sheet
8
10
Won Without Conceding
5
7
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
8.85
14
Shots on Target
3.32
5.42
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.11
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.07
2.19
Penalties
0.05
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.40
0.50
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
12
12
Shots on Target Conceded
4.15
4.10
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.07
0.08
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.75
9.05
Yellow Cards
1.50
1.45
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

  1. Knee Injury image description
  2. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  3. Knee Injury image description
  4. Hip/Thigh Injury image description