Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Lineup: Predicted lineup for the Gunners against the Wolves in the Premier League this weekend.
Unai Emery’s side will host Wolverhampton on Saturday evening. However, the Arsenal boss will have a to make a few decisions regarding the composition of his team. The side is set to go a massive overhaul from the one that played Liverpool in the Carabao Cup recently.
However, Unai Emery will have to make a decision on whether he will field Granit Xhaka or not. The Swiss midfielder was left out from the side on Wednesday. Although, the entire squad was massively rotated for the league cup encounter and as such the exclusion is likely to have no bearing on the playing XI tomorrow.
Returns and recalls
Xhaka has had a frosty relationship with the club since his appointment as the full time captain of the club and their relationship hit a major stumbling block during Arsenal’s encounter with Crystal Palace last weekend.
Xhaka was booed by the Emirates stadium as he walked off the pitch after being substituted. He then responded by swearing at the fans. He has since however, issued an apology. Although it remains to be seen if the fans have accepted it or not.
It will be interesting to see if Emery plays him and more importantly, if he still retains him as the club captain. If Emery decides against starting Xhaka, then it is likely that Lucas Torreira could be handed his first Premier League start in more than a month.
Mesut Ozil’s fine performance in the match against Liverpool could help him earn his spot in the starting XI this weekend. Ozil’s creativity in the middle of the park is what Arsenal have sorely lacked this season. The German could be rewarded with a start by Emery.
Alexandre Lacazette could also be in line for his first start in two months after regaining full fitness. Regular starters like Aubameyang, Pepe and the others should also make a return to the playing XI despite the impressive showing by the Arsenal backups.
Arsenal Predicted Lineup vs Wolverhampton
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Chambers, Luiz, Sokratis, Tierney; Guendouzi, Torreira; Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette
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