Having secured a 2-1 win over Leicester City in their previous Premier League outing at the weekend, Wolves are back in action tonight for a midweek clash against Arsenal.
With Wolves manager Bruno Lage revealing in his latest press conference that he will have a fully fit squad available at his disposal for the match against Mikel Arteta’s side, there could be a number of potential combinations for the boss.
However, here’s how we feel the Old Gold could line up…
Taking into account how he’s played in every Premier League game for the Midlands club this season and kept nine clean sheets in the process, it seems likely that summer signing Jose Sa will keep his place in the team between the sticks to see if he can keep the Gunners from scoring.
In a back front three ahead of Sa, we think Lage will once again stick with the defensive trio of Romain Saiss, Max Kilman and club captain Conor Coady.
For the full-back positions, despite coming off with an injury against Leicester we can see Rayan Ait-Nouri starting on the left with Nelson Semedo on the right.
In midfield, having scored the opener against the Foxes, it seems likely that Ruben Neves will keep his place in the team alongside his fellow countryman Joao Moutinho.
Then for the front three, having also got his name on the scoresheet last time out, Daniel Podence will no doubt be looking to add another league goal to his tally for the season, making it’s likely for Lage to keep him in the team next to striker Raul Jimenez in the middle.
Finally, after making his long-awaited return to action last weekend after missing 31 games with a serious knee injury, Pedro Neto could be in line to make his first league start of the season, which we think should be in Lage’s thinking this evening, coming in for the £75k-per-week Leander Dendoncker.
Whether Lage goes with this exact XI that we have suggested or not, this is still a big game for both sides and their chances of securing European football with Arsenal only two points and one place above the Old Gold in the league table.