Wolves will be looking to get back to winning ways as they head to north London to battle Arsenal this evening.
Nuno Santo’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton on Monday, meaning they have won just one of their last four Premier League outings.
For the first time at the Midlands club, the Portuguese boss named a back four over his usual 3-4-3/3-5-2 system due to the absence of skipper Conor Coady.
The Gunners, however, come into this on the back of an emphatic win in Europe on Thursday evening, so what sort of Wolves side will we see at the Emirates?
Here’s the XI we are predicting…
Nuno could make as many as three changes knowing a win for either side would push them back towards the top seven.
He should be able to welcome back his talismanic captain to the starting line up. He was able to play against the Saints, but wasn’t risked due to a lack of game time in the build-up.
Coady will take his place in the middle of a back three, in between Willy Boly and Max Kilman whilst Nelson Semedo continues at right wing-back. However, the £22.5m-rated England international’s return leaves a decision to make on the left.
Rayan Ait-Nouri may well be dropped for the experience of Marcal.
In midfield, the switch back to a two-man engine room means someone needs to be axed and after an underwhelming showing last week, it’s Ruben Neves who gets the chop, meaning Joao Moutinho will pair Leander Dendoncker.
The final change could see Pedro Neto handed a start having been dropped against the Saints. He delivered the crucial assist for Raul Jimenez to tie things up, his fourth goal contribution of the season.
He is likely to come in for Adama Traore, who hasn’t scored or assisted since the Bournemouth win back in June.
It means Daniel Podence keeps his place with the Portuguese duo playing in behind the Old Gold marksman, Jimenez, once again.
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