Nuno Espirito Santo will hope that, on his 150th match in charge at Molineux, his side can make it four straight wins against a revived Arsenal – a feat not achieved by a Wolves side in the top-flight since 1972.
Despite a concerning restart by the Gunners, they’ve won their last three matches and were impressive in their 4-0 win over Norwich City on Wednesday.
A win in the 5:30 pm kick-off could see Wolves momentarily move into the top four.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Face Arsenal in Race for Europe
Arsenal Need to Break Down the Wolves Wall
If Mikel Arteta’s side wishes to continue their resurgence in form then, they will have to find a way through Wolves’ seemingly watertight defence. The Midlands club have not conceded since Premier League football returned.
Currently sat in sixth-place, Wolves have been remarkably efficient in their last three matches, scoring just four goals.
Arsenal, who sit in eighth-place and are six points adrift of their hosts, have not won consecutive away matches since August.
However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice and set up another in their demolition of Norwich; if the striker continues his good form then Arsenal may provide a stern test for Nuno’s side.
The Gabon international currently sits tied for the golden boot on 19 goals; he needs just one more to join Thierry Henry as the only Arsenal players to score 20 goals in consecutive Premier League seasons.
Wolves Impressive Against the Top Teams
Wolves have a superb record against last season’s top five teams, having yet to lose to any of them.
The Wanderers have won five and drawn seven against the league’s best.
A key part of this success is Raul Jimenez; the Mexican striker is the Premier League’s top-scoring player in all competitions this season with 24 goals.
The reverse fixture, that took place all the way back in November, ended in a 1-1 stalemate with both Aubameyang and Jimenez on the scoresheet.
Including the clash at the Emirates, Wolves are unbeaten against the Gunners in three matches.
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