Arsenal take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday night.
The Gunners go into the game off the back of an impressive run of Europa League form that continued with a 3-0 victory over Molde on Thursday night. The result meant that Arsenal qualified for the Round of 32 with two games to spare and have a 100% record after their first four group games of a European campaign for the first time since 2005.
Their performances in the Premier League however, have left a little more to be desired. Mikel Arteta’s side go into Sunday’s match having won just one of their last four matches. They have also failed to score a goal from open play in over eight hours.
In Wolves Arsenal face a tough opponent who they have failed to beat the Emirates since their promotion to Premier League two seasons ago.
It’s a game that Mikel Arteta admitted his side “need to win,” so who will he pick for the occasion? Below football.london ‘s Arsenal experts name the sides they’d pick on Sunday afternoon.
Mikel Arteta will have been happy with his team’s comprehensive win over Molde on Thursday, but knows the real test comes this weekend when Arsenal face Wolves at Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners were rampant in Norway thanks to goals from Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson and Folarin Balogun. It was a case of redemption for Pepe after his red card against Leeds last week and he’ll be hopeful of retaining his place on Sunday.
David Luiz came off at half-time after suffering a minor injury and while he’s doubtful for the match in north London, it looks like Rob Holding will continue his partnership with Gabriel in defence.
Joe Willock has notched the most assists in the Europa League group stage this season (4) and will also be in contention to start, with Thomas Partey still out injured.
Willian faces a late fitness test over a muscle injury and there are doubts over Bukayo Saka which means Reiss Nelson will almost certainly get another chance to impress.