Wolves will hope to pick up their first win against Arsenal in the Premier League when the two sides meet at the Molineux on Wednesday.
The West Midlands outfit have never beaten Arsenal in their previous nine attempts, and arguably have the best chance to change that considering their good home record of late and Arsenal’s poor away form in the Premier League.
Wolves team news
Nuno Espirito Santo will not have to worry about any injury-related absentees going into this game, meaning he will have the privilege of choosing from a fully fit Wolves side.
Predicted Wolves lineup vs Arsenal
Espirito Santo has generally stuck to his trusted defensive trio of Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady and Willy Boly this season and it’s unlikely that combination will change anytime soon.
Romain Saiss will be an option should the Portuguese mastermind look to rotate his squad in midweek.
Matt Doherty is also a guaranteed starter in his preferred right wing-back position, where he will look to whip in crosses into the box.
As for Jonny, he is likely to get the nod ahead of Ruben Vinagre on the opposite flank. Rui Patricio will retain his place in between the sticks for Wolves, and the 31-year-old will be keen to achieve back to back clean sheets in the league.
Unlike Brighton & Hove Albion, Arsenal will definitely provide some serious threat in midfield, meaning Espirito Santo will be forced to start with Leander Dendoncker in midfield.
The Belgian will replace Morgan Gibbs-White in central midfield, though he will operate in a much deeper role.
Dendoncker will be partnered by the trusted midfield duo of Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, whose vast experience will be key as Wolves look to cause yet another upset this week.
Neves, on the other hand, will operate as the ball-carrier in half spaces. His driving runs into the final third will be crucial to Wolves’ attacking game.
Wolves will remain unchanged in attack, meaning Mexican international Raul Jimenez will lead the charge alongside Diogo Jota.
It will be interesting to see how Jimenez fares against the physically astute Sokratis. Jota will look to outsmart Laurent Koscielny and Co. with his clever passes and movement in the final third.