Arsenal will look to build on Thursday’s Europa League win over Molde by picking up three points at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday night in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta has had a few injuries to deal with in the opening months of our 2020-21 campaign but made wholesale changes for the trip to Norway during the week to keep the squad fresh for today’s tricky opponents.
We head into tonight’s match with just one win in our last five league games but victory would see us finish the weekend in the top half.
Here are the confirmed lineups for Arsenal versus Wolves:
Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney; Dani Ceballos, Granit Xhaka; Willian, Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Substitutes: Alex Runarsson, Cedric Soares, Rob Holding, Mohamed Elneny, Reiss Nelson, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah
David Luiz played 45 minutes on Thursday but retains his place in the starting XI, this time alongside Gabriel. Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney also return in defence as expected.
Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka almost pick themselves in central midfield due to a number of absentees, though Mohamed Elneny is among the substitutes after his recent self-isolation.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead the line today as both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah both only make the bench. The club captain will be supported by Willian, Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka in attack.
Rui Patricio; Nelson Semedo, Willy Boly, Conor Coady, Marcal; Leander Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho; Adama Traore, Daniel Podence, Pedro Neto; Raul Jimenez
Substitutes: John Ruddy, Ki-Jana Hoever, Max Kilman, Ruben Neves, Vitinha, Rayan Ait-Nouri, Fabio Silva
Nuno goes with a back four tonight, with former Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo and Lyon loanee Marcal both starting.
There’s no place for Ruben Neves in the visitors’ starting lineup but Daniel Podence is one to watch in the central attacking midfield role.
Raul Jimenez has been one of the best striker’s in the Premier League since joining Wolves.