4-2-3-1: Arsenal predicted XI to face Wolves

Arsenal return from Europa League action away to Mold on Thursday evening to host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday night.

Victory for either side would see them end the weekend back in the top half.

Mikel Arteta has had to deal with a number of defensive and central midfield injuries already this campaign but getting goals out of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also been tough in recent weeks.

Here is the Arsenal team I think we’ll see facing Wolves, as per Sorare Review:

Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno
No reason why the German won’t remain between the sticks against the West Midlands club.

Defence: Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney
David Luiz only played the first 45 minutes on Thursday so I think by virtue of being replaced at half-time he’ll start this game too. Gabriel is our first choice centre-back these days. Kieran Tierney was a surprising introduction in the final 20 minutes at Molde midweek but should keep his place for this one, especially with Sead Kolasinac still self-isolating. Hector Bellerin is fresh to start on the right.

Midfield: Dani Ceballos, Granit Xhaka; Willian, Joe Willock, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Dani Ceballos should start alongside Granit Xhaka by default as Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are both absent. Joe Willock has been in fine form of late so could continue in an attacking midfield role this weekend too. Willian picked up a knock versus Leeds but should be available to start this one. I think Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will start this one out wide, looking to cause problems for Wolves’ right wing back.

Striker: Alexandre Lacazette
Eddie Nketiah was wasteful in Europe and Alexandre Lacazette was rested, so it all points to the latter starting this one.

Here’s how I see us lining up: