Team news and stats ahead of Wolves vs Arsenal in the Premier League on Tuesday; Kick-off at 6 p.m.
Wolves sweat at the fitness of Romain Saiss, who missed the defeat at Crystal Palace with an unspecified blow.
Rayan Ait-Nouri remains out after a kidnap problem against Chelsea. The full-backs Marcal (groin) and Jonny (knee) are out as well as striker Raul Jimenez (broken skull).
Mikel Arteta has announced that Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka are doubtful whether to return arsenal on Tuesday. The pair missed out on Saturday night’s goalless draw with Manchester United as Saka struggled with a hip problem while Tierney was sidelined with a calf problem.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed the weekend draw due to his mother’s health concerns and is currently in quarantine but may be available.
Alexandre Lacazette was hospitalized after Saturday’s game after landing hard after a challenge with Harry Maguire but was given permission to continue the game.
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Jones Knows’ prediction
After an 80-game run without a 0-0 home draw, Arsenal have played two games in their last three games at The Emirates. Mikel Arteta’s style is still heavily defensive, which is by no means bad in the long run. Arsenal have longed to hit hard for years and Arteta may have just solved that problem. However, this pragmatic approach sometimes makes it difficult to observe them, which wolves can also be blamed for.
On Saturday, they were only the third team in the last six years to stand no chance in half of the game against Crystal Palace.
Any positive result will be enough for Nuno Espirito Santo for the moment. This could be the same path as the defensive 0-0 win against Chelsea last midweek.
JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 0-0 (15/2 with Sky Bet)
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- After their 2-1 win in the Emirates in the second leg, the Wolves want to end their first league double against Arsenal since 1978/79.
- Arsenal have won eight of their last ten top away games against Wolves (D1 L1), as many as in their last 30 visits to Molineux (D8 L14).
- Wolves have lost their last two home games in the Premier League, most recently three in a row at Molineux in November 2018.
- Arsenal have won each of their last three Premier League away games, more than their last nine on the road (W2 D1 L6). The Gunners have not won four away games in a row under Arsène Wenger since October 2016.
- The Wolves have conceded just one goal in their last 14 Premier League games in a goalless draw with Chelsea last month. Now only Fulham (10) has been on the road longer without a Premier League win than Wolves (8 – D3 L5).
- Since Christmas, Arsenal have averaged 14.9 shots per Premier League game (5.7 on target) and an expected goal average (xG) of 1.8 per game. Before Christmas, the Gunners averaged 10.4 shots per game (3.3 on target) with an xG average of 1.1.
- Only Manchester City (13) have conceded fewer goals in the Premier League this season than Arsenal (20), who have only scored one goal in the last six games of the competition.
- Since Raúl Jiménez last scored for Wolves at Molineux against Newcastle, eight of his ten home goals in all competitions have been scored by different players: Rayan Ait Nouri, Daniel Podence x2, Pedro Neto x2, Roman Saiss, Adama Traore, Ruben Neves and Fabio Silva and Willy Boly.
- Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been directly involved in four goals (2 goals, 2 assists) in his last three away games in the Premier League and scored one in his last two games. Saka could become the third youngest player in Premier League history to score in three consecutive away games (19y 150d), after Wayne Rooney in 2004 (18y 172d) and Robbie Fowler in 1994 (19y 133d).
- Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has scored one goal in each of his last three away games in the Premier League, scoring a total of four goals. His previous four away goals in the competition came over a period of 25 games between March 2019 and December 2020.