Since the turn of the century this fixture has spelled disaster for Wolves, with this game’s home side Arsenal cruising to nine wins and a draw in ten H2Hs (in all competitions).
Despite three draws in their last four competitive matches, Arsenal have been in great form during recent weeks and are currently unbeaten in 15 games (W12, D3). Moreover across all competitions, goals have been pouring in for the ‘Gunners’, who’ve scored two or more in 12 of their total 17 matches this season.
Curiously, Arsenal are yet to be ahead at half-time this PL campaign. Playing it safe, they’ve walked off at the break with a draw in nine of 11 matches, subsequently converting seven of those into wins. That’s almost double as many as any other top-flight side.
The visitors, meanwhile, have hit a slump. After losing just one of their first eight PL matches, they’ve now lost three in a row and have fallen back into the bottom half of the table. Regardless, with three times the points (15) of their promoted colleagues, Wolves can be reasonably happy with their first-third of the season.
A careful approach to away fixtures has resulted in six-straight Wolves games (in all competitions) ending under 2.5 goals – with both teams scoring on just one occasion.
Players to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has five PL goals in his last four matches, and is the league’s joint top scorer (seven goals) ahead of this round. Meanwhile Raúl Jiménez has three so far, and found the net in Wolves’ last outing.
Stat attack: Four of Arsenal’s six PL home matches have produced precisely four yellow cards.
Arsenal have won more than six corners in just one of their six PL home games.
Just 18% of Wolves’ PL matches so far have produced over 2.5 goals.
Will not play
Referee: Attwell S. (Eng),
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)