Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal Live Commentary & Result, 02/02/2021, Premier League



Since Christmas Day, Arsenal have averaged 14.9 shots per Premier League game (5.7 on target), and have an expected goals (xG) average of 1.8 per game. Before Christmas, the Gunners were averaging 10.4 shots per game (3.3 on target), with an xG average of 1.1.

Since Jimenez last scored for Wolves at Molineux against Newcastle, eight of their 10 home goals in all competitions have been scored by different players: Ait-Nouri, Podence (2), Neto (2), Saiss, Traore, Neves, Silva and Boly.

Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta makes just one alteration to the side that drew 0-0 with Manchester United in their last outing. Martinelli drops to the bench, with the fit-again Saka taking his place. Kieran Tierney, Pablo Mari and Mat Ryan are sidelined with injuries, while club captain Aubameyang returns to the bench.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo makes two changes to the side that suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace last time out. Hoever and Dendoncker drop to the bench and are replaced in the starting line-up by Traore and Neves. Rayan Ait-Nouri, Romain Saiss, Fernando Marcal, Raul Jimenez and Jonny are all ruled out through injury. 

Arsenal substitutes: Runar Alex Runarsson, Willian, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli, Calum Chambers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabriel, Mohamed Elneny, Dani Ceballos.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, David Luiz, Cedric Soares; Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe; Alexandre Lacazette.

Wolves substitutes: Owen Otasowie, Fabio Silva, Lewis Richards, Morgan Gibbs-White, Leander Dendoncker, Ki-Jana Hoever, Vitinha, John Ruddy.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Rui Patricio; Willy Boly, Conor Coady, Max Kilman; Adama Traore, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Nelson Semedo; Pedro Neto, Willian Jose, Daniel Podence.

An out-of-sorts Wolves – who are winless in their last eight Premier League games – will be hoping to shake off their recent malaise as they host an Arsenal side that are unbeaten in their last seven in the league.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Wolves and Arsenal at Molineux. 



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