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Arsenal predicted XI v Wolves: Elneny and Nelson start; Willian benched

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Arsenal predicted XI v Wolves: Elneny and Nelson start; Willian benched

Arsenal play Wolves at the Emirates Stadium tonight as they look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

The Gunners drew 0-0 with Leeds United last weekend, despite playing for the majority of the second half with 10-men after Nicolas Pepe’s dismissal.

Mikel Arteta sees his Arsenal side languish in the bottom half of the table and is in desperate need of a win or two in the league.

Ahead of tonight’s contest, we looked at a potential line-up that the Arsenal boss could utilise.

In goal and back three

Having struggled to utilise a 4-2-3-1 against Aston Villa and Leeds, Arsenal could revert to a 3-4-3 system against Wolves.

Bernd Leno will start in goal and continue as an ever-present in the Premier League this season.

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Gabriel has been a solid signing since his arrival from Lille in the summer.

The Brazilian defender will probably be flanked by Rob Holding and the left-footed balance of Kieran Tierney at the heart of a back three.

In midfield

Mohamed Elneny missed out last week at Elland Road but he could return against Wolves.

The £50,000-a-week player has been a surprise Arsenal package this season, with his future seemingly uncertain prior to the current campaign.


He seems likely to play at the heart of a flat midfield four, with Dani Ceballos playing a central role alongside him.

Hector Bellerin played well against Leeds and should operate as a right-wing back.

On the left, Ainsley Maitland-Niles will probably get the chance to show Wolves what they missed out on – with Nuno Espirito Santo close to landing the player during the transfer window.

In attack

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should get the nod to start through the middle with Arteta seemingly over the experiment to play him out wide.

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Bukayo Saka is available once again and should start the game to give the Gunners an injection of pace.

Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah could settle for a place on the bench as Arteta springs a surprise out wide.

Academy gem Reiss Nelson was brilliant against Molde in the week. He could start as Arteta aims to solve a creativity concern in the attack.

Here is how Arteta’s team could look tonight.

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