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Was Gibbs-White’s cameo against Tottenham enough to earn a start this weekend?

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Was Gibbs-White’s cameo against Tottenham enough to earn a start this weekend?

Wolves were making life in the Premier League look very easy indeed not so long ago.

Their watertight defence was the foundation of a series of narrow wins that thrust them into the top half and it seemed only a matter of time before their high-octane attack clicked into life.

But the goals have remained hard to come by, while the five-man backline has suddenly struggled to keep out top flight attacks.


It won’t get any easier for Nuno Santo’s side with a trip to face Unai Emery’s Arsenal – enjoying a 13 match unbeaten run – looming on Sunday afternoon. Who should he turn to in order to reverse the current slump?


The obvious answer is Morgan Gibbs-White. The young English midfielder was introduced as Wolves had just gone 3-0 down on Saturday and put in a hugely impressive cameo.

Joao Moutinho’s passing range is impressive but Gibbs-White showcased his own quality on the ball as well as adding energy that can be lacking in a central midfield duo which is not the quickest.

Has he done enough to earn a spot in the side at Arsenal? It remains to be seen, but Santo has a man who can spark his struggling side into life if he uses Gibbs-White correctly and on Wolves’ current form, what does he have to lose by taking the gamble at the Emirates?


NCTJ trained journalist, focusing mainly on a digital football audience.

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