It’s Wolves vs Arsenal at the Molineux tomorrow, and Paul Merson and Chris Sutton have revealed their predictions.
This is the last game before the World Cup, and a win will ensure our status as Premier League leaders until Christmas. That would be an extraordinary achievement, and Sutton and Merson both believe we’ll pick up all three points tomorrow.
Paul Merson and Chris Sutton predict the result of Wolves vs Arsenal
We don’t know what to expect from Wolves tomorrow. Julen Lopetegui has been appointed as their new manager, but he will not be taking charge of the club until Monday.
However, his backroom staff were present at their game against Leeds United midweek. That makes us wonder if the Spaniard will have any say in how Wolves will play against us tomorrow.
Mikel Arteta can only worry about his side. We’ve been sensational all season, and if we play like we did against Chelsea, we should be able to pick up a comfortable win.
Merson and Sutton both think the same.
The former wrote in his column on Sportskeeda: “Arsenal are playing so well at the moment. They looked like title contenders against Chelsea. They knew what they were doing, and they were passing the ball well. That was a big game, and they passed their test quite easily.
“I can’t name a single player of the season for Arsenal so far – that’s how good they’ve been. They’ve become a proper team. I think they’ve got too much for Wolves and should be able to win this game. Prediction: Wolves 1-3 Arsenal.”
Sutton wrote in his column on BBC Sport: “Arsenal played with such confidence when they beat Chelsea last weekend, and Mikel Arteta said afterwards that they are title contenders.
“If that is the case, they will win at Molineux. They should do, because they have got a goal threat and defensive stability too. Prediction: Wolves 0-2 Arsenal.”
The Insider’s View:
On paper, Arsenal are the clear favourites. We’ve been absolutely brilliant this season, and we’ve responded magnificently after every setback.
If that continues, we should be able to return to winning ways after the defeat midweek, but Wolves are a tricky side to face – even without a manager.
The Molineux will be rocking under the lights tomorrow night, with fans excited about what’s in store for the future under a fantastic tactician like Lopetegui.
Hopefully, our quality will prove to be too much for them, and we’ll go into the World Cup as the leaders of the Premier League.