Our live stream ahead of Sunday evening’s Premier League match Arsenal v Wolves is now up, kicking off at 7:15pm.
You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more
In each side’s previous game, Nicolas Pepe repaid Mikel Arteta’s faith by scoring the opening goal in Norway; Reiss Nelson and 19-year-old Folarin Balogun also score to ensure Arsenal reach knockout stages with two games to spare.
Wolves could only draw 1-1- with Southampton. Theo Walcott scored his first Southampton goal in more than 5,000 days but substitute Pedro Neto’s equaliser earned Wolves a point at Molineux to move hosts above Arsenal and Manchester United into ninth place in the Premier League table.
Nuno on the return of supporters
“It’s good to have fans back. It’s important for the game.
“Regarding the situation of ourselves, we are in tier three, so let’s take care of each other so we can have our fans back in Molineux as soon as possible.”
Discussing the challenge posed by the Gunners, Nuno said: “I’m expecting a very tough game, a very difficult game against a very good team, who have good players and a good manager, who play good football.
“We’ve been able to compete well against Arsenal, and now we have to do it again. We have to have a good performance against Arsenal.”
On Conor Coady
Speaking about Conor Coady, Nuno said: “He was really upset. He felt the team played well and he was upset because he couldn’t be out there and help the team.
“It was a tough moment for him, so he was away from his natural environment. He has another chance to break the record.
“It was tough news to have. The moment I was informed that he had to go away from the England squad, it was bad. But you have to find solutions. That’s how I deal with problems, I don’t stick with them, I find solutions.”
On possible banning of heading
With the number of former footballers calling for heading to banned and the PFA calling for heading restrictions in training, questions of whether Nuno agrees were directed his way.
“It’s a very difficult situation because the game requires heading the ball, and as long as the game requires that, we have to do it.
“Even in youth football, it’s part of the game, so how can we take away a part of the game that can be so important?
“I think it’s something that should have further studies so we can have a better opinion. Of course, I cannot ignore that if that’s the case, then we have to do something, but I hope further studies can give us better opinions to give wiser decisions.”
Arteta – Wolves are organised and dominant
“Obviously it is different and you could see the way they finished the second half in the last game [against Southampton],” Mikel Arteta said.
“We know we have to be prepared to go against both situations, in the back three formation they have different options to play as well and they are threat in different areas, so we need to get prepared like we always do.
“[It is] a really tough game, they are one of the most organised teams in the league for sure.
“They have been together for a long time, they have shown in big games against big opponents how difficult they can make it so I am expecting a difficult game against a team that dominates almost every aspect of the game I would say. They know exactly what to do.”
Dani Ceballos knows exactly what to expect from Adama Traore in Sunday’s clash with Wolves.
“I think he’s a very special player that any coach in the world would love to have in their team,” Ceballos told the official matchday programme.
“Apart from the fact that he’s really intimidating in terms of his physique, I think he’s really improved on a technical level and in terms of cutting inside or going wide, plus he scores goals too.
“I think Joao Moutinho is a player we all know about too. He’s so important for Wolves because he brings that stability that a team needs and manages the tempo of games. He’s a very experienced player and he’ll go down in the history of Portuguese football.
“Nuno has a very well-drilled side that is really recognisable in that 5-3-2 or 5-2-3 formation. They have a really clear style. I don’t think there are many other teams in the Premier League that are as well-drilled as they are.
“They’ve started very well this season and last year they only missed out on the Europa League because we won the FA Cup. If we want to get a good result, we’re going to need to be at 100 per cent.”
Arsenal Premier League form: WLLWLD
Arsenal form (all competitions): WWWLDW
Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League form: WWDWLD
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Ceballos, Xhaka; Nelson, Willock, Aubameyang; Lacazette
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Boly, Coady, Kilman; Semedo, Moutinho, Neves, Ait-Nouri; Neto, Podence; Jimenez
Under 2.5 Goals – 5/8 with FanTeam
Arsenal and Wolves are both underperforming in the goals scored department. Neither side are looking lethal right now and chances are coming at a premium.
Conversely, their defences have faired well so far this season and look well-equipped to deal with one another’s blunt attacks. These two well-matched sides are unlikely to have much between them and a low-scoring game is certainly on the cards.
Mark Lawrenson’s prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Wolves
Right time to take a look at our Arsenal v Wolves live match stream as it happens with kick off at 7:15pm BST on Sunday…