Arsenal will finish the most promising and deflating season at the same time in front of the home fans at the Emirates on Sunday at 15:30 GMT when they host Wolves.
With the title gone and second-placed secured, Mikel Arteta’s men will look to give the fans a sendoff for the season, with the fans eager to thank the team for a phenomenal season, albeit one that fell shot in the end.
Wolves will look to secure their midtable position in this final match of the season. They will look to sign off on a high with a win away at the Emirates.
Time for Arsenal’s Debrief
They are not English champions, but they gave their fans and the Premier League, in general, a spectacular title race, going toe to toe with Man City until the dying moments of the season.
Mikel Arteta’s young side gave it their best, but in the end, Man City’s brilliance, quality, and experience shone through. The Gunners will learn from their season and will look to be better next season.
The clash against Wolves will be overshadowed by the overarching sense of pride and disappointment in the Emirates’ stands. The Gunners fans could be proud of how their team acquitted themselves this season and how close they came to ending their wait for a league title.
Mikel Arteta will be focused on ending his side’s two-match losing run in the league but beating Wolves and ending on a winning note. This will bode well for preparations for next season from the manager and the hierarchy, which will begin in earnest at the season’s end.
A Job Well Done for Lopetegui
The job remit when Lopetegui was jettisoned to Wolves was to save the midlands side from the dangers of relegation.
The Spaniard tactician steadied the ship, and the results followed. Wolves are now sitting 13th on the table, 10 points from the relegation zone – job done.Bet here
The clash against Arsenal will be a no-pressure affair for Wolves as they look to take stock of the season with eyes inevitably gazing toward the future and next season.
The impetus will be on Lopetegui and the board to demonstrate ambition and build on the job that the Spaniard has done since he has been at Molineux.
The clash against Arsenal on Sunday will present an opportunity for a statement-making ending to the season, even as Wolves ponder the future.
Mikel Arteta will be without five players in the clash against Wolves.
Mohamed Elneny (knee injury), Takehiro Tomiyasu (knee), Oleksandr Zinchenko (disrupted calf muscle), Gabriel Martinelli (ankle), and William Saliba (back injury) are all out of contention for the home clash with Wolves.
Lopetegui will miss the services of left-winger Chiquinho (cruciate ligament injury), centre-forward Sasa Kalajdzic (cruciate ligament rupture), and defensive midfielder Boubacar Traore (groin).
A. Ramsdale; J. Kiwior, Gabriel, B. White, Thomas; G. Xhaka, Jorginho, M. Odegaard; L. Trossard, G. Jesus, B. Saka
D. Bentley; N. Semedo, N. Collins, C. Dawson, T. Gomes; Adama, R. Neves, J. Gomes, D. Pdence; P. Sarabia, H. Hwang
Arsenal will look to play with swagger and regain their form as they sign off this season in front of the home crowd.
They will press high up the pitch and dominate the middle of the pack. They will leverage the pace down the wings to open the Wolves rearguard and create chances.
Wolves will look to be pragmatic and solid in their approach. They will soak the pressure and look to grow into the match gradually, especially attacking through transitions and set pieces.
Arsenal will win the match and finish the season on a high note.
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