Two sides who saw their EFL Cup ambitions cut short in midweek, Arsenal will look to improve on the dampening mood in North London when Wolves travel to the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
Throwing away a golden opportunity to snatch a victory over Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday before suffering penalties heartbreak, their dramatic 5-5 draw on Merseyside leaves Unai Emery’s men with just a single win in their last four matches across all competitions.
On the flip side, while Wolves may have also seen Aston Villa grab an EFL Cup quarter-final spot along with Midlands bragging right in midweek, they do have plenty of positives to take away entering November.
Unbeaten in their last five Premier League appearances and with their sights set on ending the weekend in the top half, Saturday’s guests should also be boosted by their most recent meeting against the Gunners.
When the two sides met back in April, Wolves bagged a 3-1 victory at Molineux and you might be interested to know that the Oranges can be found at 15/4 with Ladbrokes to come out on top this weekend.
The pressure mounts on Emery
Throwing away a pair of two-goal leads at Anfield on Wednesday and gaining a growing reputation for their inability to see out a victory, the pressure is really starting to mount on Head Coach Unai Emery.
Also watching Crystal Palace come from two goals behind to snatch a point at the Emirates last weekend, the more vocal section around North London are calling on the departure of the former PSG boss.
With their continued issues being highlighted by a 1-0 defeat away at Premier League returners Sheffield United a fortnight ago, Emery can now be found at 5/1 with Betfair to be the next manager hit with the boot.
Unsurprisingly, a huge part of Arsenal’s continued issues, much like last season, has come down to some glaring struggles at the back.
Shipping five against a Liverpool side riddled with inexperienced graduates in midweek, the Gunners have now shipped at least a pair of goals in each of their last three appearances, including conceding a brace against Portuguese outfit Vitoria last week.
Recording just one top-flight clean sheet at the Emirates in their last seven attempts, you might be interested to know that Arsenal are pencilled in at 9/4 with Bet365 to ship over 1.5 goals this weekend.
Wolves looking to break the top half
Although they may have endured a sluggish start to the new campaign after taking the Premier League by storm last season, Wolves are a side who have started to show some real resolve.
While their second-string may have come crashing out of the EFL Cup in midweek, the Oranges remain on the brink of booking a spot in the knockout stage of the Europa League and have not lost a Premier League matchup since the 14th of September.
Handed the chance to potentially break into the top half for the first time since August, there is no doubt that the mood in Nuno Espírito Santo’s camp will remain at a high following their famous 2-0 win away at Manchester City last month.
One man who should be looking to exploit on Arsenal’s continued defensive issues will undoubtedly be Mexico international, Raul Jiminez.
While the 28-year-old has struggled with his consistency since opening the new campaign, he does now have two in his last three across all formats and can be found at 15/8 with Paddy Power to once again find the net this weekend.