Game Week 38 Predictions: Arsenal to beat Wolves - Premier League preview, betting tips and team news
|Arsenal's season comes to a close but the Gunners can end it on a high with a double over Wolves at the Emirates. (Photo credit: Inside Sport)|
It’s a bit of an anticlimax for Arsenal in the end, but they can look back on a season of huge learnings and look forward to a brighter, more rewarding new season in the summer.
Arsenal led the league table for 248 days but fell short in the end to finish second and return to the Champions League for the first time since 2016.
It’s a success by all standards, but the lads would have preferred to be the ones at the top.
Wolves escaped relegation with three games to spare, and they’re here to enjoy the game while preparing for a new season.
Julien Lopetegui and his players can use this game to celebrate their travelling fans; it’s party time.
The Wolves must make certain changes if they want to have a better season next term.
The team has quality players, but too many average and underperforming players meant that they languished at the foot of the league before Bruno Lage was eased out.
Arsenal is the clear favourite to win this one; the Gunners must bounce back from the loss at Forest that ultimately handed the league title to Manchester City.
Arsenal needs to give the home fans a performance to live with until the start of the new season.
Arsenal’s season was defined by a critical April, a time when most of the lads got tired, and an injury to William Saliba compounded the woes.
The lack of depth on the right, where Ben White and Bukayo Saka thrived, came back to haunt the Gunners; they must fix that in the coming transfer window.
How will they line up for this?
It’s pretty straightforward for the Wolves; it’s a game to enjoy; hence, Jose Sa can still sit out in goal.
Diego Costa’s deal is up, and he will move on from Molineux. He could have a fine afternoon against Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta reported nibbles for Bukayo Saka, and Reis Nelson could start ahead of the England star boy.
Gabriel Jesus and Leandro Trossard are expected to play as Gabriel Martinelli’s season is now over following Moises Caicedo’s tackle a fortnight ago.
It’s also going to be Granit Xhaka’s last game for Arsenal, as it’s being reported that the Swiss star is leaving for Bayern Leverkusen.
The midfield could wear a new look for the Gunners in the summer; keep an eye on Kieran Tierney as well.