Arsenal host Wolves at The Emirates on Sunday in what should be a tough encounter against a side sitting three places above us in the league.

Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (L) high-fives Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (R) as Saka goes off substituted during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Michael Steele / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (L) high-fives Arsenal’s English striker Bukayo Saka (R) as Saka goes off substituted during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Michael Steele / POOL / AFP)

Perhaps an indication of how close this league is at present, although Wolves are three places ahead of Arsenal in ninth, they are only one point better off with an identical goal difference of minus 1.

Wolves have proven stubborn and frustrating opposition lately. Although Arsenal won our last game against them, a two-nil win at theirs, we’ve won only two of the last six after a run of 12 wins in a row.

“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.”

With Arsenal already seven points behind Spurs and a trip to thei gaff up next in the league for Arsenal after the Wolves game, anything less  than three poitsn will cause major problems.

Hopefully Arsenal will be able to build on their win against Molde when they showed attacking intent in the second half at a level not seen recently in most games.

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