For their second Premier League clash of the fortnight, let’s take a look at our Arsenal predicted lineup to face Wolves on Thursday.

Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 23, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 23, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal scraped through a 10-man win over Wolves away from home a couple of weeks ago, but they riled their opponents up in the process.

Wolves have since gone on to beat Spurs and Leicester City, and they’ll be out for revenge at the Emirates Stadium. They have the opportunity to leapfrog Arsenal with a win, albeit having played a game more.

Arsenal have no game at the weekend, thanks to the League Cup final, so Mikel Arteta has no distractions. He should name his strongest available side.

Here’s our predicted Arsenal lineup for the Wolves clash.

Goalkeeper

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsdale saw his clean sheet disappear in the dying seconds of Saturday’s game, but he remains in the hunt for this season’s Golden Glove and is sure to start this match.

Bernd Leno returned to the squad after his Covid case, so he should be available to make the bench again on Thursday.

Defence

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal looks on following the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 06, 2021. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal have been easing Takehiro Tomiyasu back slowly, with the Japan international making the bench at the weekend after recovering from injury.

Though Cedric Soares has done well lately, you’d think Tomiyasu will now get the chance to rejoin what has been a successful back-four for the team this season.

Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Ben White will surely all keep their places.

Midfield

Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 19, 2022. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 19, 2022. (Photo by IAN KINGTON / AFP via Getty Images)

It’s difficult to see any changes in midfield, with the trio of Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, and Martin Odegaard working well together.

Emile Smith Rowe looks to have played himself into the side with his performance at the weekend, but you’d expect him to stay in the front three, with Odegaard much more suited to the right-leaning advanced midfield role.

Forwards

Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (R) celebrates with Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 19, 2022. - - (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (R) celebrates with Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 19, 2022. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Fresh from their goals at the weekend, it’s hard to drop Bukayo Saka or Smith Rowe. Gabriel Martinelli’s red-card absence has come at a bit of an unlucky time for him, as he may now find it difficult to break back into the starting side.

But with Smith Rowe often coming off early, Martinelli will still probably get a chance as a substitute if he doesn’t start.

Up front, Alexandre Lacazette will likely keep his place after an assist against Brentford, but he really needs to start scoring some of his own.

Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Wolves

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