Wolves vs Arsenal: How to watch Premier League clash tonight February 2, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
Wolves take on Arsenal tonight as both sides look to return to winning ways in the Premier League.
Wolves have been poor as of late and lost to Crystal Palace at the weekend.
They are currently 14th in the top-flight table and will not want to get drag into any kind of relegation danger.
They host an Arsenal side this evening who played out a drab goalless draw with Manchester United last time out.
The Gunners will want to hit back and can move up to sixth with a win.
Wolves vs Arsenal: How to watch
This match will be held at Molineux Stadium on Tuesday, February 2 and will kick-off at 6pm.
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage underway from 5:30pm.
BT Sport subscribers can live stream this match via the app on their computer, mobile and tablet devices.
Wolves vs Arsenal: Team news
Wolves have no fresh injury problems ahead of the visit of Arsenal.
Romain Saiss remains a doubt while Rayan Ait-Nouri, Jonny, Marcal and Raul Jimenez are still sidelined.
January signing William Jose should start again as he looks for his first Premier League goal.
Arsenal, meanwhile, should have captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back and Alexandre Lacazette is expected to be fit despite suffering a blow to the head against Man United on Saturday.
Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney remain doubts as they continue to recover from hip and calf problems respectively.
Shkodran Mustafi, Joe Willock and Ainsley Maitland-Niles all left the club on deadline day.
Wolves vs Arsenal: What has been said?
Arsenal lost 2-1 to Wolves in late November in the reverse fixture.
Asked how the Gunners have changed since then, boss Mikel Arteta said: “Definitely results are much better.
“We improved a lot of terms of getting many more points from our games.
“It was a tough game back then because we started the game a little bit slow, we conceded a goal, we scored a goal and then we dominated the game. But then we conceded another goal in one of the counter-attacks.
“We’re expecting a tough game. They’re a side that have improved so much over the years, that have picked up some big results against the big teams.
“It will be a nice test for us.”
Wolves vs Arsenal: Match stats and facts
- Following their 2-1 victory at the Emirates in the reverse fixture, Wolves are looking to complete their first league double over Arsenal since 1978-79.
- Arsenal have won eight of their last 10 top-flight away games against Wolves (D1 L1), as many as they had in their previous 30 visits to Molineux (D8 L14).
- Wolves have lost their last two Premier League home games, last losing three in a row at Molineux in November 2018.
- Arsenal have won each of their last three Premier League away games, more than they had in their previous nine on the road (W2 D1 L6). The Gunners haven’t won four consecutive away league games since October 2016 under Arsene Wenger.
- Wolves have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 Premier League games, doing so in a goalless draw with Chelsea last month. Meanwhile, only Fulham (10) are on a longer current run without a Premier League victory than Wolves (8 – D3 L5).
- Since Christmas Day, Arsenal have averaged 14.9 shots per Premier League game (5.7 on target), and have an expected goals (xG) average of 1.8 per game. Before Christmas the Gunners were averaging 10.4 shots per game (3.3 on target), with an xG average of 1.1.
- Only Manchester City (13) have conceded fewer goals in the Premier League this season than Arsenal (20), who have shipped just one goal in their last six matches in the competition.
- Since Raul Jimenez last scored for Wolves at Molineux against Newcastle, eight of their 10 home goals in all competitions have been scored by different players: Rayan Ait Nouri, Daniel Podence x2, Pedro Neto x2, Roman Saiss, Adama Traore, Ruben Neves, Fabio Silva and Willy Boly.
- Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been directly involved in four goals in his last three away Premier League games (2 goals, 2 assists), scoring in his last two. Saka could become the third youngest player in Premier League history to score in three consecutive away appearances (19y 150d), after Wayne Rooney in 2004 (18y 172d) and Robbie Fowler in 1994 (19y 133d).
- Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has scored in each of his last three Premier League away games, netting four goals in total. His previous four away goals in the competition came over a period of 25 games between March 2019 and December 2020.