Published: Wed, February 03, 2021
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Predicted lineup to face Wolves with Aubameyang and Saka set to return

Predicted lineup to face Wolves with Aubameyang and Saka set to return

Seconds before the interval Arsenal defender David Luiz was sent off for inadvertently bringing down Wolves striker Willian Jose and Ruben Neves converted the penalty.

"If you want to talk about the decision, I have just seen the replay 10 times, in five different angles, and I am sitting here with you guys and I can't see any contact", Arteta said in his post-match press conference.

Arsenal take on Wolves at Molineux this evening looking for a win that would send them up to sixth place in the table.

However, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo had a different view and said: "I think the referee doesn't have any other option in both situations".

Wolves failed to react to the early opportunity for the 19-year-old and the winger had another chance to score three minutes later, but Rui Patricio was quick to deny him.

Mikel Arteta is expected to make no changes to his backline with Cedric continuing to start at left-back in the absence of Tierney.

Wolves had their moments with Max Kilman heading over from a corner but it was no surprise when Arsenal went in front.


Arsenal led 1-0 thanks to a goal from £72m club record signing Nicolas Pepe, before the Luiz incident in first-half injury time.

Referee Craig Pawson didn't hesitate to show Luiz a red card, and the VAR check backed up his decision.

Neves, who recently missed the Crystal Palace defeat, tucked the penalty away to level the scoring and turn the game completely around for the second half.

Four minutes into the second half, Joao Moutinho netted the victor with a wonderful rising shot from all of 30 yards out.

Runar Alex Runarsson came on with 15 minutes to go for his first taste of Premier League action following his summer move from Dijon FCO.

The front four of Daniel Podence, Neto, Traore and Jose certainly looked unsafe in attack and they all played a big part in turning the game around in the second half.

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