This match is 14th v 11th in the table. But it’s all so tight that either team could end the night in sixth place. A Snakes & Ladders board has got nothing on the 2020-21 Premier League.
“Act II, scene 1,” begins Bill Hargreaves. “The deathly quiet becomes a murmur as the chest of Covid football begins to rise, draw breath, then splutter once again into terrace chant, referee bonhomie, VAR debate, and critique of football ground food and beverage. It’s alive, I tell you…”
“Notice you’ve gone for 4-2-3-1 for the Wolves line-up,” says Phil Russell, “but their Twitter has it as the usual 5-2-3 with Neto as the latest name pulled out of Nuno’s tombola to have a go at wingback. Really missing the departed Doherty and the injured Jonny Otto this season!”
Interesting; I never really thought of Neto as a wing-back. I’ll amend the team accordingly.
Arsenal (possible 4-3-3) Leno; Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney; Dani Ceballos, Willock, Xhaka; Willian, Aubameyang, Saka.
Substitutes: Runarsson, Holding, Cedric, Elneny, Lacazette, Nelson, Nketiah.
Wolves (possible 3-4-3) Rui Patricio; Boly, Coady, Marcal; Semedo, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neto; Traore, Jimenez, Podence.
Substitutes: Ruddy, Hoever, Kilman, Ait-Nouri, Neves, Vitinha, Fabio Silva.
Referee Michael Oliver.
Binary is a base-2 number system invented by Gottfried Leibniz that is made up of only two numbers: 0 and 1. This number system is the basis for all binary code, which is used to write data such as the computer processor instructions used every day. Of late, it has also been used in the majority of association football matches played by Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Yep, it’s the meeting of the binary boys at the Emirates. Wolves and Arsenal have both scored nine and conceded 10 in the 2020-21 Premier League, and most of those goals came at the start of the season. Both sides have been solid in defence and peculiarly impotent in attack. Despite their attacking riches, Arsenal go into tonight’s match having scored once in their five league games, and that was a penalty.
A 4-4 draw it is then.
Kick off 7.15pm.