Wolves vs Arsenal: An Early Preview

By on November 9, 2010

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Written by Arsenal Kid.

It was a very disappointing loss on Sunday, going down to a home defeat against Newcastle. If there was a silver lining to this, it is that the next match is just three days down so that the lads have a chance to bounce right back. The team was totally off their game at the Emirates and this next game could go either way.

One, the boys can show what they are made of and give Wolves a real grilling in front of their own fans, or we can capitulate to another loss and see the criticisms go up another notch. I am more inclined to think the boys will give the supporters a better response and pick themselves up after the demoralizing defeat. Even though we missed the chance to close the gap on Chelsea but if there was one thing last season has taught us, the season is long and every team can drop points at any weekend.

Of all the players, I think Cesc needs to really pick up his game in this one. Being the leader, a lot is expected of him to drive the team forward and he has performed well until Sunday. It could possibly be an isolated off day for him so he needs to show that he will give mind and body to the cause.

With Van Persie back, Arsene have more options that he have ever had during his long tenure with the Gunners. I am not sure what system the Professor will play but it is likely that Van Persie’s return might come at the expense of Chamakh. This would certainly be something to go for in the Everton game at the weekend but it would be too early for Van Persie to start against Wolves.

Our record against Wolves is pretty decent. Bendtner’s late late goal gave us a 1-0 win at the Emirates the last time we played them while we gave them a 4-1 roasting at the Molieux in the same month a year ago. Wolves were unlucky to go down to Manchester United at the weekend having beaten Manchester City at home the week before.

All in all, this is going to be a hard match but one which the lads must absolutely win. Not only that, they have to win in style to appease the fans crying out for blood.

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5 Comments

  1. Goonerbeall

    November 9, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I would like to go out on a limb and say Arsenal will be victorious at Mollineux. This is a team that roll up its sleeves and come at you. That being the case, we have a chance.
    What made things difficult last weekend was Newcasstle had memory of Carling Cup thrashing in their mind. They got lucky before halftime and then shut up shop and counter attck which we were vulnerable as we became more desperate with every minute gone. The reason we are vulnerable at home everyone come with defence in mind which they tighten with every minute we go without scoring. Its a different type of game at away ground.

  2. sanchit

    November 9, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Away to Wolves will be hard. Newcastle have already shown that they can quieten an out of sorts Arsenal by strong defensive play. And Wolves will be confident after their terrific performance against United in the weekend.
    However, I think the lads will pick themselves up, get a good win, and silence all those reemergent critics out there.
    And I expect at least one of United and Chelsea to drop points, given that they face tricky derbies, especially United away to City.
    If Fulham play well, who knows, they might shock Chelsea.

  3. gooner chris

    November 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    i am a life time supporter some 50years or more
    lets face it we are not good enough to win anything
    wenger needs to open his purse and bring in established
    players who our kids can learn from and mature
    dont lets waste another season spend in january
    i cant believe he has no money

  4. Mohammed

    November 9, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Any team that play Arsenal at Emirate, play defencive game but at a point when Arsenal open scoring they all came out as if this is not a team a couple of minute ago. So, Arsenal should try as much as possible tear any opposition before they score and seat back like Westham.

  5. Mohammed

    November 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Any team that play Arsenal at Emirate, play defencive game but at a point when Arsenal open scoring they all came out as if this is not a team known to be seating back a couple of minutes ago. So, Arsenal should try as much as possible tear any opposition before they score and seat back like Westham.

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