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Predicted Wolves XI to face Arsenal

Wolves are looking to build on their morale-boosting victory over Leeds United in midweek by getting a result against Arsenal.

Wanderers progressed through to the next round of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 win over the Whites on Wednesday at Molineux.

Boubacar Traore got his first goal for the club following his move from FC Metz in the summer.

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Premier League action resumes at the weekend, and games don’t really come much harder for Wanderers.

Arsenal have been flying this season and are currently in a title race with Manchester City.

Mikel Arteta’s side look strong in all departments right now, and it’s sure to be a tough game.

There could be a bit of added spice to the fixture.

Last term, Arsenal beat Wolves 2-1 and their wild celebrations at full-time did not go down well with Ruben Neves. The midfielder took a lot of stick from Gunners fans for his comments on social media.

It’s Steve Davis’ final game in charge before Julen Lopetegui – who’ll be in attendance for the game – comes in, and here’s a team he could go with…

Predicted Wolves XI to face Arsenal – Goncalo Guedes to lead the line, Adama Traore and Matheus Nunes return

Jose Sa will be back between the sticks after sitting out the win over Leeds, despite a solid performance from Matija Sarkic.

Jonny Castro Otto went off injured in midweek, and could potentially not make the game. But Nelson Semedo will be back available having served his suspension.

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Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman should continue as the centre-back pairing, and Hugo Bueno may come back in For Rayan Ait-Nouri, who did do well on Wednesday night.

In midfield, Ruben Neves is nailed on and then it’s about who accompanies him.

If Matheus Nunes is fit then he’ll surely start, and Joao Moutinho could also get the nod having started on the bench against Leeds.

In attack, Daniel Podence is perhaps the most likely forward to keep his place.

Adama Traore played in midweek, but Wolves could do with the £18 million ace starting again here as Arsenal are likely to have more of the ball, meaning there will be potential for counter-attacks.

That leaves a decision between Goncalo Guedes and Hwang Hee-chan.

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Guedes might be preferred after scoring against Brighton last weekend. Hwang has done well the last couple of games, but Davis might just opt for a player who’s just opened his account for the club.

Unfortunately, it’s been quite a while since Hwang actually scored. In fact, Arsenal were the team he last scored against, all the way back in February.

Wolves (4-3-3): Sa/Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Bueno/Neves, Nunes, Moutinho/A.Traore, Guedes, Podence.