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Wolves confirmed XI to face Arsenal

Wolves are in action against Arsenal at Molineux tonight.

Bruno Lage is looking to keep the club’s excellent league form of late going by picking up three more points.

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Wolves had a fantastic January, winning every game.

By contrast, Arsenal really struggled and didn’t win a single match.

It’s a great opportunity, and victory tonight will lift Wolves up above the Gunners and Tottenham Hotspur in the table.

Three points here against a Big Six side will do wonders for confidence, and will surely have a lot more people believing in the prospect of European football against next season.

With just under an hour to go before kick-off, the team news is now in.

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Lage has named his XI and there are a few changes to the team that lined up against Norwich as expected.

Jose Sa is back between the sticks replacing John Ruddy, and is looking for his ninth clean sheet of the season.

Romain Saiss has missed the last two Premier League games due to being away at AFCON. But he returns to the side tonight in place of Toti Gomes, who is on the bench.

Saiss has been in fine form for Wanderers this season, and his presence in the backline again is a real boost for the home side.

Interestingly, Fernando Marcal is preferred to Rayan Ait-Nouri at left wing-back, with the Frenchman dropping to the bench.

Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker are in midfield. Joao Moutinho misses out altogether tonight with an injury according to Express & Star journalist Liam Keen.

And Francisco Trincao is back in the starting XI after he tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

That meant he had to miss the game against Norwich.

He joins an attack that includes Daniel Podence and Raul Jimenez, who only made the bench against Norwich.

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The star also missed the last Premier League game against Brentford with injury.

On the bench, Hwang Hee-chan is back after picking up a hamstring injury against Brighton in December.

Wing-back Jonny Castro Otto is also back on the bench for the first time since his serious knee injury last April.