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Francisco Trincao should start tomorrow night for Wolves against Arsenal

Wolves are taking on Arsenal in the Premier League tomorrow night.

Wanderers are looking to keep their great league form going by picking up another three points at Molineux.

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Bruno Lage oversaw a fantastic January, winning all three league matches.

By contrast, Arsenal failed to win a single game and scored just one goal.

The Gunners are only a couple of points above Wolves, meaning victory for the hosts will see them leapfrog their opponents in the table.

Lage has spoken to the media today and provided some updates about returning players.

One player who will be available for selection is Francisco Trincao (via Birmingham Mail). The winger was forced to miss the defeat to Norwich City last weekend after testing positive for Covid-19.

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But the 22-year-old is back. And Lage should not think twice about starting him tomorrow night presuming his fitness hasn’t taken a hit.

Saturday’s game with Norwich saw Leander Dendoncker operate from the right side, which just didn’t work.

But Lage was lacking options, and was clearly reluctant to throw new singing Chiquinho in to replace Trincao.

As hit and miss as Trincao has been for Wolves, he was missed on Saturday as Dendoncker struggled to do what was required of him.

Without question, Wolves are more effectively lining up in a 3-4-3. With Trincao available again, he surely goes straight back into the starting XI tomorrow night.

Francisco Trincao has the potential to do well against Arsenal

Trincao – whom Wolves can buy for £25 million this summer (Sky Sports) – has struggled for consistency this season and has undoubtedly disappointed in terms of his goals and assists numbers.

But something he has routinely done well is press the opposition.

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Arsenal are another team that like to try and build from the back.

Having someone like Trincao buzzing around will potentially make that more difficult for them.

And then, of course, Trincao provides more of a threat when Wolves are attacking than Dendoncker.