Predicted Wolves XI to face Arsenal tonight
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Predicted Wolves XI to face Arsenal tonight

Wolves are back in Premier League action tonight with Arsenal the visitors the Molineux.

After going out of the FA Cup on Saturday, Wanderers are looking to respond by continuing their fantastic league form of late.

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Wolves won all of their games in January. By contrast, Arsenal didn’t win once, and scored just one goal.

Following Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur both dropping points, the incentive is very much there for Wolves.

Victory tonight will see Bruno Lage’s men move up to sixth in the table above the two north London clubs.

Although the Gunners have some dangerous individuals, there is nothing to fear for Wolves who need to just go for it.

Here’s how Lage may set up at Molineux…

Predicted Wolves XI to face Arsenal – Big hitters Jose Sa, Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez all return

After sitting out Saturday’s defeat, Jose Sa will be back in goal tonight searching for his ninth clean sheet of the season.

In front of him will be Max Kilman and Conor Coady for sure. Then Lage has a decision to make with regards to who plays at left centre-back.

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Young Toti Gomes has done really well in the last few games. But it is more than likely Romain Saiss will come back in to the side after returning from AFCON. The Morocco international was given the weekend off to recover and should be ready to go again tonight.

The wing-backs ought to be Nelson Semedo and Rayan Ait-Nouri. Both are in fine form right now, and are crucial for providing attacking width and allowing the forwards to come inside.

Jonny Castro Otto has been in training and Lage has hinted his return is imminent. It would be a surprise to see him starting tonight, though.

In midfield, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho should be the pairing of choice.

The duo have been brilliant together this season, and another Moutinho thunderbolt tonight would be most welcome.

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Francisco Trincao is available again after missing Saturday’s game with Covid.

Presuming his fitness hasn’t been affected by that, he should start on the right. Daniel Podence could be on the left with Raul Jimenez through the middle.

Jimenez started on the bench against Norwich and is sure to come back in to replace Fabio Silva.

There is potential for Hwang Hee-chan to return to the squad tonight having been in full training. It would be a surprise to see the South Korea international starting though.

Tonight is simply a fantastic opportunity for Wolves.

Arsenal are there for the taking. Another three points would be massive for the club’s European football prospects.