Wolves 0-2 Arsenal LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Wolves 0-2 Arsenal LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Wolves vs Arsenal - LIVE!

Arsenal brushed aside bottom club Wolves 2-0 on Saturday with both goals from Martin Odegaard to take a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League going into a mid-season break for the World Cup.

The Norwegian midfielder, one of the revelations of Arsenal’s swashbuckling early-season form, slotted his first into a gaping net in the 55th minute after a Fabio Vieira cross at the end of a typically clever passing by the visitors. Odegaard bagged his second off a rebound 20 minutes later.

The result left Arsenal first in the Premier League on 37 points, five ahead of Manchester City who lost at home to Brentford earlier in the day. Despite plenty of effort and passionate support from their fans at Molineux stadium, it was ultimately another miserable day for Wolves, who are bottom of the league on 10 points. They were watched by their incoming manager Julen Lopetegui from the stands before he formally takes the reins.

Wolves vs Arsenal latest news

  • GOAL! Arsenal captain doubles advantage

  • GOAL! Odegaard puts Gunners in front

  • WOODWORK! Jesus hits bar with curling effort

  • OFFSIDE! Jesus denied by linesman’s flag

Forgettable win at the end of memorable run

22:39 , Matt Verri

During this first half of the season Arsenal have served up plenty of magical and memorable performances, but this one at Wolves will not live long in the memory.

It may not have been a memorable performance, however it was a memorable win for Mikel Arteta’s side as they capitalised on Manchester City losing to Brentford earlier on in the day.

That win guaranteed Arsenal would be top on Christmas Day but, after winning 2-0 here at Wolves thanks to two goals from Martin Odegaard, their lead over Pep Guardiola’s side will be five points instead of two.

There is still a long, long way to go in this title race, however given players could well be emotionally and physically fatigued after the World Cup, getting as many points as possible on the board now feels vital.

Read Simon Collings’ full analysis here

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Steve Davis not happy with VAR

22:15 , Matt Verri

“I think we had good moments in the game. They had a lot of possession, we slowed them down. The shape was fantastic and hard to get through, we defended the box when we had to.

“We were happy at 0-0. The decision in the first half should’ve gone for us. He’s onside and it was a foul and he was the last man so it was a goalscoring opportunity and potentially a red card.

“We feel hard done by because those moments are really important to us at the moment.”

No pressure...

22:08 , Matt Verri

Gunners marching on!

21:59 , Matt Verri

Arsenal ratings

21:52 , Matt Verri

Martin Odegaard 8 | Star player

Struggled to make an impact in the first-half as the Wolves defence was so deep and congested. Went up a level after the break, though, and scored twice.

Thomas Partey 6

Not as good as he was against Chelsea last week. Still had a solid enough game, though, breaking play up in midfield and keeping Arsenal’s ticking over.

Read our player ratings in full here

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Captain’s performance!

21:43 , Matt Verri

FT: Wolves 0-2 Arsenal

21:40 , Matt Verri

Arsenal go five points clear at the top of the Premier League!

Six weeks of the Gunners looking at the table, they’ll spend Christmas at the summit. Not at their best but that’s a really big win from Arteta’s side.

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21:38 , Matt Verri

90+3 mins: Nelson wins a free-kick, that will eat up another minute.

Martinelli then strolls to the corner, Arsenal with no real interest in looking for a third goal. Just seeing this out now.

21:36 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Three changes from Arteta. Nelson, Elneny and Cedric will get a few minutes of action.

Saka, Vieira and Zinchenko the trio to make way. Four minutes added on.

21:34 , Matt Verri

89 mins: Zinchenko caught on the ball, far too casual. Podence hammers the strike at goal and Ramsdale tips over the bar.

He swiftly charges out to scream at Zinchenko - not impressed with his defender at all. Jesus clears away the corner at the near post.

21:33 , Matt Verri

88 mins: White down the line to Saka and he has space to run into.

Tries to find Jesus inside, pass is wayward though and Kilman can charge out of defence. He gets a bit carried away though, and White is there to win it back.

21:30 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Jesus wins a corner for the Gunners, Saka in no real rush to take this as you’d imagine. Nelson is waiting to come on for the Gunners.

Corner comes to nothing, Wolves can break but Arsenal have left plenty of bodies back. Podence goes for a very ambitious overhead kick, bobbles wide.

21:27 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Corner Wolves, as Martinelli tracks back well.

Eventually falls for Traore just outside the box, drags it wide. Ramsdale was fairly comfortable that was not troubling the far corner, despite his full-stretch dive.

21:24 , Matt Verri

79 mins: Saka drives infield, Neves slides in to win it back though. Arsenal winger has had a quiet night so far.

Wolves starting to commit more players up the pitch, is it too late though? Here come Arsenal again, Martinelli looks to find Jesus but it’s cut out. Falls for White and he drags the shot wide.

Simon Collings at Molineux

21:22 , Matt Verri

That should be that, really. Wolves now face a mountain to climb. Arsenal just need to keep their composure.

GOAL! Wolves 0-2 Arsenal | Martin Odegaard 75'

21:21 , Matt Verri


That should be that! Martinelli wins the ball back high up, before he finds Zinchenko with a lovely backheel.

The Brazilian is then denied by Sa, comes to Odegaard and he fires home for his second.

21:19 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Arsenal content to just keep the ball for now, Wolves not pressing particularly high up the pitch.

Zinchenko then fires a cross into the box, Collins there to head it away. Partey intercepts as Wolves look to counter, Arsenal have it back.

21:16 , Matt Verri

71 mins: Ramsdale fine to continue, looks to be saying it was his throat rather than the head.

Either way, he’s back up and play is underway again. Arsenal with 20 minutes to see out at Molineux.

21:14 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Really nasty one for Ramsdale, Traore goes flying in on the goalkeeper.

Ball was there to be competed for, Ramsdale got there first but Traore could not slow himself down and collided into him. Arteta uses the opportunity to call all his players over. Again.

21:12 , Matt Verri

67 mins: Traore gets to the byline and digs the cross out, Ramsdale claims comfortably enough. Arsenal don’t want to let Traore have too many chances to do that though.

Double change from Wolves - Podence and Lembikisa on for Moutinho and Semedo.

21:10 , Matt Verri

65 mins: Semedo and Traore get in each other’s way as a dangerous cross is put into the Arsenal box.

White then plays a brilliant pass over the top to Jesus, who is completely alone. Slows things down, waits for Odegaard and then looks to slide his captain in. Toti puts it behind for a corner.

Big moment for Arsenal!

21:08 , Matt Verri

21:07 , Matt Verri

62 mins: Well held by Ramsdale, with bodies following in. Vieira leads a swift Arsenal counter, Gunners looking dangerous.

Vieira’s header falls for Martinelli, his cross is palmed out by Sa. Odegaard header blocked, Jesus can’t hook it back... chaos!

21:05 , Matt Verri

60 mins: Traore goes down right on the edge of the box, Gabriel shown the yellow card.

Nice ball from Moutinho in behind, Gabriel absolutely flies in and gets none of the ball. Not sure why he decided to go in like that - great position now for Wolves.

21:02 , Matt Verri

58 mins: Arsenal fans in fine voice now, serenading Mikel Arteta.

At some point Wolves will have to show a bit more ambition, but there’s no change of approach yet.

Simon Collings at Molineux

21:01 , Matt Verri

That’s a good pass from Vieira, who had been struggling until that point. That assist will do him the world of good. Now, what do Wolves do? They’ve sat so deep so far.

GOAL! Wolves 0-1 Arsenal | Martin Odegaard 54'

21:00 , Matt Verri


That is much more like it! Jesus drifts out to the left, slides a brilliant ball through to Vieira.

He dinks it over Sa, a couple of Arsenal players are there at the back post... Odegaard gets there first to tap it in.

20:57 , Matt Verri

52 mins: Nearly two minutes later, the yellow card comes out! Good memory from the referee.

Real lack of quality overall from both sides so far. Wolves would be thrilled with a point, so it’s on Arsenal to up the pace and up the standard.

20:55 , Matt Verri

50 mins: Zinchenko with a long ball towards Jesus, Toti just shrugs him off it though.

Wolves look to break, Partey with a very cynical foul. Advantage played, comes to nothing... surely a yellow card will be coming out when the ball next goes out.

20:53 , Matt Verri

48 mins: Wolves haven’t had a touch yet since the restart, Arsenal knocking the ball around nicely.

Odegaard clips a cross in towards Vieira, who has made the run at the back post. Headed away and Traore is away on the counter for the hosts.

Finds Guedes, who tries to play it back to Traore but Ramsdale is quickly off his line to gather.

Back underway!

20:49 , Matt Verri

Up and running at Molineux. No changes at the break from either side.

20:49 , Matt Verri

Tierney warming up on the pitch at half-time - could he be coming on shortly?

Arsenal could certainly do with the kind of pace and urgency that he so often brings. We’ll soon find out, players back out any second now.

Simon Collings at Molineux

20:43 , Matt Verri

Not a classic. Arsenal have had plenty of possession, but struggled to create - bar when Jesus hit the bar.

Wolves setup to frustrate and done well so far, with back-five proving effective. Arsenal just a little off it with passing.

Wait for a goal goes on...

20:38 , Matt Verri

HT: Wolves 0-0 Arsenal

20:35 , Matt Verri

And that’s half-time - goalless at the break at Molineux.

Jesus with one goal disallowed and another shot that smashed off the bar, while Guedes had a couple of bright moments on the counter for Wolves.

The Gunners certainly not at their best so far.


20:34 , Matt Verri

45+2 mins: Traore drags Jesus back as the Brazilian skips past him. That will be a yellow card and a free-kick for Arsenal, last action of the half.

Odegaard curls it into the box, Neves heads it away.

20:32 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Saliba with a terrible pass and Guedes can pounce. Into the box, curling effort is deflected behind for a corner. Real let-off for Saliba.

Jesus heads it up at the near post, then swings at thin air as he looks to boot it away.

20:31 , Matt Verri

43 mins: Vieira tries his luck from distance, shot is blocked and Wolves hack it away.

That helps them - Zinchenko with a foul throw. Always impressive when a professional footballer managers that.

Simon Collings at Molineux

20:29 , Matt Verri

It’s all just not clicking for Arsenal right now. The passes and movement is a little off. Feels like they need to move the ball quicker.

20:27 , Matt Verri

40 mins: What does he have to do to score tonight?

White clips a great ball to the back post, Jesus has peeled away from the defender but gets his feet into a bit of a mess. Volley has no power on it, dribbles wide.

20:25 , Matt Verri

38 mins: Jesus pounces on a loose pass, breaks away and Toti brings how down very cynically. Not sure why there are any complaints about the yellow card that follows.

Not helping the mood inside Molineux, home fans furious with the officiating so far.

20:23 , Matt Verri

36 mins: OFF THE BAR!

Jesus so unlucky. Saka leads the Arsenal counter, slides a lovely pass through to Jesus. He chops inside onto his right foot, hammered towards the far corner, but it smashes off the woodwork and over.

Probably would have been offside anyway, looking at the replays.

20:22 , Matt Verri

35 mins: Loose pass from Gabriel, Wolves can break down their right with Zinchenko up the pitch. Martinelli and Jesus both absolutely fly back though to cover the space, slowing the hosts down. So impressive.

Guedes drives into the box, trips over his own feet though and the chance goes.

20:20 , Matt Verri

33 mins: Partey on long-throw duties, not a bad ‘delivery’ either. Flat and it’s flicked behind for an Arsenal.

Dangerous ball in from Martinelli, Wolves do well to clear that away out of their own six-yard box.

20:19 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Vieira gets in behind briefly, his cross is headed away by Collins.

Haven’t seen much at all of Vieira since he went off, certainly not having the impact on the side that Xhaka has been this season.

20:17 , Matt Verri

29 mins: That doesn’t help their mood either, as Odegaard pulls Moutinho back to stop Wolves breaking away. Not a huge amount of contact, enough for the foul though. Arsenal captain avoids a yellow card, which doesn’t go down well.

Arteta then thinks Saka has been dragged back right in front of him, nothing given.

Simon Collings at Molineux

20:15 , Matt Verri

Wolves fans fuming here with the referee. White lobbied the ball at the linesman as he was unhappy with a decision. No booking.

Wolves fans: “If that was us, you’d send him off.”

20:14 , Matt Verri

27 mins: Long spell of Arsenal possession, patient build-up from the Gunners. Working the Wolves defence from side to side.

Ball runs free, White boots it at the defender and thinks he’s won a corner. Linesman disagrees. Arsenal man throws the ball in the official’s direction, which the referee isn’t too impressed with.

20:11 , Matt Verri

24 mins: White on the overlap, stands up a great cross to the back post. Semedo just flicks it away from Martinelli, who was waiting to volley it in.

Zinchenko puts the ball back into the box, Jesus gets across his man and flicks the header at goal. Always going wide of the far post. Good spell for the Gunners.

20:10 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Arsenal starting to build the pressure. Jesus drops deep to pick it up, drifts past the challenges and gets into the box, but his effort is blocked.

Neves looks to lead the Wolves counter, Gabriel reads the pass though and Arsenal have it back.

20:07 , Matt Verri

20 mins: Poor ball from White, Martinelli’s attempt to keep it in play sets Wolves away on the counter through Semedo, with Zinchenko completely out of position.

Pass is slid through to Guedes, who fires it wide from a tight angle.

20:06 , Matt Verri

18 mins: Brilliant from Jesus. Traore was breaking for Wolves, starting to look dangerous but it’s the Arsenal striker of all people who gets back to make the challenge.

No surprise that Arteta isn’t too bothered about the lack of goals, considering everything else he offers.

Simon Collings at Molineux

20:04 , Matt Verri

Now this is rarity, when was the last time we saw an Arsenal team without Xhaka? He’s missed just 17 mins of PL action this season. Big moment for Vieira.

20:04 , Matt Verri

16 mins: Xhaka off, he’s unable to recover from that issue that was bothering him from the opening seconds.

Vieira on in his place - attacking look to the midfield now.

20:02 , Matt Verri

15 mins: Saka’s cross is deflected, nearly catches out Sa at his near post but he just about palms it behind. Arsenal’s turn to see what they can do from a corner.

It’s a great delivery from Saka, Gabriel beats Kilman in the air but flicks the header wide. Decent chance.

20:00 , Matt Verri

13 mins: Semedo wins a corner for Wolves - they’re yet to score from a set-piece this season. Nothing like a stat like that to bring a quick end to that run. Taken short, and they win another one. Wolves already taking an age over set-pieces.

They try to ping out to Neves on the edge of the box, doesn’t come off.

19:58 , Matt Verri

11 mins: Collins with a very risky pass at the back, just about gets away with it. Jesus then very nearly bundles his way through the Wolves defence, Toti gets back just in time.

Arsenal have settled pretty well so far, unsurprisingly looking much better than in midweek against Brighton.

Simon Collings at Molineux

19:57 , Matt Verri

Seems like Xhaka is okay as Arteta has told the subs to stop warming up.

19:55 , Matt Verri

8 mins: Chaotic passage of play, Arsenal’s high line very nearly caught out.

Played wide to Semedo who is onside, but his low cross towards Guedes results in the flag being raised. He was offside. Just as well for Arsenal, Saliba looked to have brought him down.


19:53 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Almost for Arsenal!

Martinelli with a great ball over the top, Jesus brings it down and hammers a finish past Sa. Offside flag swiftly up though. The wait for a goal for Jesus goes on, but that was a confident effort.

Simon Collings at Molineux

19:52 , Matt Verri

Concern for Arsenal with Xhaka here. It looks like he is ill. He has had a big glug of Lucozade and came back on puffing his cheeks out. Elneny and Vieira warming up.

19:52 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Back up and running, Xhaka is back on though he’s not looking particularly thrilled with life. Vieira and Elneny the two warming up.

He’s going to try and carry on, we’ll see how long that lasts.

19:50 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Arteta calls everyone over for a team talk, clearly he’s picked up something already!

Looks like it might be illness rather injury for Xhaka, judging by the fact the physio isn’t really looking at anything in particular. More of a conversation.

19:49 , Matt Verri

2 mins: It is indeed a back five from Wolves and they’re very happy to sit off and let Arsenal have the ball. Everyone back behind the ball, not going to be easy to break down.

Concern in the opening 90 seconds, ball is kicked out and Xhaka is down looking at the bench.


19:47 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running at Molineux!

19:45 , Matt Verri

Minute’s silence held ahead of kick-off, as has been the case around the country at matches over the last week or so.

Final Premier League match of a busy Saturday is about to get underway.

Players are out

19:41 , Matt Verri

Teams are out onto the pitch, atmosphere is a good one as you’d expect.

Arteta has spent a lot of the build-up telling his players they can’t be thinking about the World Cyp yet, or worrying about injuries. Time to find out how much they’ve been listening.

Kick-off coming up!

19:39 , Matt Verri

Lopetegui has been strutting around the pitch at Molineux, getting the crowd going. It feels a bit like a free hit for Wolves under the light, we’ll have to see how ambitious they’re feeling.

Five at the back would suggest they’re probably going to be focusing on their defensive efforts.


19:36 , Matt Verri

Newcastle have just beaten Chelsea, taking them back above Tottenham and into third. Arsenal currently four points above the Magpies with two games in hand.

As for Graham Potter’s side, it’s another defeat. Now 13 points behind the Gunners having played a game more, sitting eighth in the table. Big problems.

Not long to go!

19:31 , Matt Verri

Bit of added needle?

19:27 , Matt Verri

These two sides met twice in the space of 14 days in February, with Arsenal coming out on top on both occasions.

There were some frustrations from the Wolves players after the Gunners’ narrow win over Molineux, not impressed with the manner of the celebrations from the visitors.

Arsenal then scored twice in the final ten minutes, including a 95th-minute winner, at the Emirates to beat Wolves 2-1. All forgotten now?

“We want to finish in a good way'

19:21 , Matt Verri

Arteta on Saka treatment

19:15 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta has warned Bukayo Saka he will become more of a target for defenders the better he gets - but his Arsenal players can help protect him.

Saka coming in for physical treatment from opposition players has been in the spotlight recently and Arsenal legend Ian Wright raised his concerns about it.

“We’ve got to talk about Saka. The man is getting kicked to bits, man,” Wright said on his podcast, Wrighty’s House.

“He’s getting kicked to bits. There’s only been one booking for challenges on Saka this season. We need to start protecting these players.”

Arteta is aware of those concerns, but he was warned Saka that comes with the territory of being one of the top players.

Read the full story on that here

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Simon Collings at Molineux

19:09 , Matt Verri

Arteta: Forget World Cup for now

19:02 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta has told his Arsenal players to forget about the World Cup ahead of their final Premier League game before the break.

Players found out this week if they’d be playing in the finals, with the Gunners set to lose 10 squad members to the tournament.

“We discussed the topic before and I always say to them if you’re thinking about an injury then probably it’s going to happen,” said Arteta. “I don’t know if it will happen today, the next day or the first day of preparation for the World Cup.

“So get it out of your mind, you are professional athletes, this risk is always there for you so commit yourself to your job and every action and the risk will be less. That’s it.”

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Arsenal unchanged from Chelsea win

18:53 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta reverts back to the lineup that beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as expected.

It means Oleksandr Zinchenko starts at left-back, with the usual front three of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Jesus all coming back into the side. Takehiro Tomiyasu misses out on the squad completely.

For Wolves, it appears it could be a back five. In Diego Costa’s absence, it’s Adama Traore and Goncalo Guedes leading the line.

Wolves team news

18:48 , Matt Verri

Wolves XI: Sa, Semedo, Kilman, Collins, Gomes, Bueno, Traore, Neves, Moutinho, Traore, Guedes.

Subs: Ait Nouri, Podence, Sarkic, Mosquera, Ronan, Nunes, Hodge, Campbell, Lembikisa.

Arsenal team news

18:45 , Matt Verri

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Subs: Turner, Tierney, Nketiah, Holding, Cedric, Vieira, Nelson, Elneny, Marquinhos.

New boss is in the building

18:39 , Matt Verri

Stand by!

18:34 , Matt Verri

Team news coming up very shortly from Molineux.

Arteta made ten changes in midweek as Arsenal were knocked out of the Carabao Cup in the third round, with William Saliba the only first-team regular to start that match.

Got to imagine the usual suspects will return tonight for the Gunners, including Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus who will be off to Qatar with Brazil after this match.

Good news... and bad news

18:28 , Matt Verri

Happy memories for Saka

18:19 , Matt Verri

That came in 2020, and there have been 20 more Premier League goals since then.

Hasn’t taken him too long to establish himself as one of the stars of this Arsenal side!

New boss for Wolves... almost

18:13 , Matt Verri

Julen Lopetegui has been announced as Wolves’ new head coach, though he won’t be in the dugout tonight.

He’ll be watching on from the stands before officially taking over at the start of next week, and taking charge of his first match after the World Cup.

Wolves could really do with a big performance here - they’re bottom of the table after Nottingham Forest’s win this afternoon.

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Martinelli ‘couldn’t talk’ after Brazil call-up

18:06 , Matt Verri

Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli broke down in tears and hung up the phone on his parents after discovering he was in Brazil’s squad for the World Cup.

Martinelli was on Monday named in Brazil’s squad for the tournament in Qatar this month and his inclusion shocked some, not least the player himself. Brazil’s forward options are vast and it was thought that Martinelli would miss out at the expense of Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino.

As it was, Martinelli got the nod and the 21-year-old has revealed he was so emotional after receiving the news that he couldn’t talk.

“I’m very happy,” said Martinelli. “It’s one of the most important moments in my life and in my family’s life as well - I’m buzzing, I’m so excited to go there and be part of this team.

“I cried a lot, I couldn’t even talk and I was with my family and on the phone but I needed to turn the phone off and call them later because I couldn’t even talk.”

Read his full comments here

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Earlier today...

17:59 , Matt Verri

Manchester City lost 2-1 at home to Brentford this afternoon, Ivan Toney scoring a 98th-minute winner at the Etihad to stun Pep Guardiola’s side.

It means Arsenal are guaranteed to be top of the Premier League at Christmas, and can make it a five-point advantage by winning tonight.

Been a very special first three months of the season for the Gunners - one more performance needed to go into the World Cup break on a high.

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Stage is set!

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17:45 , Matt Verri

Wolves have managed just two wins in the Premier League all season, against the sides currently 18th and 19th in the table.

Arsenal meanwhile were superb at Stamford Bridge and will be confident of swiftly moving on from that Brighton defeat, which can be put down to the number of changes made to the side.

It could be a game played at a slightly slower intensity than usual, as players think about the World Cup starting next week, but Arsenal should have enough regardless to cement their place at the top of the table.

Arsenal win, 2-0.

Arsenal team news

17:39 , Matt Verri

Bukayo Saka was rested completely against Brighton in midweek and should come back into the Arsenal side, along with the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli and Granit Xhaka, who came off the bench.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is expected to start at left-back, with Ben White on the opposite side of defence and on a high after earning a place in England’s World Cup squad.

Arsenal are without long-term absentee Emile Smith Rowe still, with Takehiro Tomiyasu the only other concern after he limped off in the Europa League win over FC Zurich.

Arsenal predicted XI (4-3-3): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

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Wolves team news

17:32 , Matt Verri

Diego Costa is once again suspended after being sent off for a headbutt against Brentford, though Nelson Semedo is available again for the hosts after his recent red card.

Jonny is a slight doubt after picking up a knock in the Carabao Cup win over Leeds, while Matheus Nunes faces a race to overcome a shoulder injury. Chiquinho, Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto and Sasa Kalajdzic are all out.

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How to watch Wolves vs Arsenal

17:23 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Football, with coverage following the conclusion of Newcastle’s home match against Chelsea.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the action online via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here! Simon Collings will be providing expert analysis from the ground.

Good evening!

17:13 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Wolves vs Arsenal!

The Gunners will spent Christmas five points clear at the top of the table if they win tonight, after Manchester City’s defeat to Brentford earlier today. Quite the incentive!

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 7:45pm GMT from Molineux.

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