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Arsenal receive significant boost for Wolves match as Jurrien Timber’s fitness improves


Mikel Arteta has confirmed that his Arsenal team is in good shape ahead of their upcoming Premier League match against Wolves this Saturday.


The Gunners are coming off a tough 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, with Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka dealing with injury concerns during the game. Meanwhile, Gabriel and Ben White have been managing long-standing fitness issues.


Arteta reassured the media at the Sobha Realty Centre that his players should be ready for the match. “All good,” Arteta stated confidently.


Unfortunately, Jurrien Timber will not be able to participate in the upcoming match at Molineux. The Dutch player is still recovering from an ACL injury that has sidelined him since the start of the season.


Arteta mentioned that Saturday’s game will be too early for Timber, who will first need to play with the 23s to assess his readiness. Although Timber has shown promise in training, Arteta emphasized the importance of ensuring he is fully prepared for his return to the pitch.


Timber’s versatility in playing multiple positions could prove to be a valuable asset for Arsenal once he is back in action. Arteta highlighted that Timber has experience playing as both a left back and right back, as well as a centre back during his time at Ajax.


The manager expressed his confidence in Timber’s ability to contribute effectively in various positions based on the team’s needs and available players.


Arsenal will be looking to bounce back when they face Wolves at Molineux this Saturday.


The Gunners have had a tough eight days, being knocked out of Europe and suffering a defeat to Aston Villa. Wolves, on the other hand, are aiming for a mid-table finish. Arsenal will be aiming for nothing less than three points in this crucial match against Gary O’Neil’s side.


Arteta faces the challenge of rallying his team after their disappointing performance earlier this week. Wolves, on the other hand, have been struggling in the Premier League recently, failing to secure a win in their last four matches.


This downturn has significantly impacted their chances of qualifying for European competitions. However, despite initial predictions of a mid-table finish, Wolves have managed to exceed expectations this season.


In terms of team news, Pedro Neto, who is a transfer target for Arsenal, will be unavailable until May. As a result, we can expect to see Matheus Cunha partnering either Pablo Sarabia or Hwang Hee-Chan in the forward line on Saturday.


There are also doubts surrounding the availability of Craig Dawson and Rayan Ait-Nouri, with the latter having missed the previous weekend’s draw due to a calf injury, despite his impressive form throughout the season.


Jean-Ricner Bellegarde is expected to be absent from the upcoming match.


Arsenal team news


Following their defeat in Munich on Wednesday, there have been no new injury concerns. However, Arteta is likely to make a few changes to his starting lineup.


Arteta has been hesitant to utilize the full extent of his squad, but we may see a few players who rarely start getting an opportunity at Molineux. Thomas Partey could replace Jorginho in the team, while Takehiro Tomiyasu is expected to maintain his place.


Gabriel Martinelli, who has been struggling recently, could be replaced by Leandro Trossard. Jurrien Timber is not yet ready to make a return.


Predicted lineups for Wolves vs Arsenal

Wolves: Sa; Kilman, Dawson, Toti; Semedo, Lemina, Gomes, Doyle, Ait-Nouri; Cunha, Hwang.


Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Partey, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Havertz, Trossard.


It will be a challenging task for Arsenal to bounce back after a grueling eight days. Wolves are known for being tough opponents, especially at Molineux, and they are also facing some difficulties.


The absence of Pedro Neto hinders their ability to counterattack, but the return of Matheus Cunha has significantly improved their offensive capabilities. Cunha has the skills to lead Wolves’ transitions effectively.


O’Neil’s tactical awareness and his team’s solid defense will pose a challenge to Arsenal’s possession-based style of play in the attacking third. The Gunners have struggled to break through in their recent matches. Despite needing a victory, I believe they may face further setbacks on Saturday. They seem to lack energy.


Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Arsenal.