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Exciting 20-Year Old Set To Start Ahead Of Wolves As Arteta Make Crucial Tomiyasu Decision – See Full Squad


Arsenal are finally back in action on Thursday night after being unavailable for three weeks.

The Gunners have had an horrible start to the year after losing thrice and drawing twice since their last win against Norwhich on boxing day.

Wolves would prove to be a tough opponent as they have won four of their last five games across all competitions, and sit just two points below Arsenal in the league.

Mikel Arteta’s squad will be boosted by the return of midfielders Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey who had been suspended following their Red cards against Liverpool.

Bukayo Saka will be looking to start the game and also register his name on the scoresheet amidst contract talk and transfer speculation.

However Manager Mikel Arteta confirms that their starting RB Takehiro Tomiyansu remains a huge doubt for the game.

“He’s there,” the former Manchester City Assistant coach said when quizzed about Tomiyansu’s availability for the game.

“He had a recurring injury in the same place, so we had to be careful with him, but he’s been training hard.

“Let’s see if he’s available for Thursday.”

The available players to take on Wolves in this crucial encounter.

Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu (TBC), Nuno Tavares, Jordi Osei-Tutu.

Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka

Forwards: Bukayo Saka, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Nicolas Pepe, Gabriel Martinelli.

Arsenal lost to Wolves in both legs of the league last season and will be looking to return to winning ways if they are to feature in any European football next season.