Arsenal will be out to continue their fine start to the 2018-19 Premier League season on Sunday against a struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers side.
While they have drawn their last three games in all competitions, the Gunners have shown signs of progress under manager Unai Emery. The way in which they fought for a draw against Liverpool in their most recent league game was especially impressive, with a clear fighting spirit on show.
Wolves also showed fight last time out, although their 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur was their third loss in a row. They could do with a positive result, but they're big underdogs for a reason.
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Date: Sunday, November 11
Time: 4:30 p.m. (GMT), 11:30 a.m. (ET)
TV Info: NBC Sports (U.S.)
Live Stream: NBC Sports App (U.S.)
After Liverpool went a goal ahead against Arsenal, all those home supporters at the Emirates Stadium would have been delighted with the way in which their team responded.
In recent years, the Reds have dished out some big beatings to the Gunners. But this time, Arsenal showed resilience to fight back and get a point. In the end, Emery might have been a little disappointed not to see his side take all three.
The man on the scoresheet for Arsenal in that draw was Alexandre Lacazette and after a debut season of ups and downs, he has started to show increased consistency. Per journalist John Brewin, when the Frenchman nets, they tend to be excellent goals:
Emery's demeanour on the sidelines also caught the eye. While former manager Arsene Wenger was rarely emotional in the technical area, the new boss sought to stir fans into a frenzy at times.
He also changed the game with his substitutions. It was a big decision to take off Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the joint-top scorer in the Premier League, while it was also bold to shift Alex Iwobi to left-back. But both tweaks were key to Arsenal's resurgence.
Former England international Gary Lineker thinks the former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla manager has Arsenal on the right track:
As for Wolves, after their strong start to life back in the top flight, they have found things a little tougher as of late, with losses to Watford, Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham in their past three games.
Manager Nuno will at least be pleased with how the team played in their two most recent matches. Against Brighton, they spurned chances to get a point. Against Spurs, meanwhile, they rallied from three goals down, and refereeing decisions left them hard done by.
Per bet365, after a brilliant September, it's been a bit of a grind for the Midlands outfit:
Wolves are unlikely to alter their approach despite their poor recent results. Nuno's 3-4-3 setup suits the players at their disposal, and they made their way back to the Premier League by playing an enterprising style of football. With some more composure in front of goal, they would be comfortably in the top half.
Arsenal have shown some vulnerabilities in defence as of late despite their excellent recent form, and Wolves will create chances. However, the visitors are unlikely to be as clinical with the opportunities that come their way as the Gunners will be with theirs.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Wolves