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What the pundits are predicting as Arsenal face Wolves in crucial clash at Molineux

Arsenal will be preparing to play an away game against Wolves and will aim to take the 3 points after their 2-3 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Ahead of the game, few pundits have made their predictions as the Gunners target Champions League spot.

According to the pundits, Arsenal face a tough test against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men in the Midlands. (via

“Palace couldn’t win a game and then they go to Arsenal at the weekend and end up scoring three times,” said Paul Merson.

“I watched Palace against Manchester City in their previous game and they couldn’t get a kick. It was damage limitation. Then they go to Arsenal and they fancy themselves. It shows you the gap between Manchester City and Liverpool and the other teams.

“You can talk about Arsenal’s team selection against Palace but you can’t defend like they did. They could have had Diego Maradona playing up front but you won’t win matches if you have defending like that.

“Wolves are a good side when teams have a go at them like Arsenal will. Look at the teams that Wolves have dropped points against – Huddersfield have done the double against them, Brighton sat back and got a draw, so did Newcastle.

“They have lost points against teams outside the top six because they play deep against them and they need to learn how to break that down.”

While BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson is predicting a 2-0 win for the hosts, with the former Liverpool defender also highlighting Arsenal’s defensive issues.

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