Arsenal vs Wolves Live Reddit Score 28 May 2023
Arsenal look to avoid going into the summer off the back of further disappointment as they host Wolves at the Emirates Stadium this weekend. The Gunners’ title challenge has fallen away in tame fashion over recent weeks, with defeats to Brighton and Nottingham Forest set to ensure Manchester City are champions by ten points at the very least. It is a squad very much ready for the summer and the new season, but first Mikel Arteta’s side must try and give the Arsenal fans one final performance and result to cheer. Wolves secured Premier League survival with time to spare and so have nothing riding on the final day of the season as they look to take advantage of Arsenal’s alarming drop in performance levels.
Arsenal have exceeded expectations and some this season, although a prevailing sense of disappointment currently seeps through the fanbase given the strong position they found themselves in at the top of the Premier League table. A stuttering conclusion akin to 2021/22 means no silverware will be heading to the Emirates, but 2022/23 nonetheless feels like a watershed season in Arteta’s Arsenal project. The Gunners are back in the big time. The club took a giant leap forward, and thus, a huge summer beckons. If Arsenal are to once again challenge Manchester City for the title, they’ve got to nail their upcoming transfer window. The Gunners have been linked with several big names at priority positions of need, but they’ll have to offload some of their talent to facilitate the mini-rebuild many supporters desire this summer.
Tierney is simply too good to not be earning regular Premier League starts. Arteta has been reluctant to use the Scot this season, even when Oleksandr Zinchenko has been absent. Last weekend, the Spaniard deployed Jakub Kiwior at left-back over Tierney. The former Celtic defender’s issues when drifting inside mean it’s unlikely he has a future in north London. He simply cannot do what Arteta now desires of his left-back. He’s no Zinchenko, not even close. As a result. Tierney is poised to move on this summer with several Premier League clubs boasting an interest. Newcastle appear the most likely destination at this stage, but watch out for Unai Emery’s Aston Villa, also.
It’s been an awful end to the season for Arsenal. As much as I love this group of players and I’m certain they’ll bounce back next season – they have bottled it. No two ways about it, really. However, with the final game of the season coming up against Wolves, Mikel Arteta will want to field his strongest possible lineup to end what has overall been a good season on the high it deserves.
Firstly, it will be Aaron Ramsdale in goal. Having been selected in the recent England squad, he’ll want to justify his selection by keeping a clean sheet here. Protecting him will be a centre back partnership of Gabriel and Jakub Kiwior, which is by no means the strongest but what Mikel Arteta must go for given the injury to Saliba. On the right, Ben White will start and on the left, it will surely be Kieran Tierney. Given that it’s likely his last game and the Gunners have nothing to play for, it would be very controversial if Arteta didn’t start him again.
Then, it will be the same midfield three which has started in all of Arsenal’s strongest games this season. Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard will start but the man who’ll get the most headlines is Granit Xhaka. It’s Xhaka’s final game in an Arsenal shirt and it’ll be an emotional one given the commitment and determination he’s given to the club since he signed from Gladbach. Completing the team is an energetic and prolific front three of Gabriel Jesus, Leandro Trossard and Bukayo Saka. The January signing Trossard comes in to replace Gabriel Martinelli who won’t be available in this game through injury.
Wolverhampton Wanderers round off their Premier League campaign with a trip to Arsenal on Sunday. It looked as though this game would form part of the title race for much of the season, but the Gunners have tailed off dramatically in recent weeks to hand a third straight league title to Manchester City. This weekend’s game at The Emirates has little more than pride riding on it.