Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Arsenal FC heads to Wolverhampton Wanderers Wednesday night in a match-up that has major implications near the top and the middle of the Premier League table. For Arsenal, they are trying to hold on to fourth place, and with it the final UEFA Champions League qualification slot.

For Wolves, they are looking to leapfrog three teams and claim the seventh place spot, which could bring a UEFA Europa League berth along with it. Wolves have never beaten Arsenal in Premier League play, and this will be the tenth meeting in this competition.

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Arsenal at Wolverhampton Wanderers Injury Report: Ramsey, Xhaka, Holding

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Arsenal FC missed out on a golden opportunity yesterday to put some space between themselves and the other two teams that are vying for fourth place in the Premier League table. The Gunners fell at home to Crystal Palace on Easter Sunday 3-2, just hours after sixth place Manchester United put in what was arguably the worst performance of the post Sir Alex Ferguson era for them.

United are just two points behind the Gunners, but it remains to be seen if they still have the desire to avoid being the Europa League next season.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace

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Easter Sunday brings a London derby at the Emirates, where Arsenal have been extremely formidable. They will take on Crystal Palace, a mid-table side that beat Manchester City once this season, and threatened to the do the double on the reigning Premier League champions.

Palace will play this game relaxed and free, as they know there’s nothing to worry about with relegation anymore. As for the Gunners, the challenge is now presented for first year Gunners manager Unai Emery- balancing the club’s domestic and European ambitions for this season; which ultimately end with the same goal.

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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Injury Report: Ramsey, Bellerin, Sakho, Tomkins, Schlupp

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The Sunday Premier League slate includes a London Derby between fourth-placed Arsenal and 13th-placed Crystal Palace. The Gunners are level on points with Chelsea, but are ahead on goal differential and also hold a game in hand on their west London rivals.

They are one point behind fellow north Londoners Tottenham Hotspur, who open the weekend with another fixture at Manchester City. A great chance is present this weekend for Arsenal to leapfrog Spurs in the table. Let’s take a look at the fitness and availability situation for both sides in this one.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Napoli (UEFA Europa League Quarterfinal)

Fresh off a victory at Watford last night in Premier League play, Arsenal FC next head to Napoli to try and punch their ticket to the UEFA Europa League semis. While winning this tournament provides a route back into the UEFA Champions League, the side is more focused on getting back into Europe’s big big tourney via a top four finish in the Premier League.

Up 2-0 on aggregate, Gunners midfielder Granit Xhaka says his side will not be taking the Serie A club lightly on Thursday night.

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Arsenal FC at Napoli Injury Report: Bellerin, Holding, Welbeck, Albiol, Diawara

Arsenal FC lead Napoli 2-0 on aggregate heading into the second leg of their UEFA Europa League quarterfinal tie in Italy. Should they go through, the Gunners will face Valencia, who beat Villarreal 3-1 away from home last week. The Gunners are in a good position to win the UEL tournament, but according to midfielder Granit Xhaka, finishing in the top four of the Premier League is the priority.

The Gunners are ahead of arch-rivals Chelsea on goal differential, and they have a game in hand.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Watford FC

The Premier League weekend will be completed when Arsenal visits Watford FC in a match-up that all the projectionists, prognosticators and bookies see as very evenly matched. The Hornets are one of the four Premier League teams trying to stake a claim as the “best of the rest” side after the traditional “big six.”

Arsenal are one of four teams fighting to get one of the final two top four/UEFA Champions League qualification slots. If the Gunners don’t make it in the end, the primary reason will likely be their very poor away from home form. Three points have been difficult to come by on the road for the north London side this season.

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Arsenal vs Watford Injury Report: Xhaka, Bellerin, Cleverly, Deolofeu, Holebus

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Arsenal are back on the road again trying to improve their away form, which has been absolutely dreadful this season. The Gunners, who have just two road wins (Huddersfield, Bournemouth) in Premier League competition this season, will head to Vicarage Road to take on 10th place Watford on Monday night.

Arsenal comes in sitting 5th in the table, with a game in hand on both fourth place Chelsea (who are three points ahead of them) and third place Tottenham Hotspur (who currently stand four points ahead of them). Let’s take a look at the fitness situation for both sides.

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Arsenal Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Napoli (UEFA Europa League)

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Arsenal find themselves in the midst of a very fierce battle for a top four finish in the Premier League, but they can alleviate those worries of UEFA Champions League qualification if they take of business in the Europa League. Of course, Chelsea is in the same exact boat, and they have the same designs as the Gunners.

Both London clubs have advanced to the UEL quarterfinals, but the Blues seem to have an easier draw for this round. Arsenal will definitely have their hands full with Serie A power Napoli on Thursday night, where Unai Emery’s men will look to get an advantage in the first tie, which happens to be at home.

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Arsenal FC Injury Report vs Napoli: Granit Xhaka, Laurent Koscielny

The Napoli vs Arsenal UEFA Europa League quarterfinal tie is a match-up of two leading title contenders. The winner here may ultimately prove to be the eventual tournament champion, although Chelsea will certainly have something to say about that.

This is the third time that Napoli has reached this stage of the competition, having won it all in 1989. As for Arsenal, they have lost just once (Ostersunds FK 2017-18) in their last 17 matches at home in this competition.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Everton FC

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Arsenal FC at Everton is a very difficult fixture to size up this weekend. On one hand, the Gunners have just five wins in their last 14 away from home (and just two of their last 11). On the other hand, the Toffees have been an expensive, but very underachieving side almost all season.

The blue side of Mersey might pull off the mild upset here, but at the same time, picking them is not something one can really do with a whole lot of confidence this season. We feel a little bit more solid in our Arsenal first team that we predicted here, although we wouldn’t be too surprised if Mesut Ozil gets a call here for this one…maybe…possibly.

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Arsenal vs Everton Injury Report: Koscielny, Ramsey, Xhaka, Bellerin, Mina

It’s a very fierce four way battle for the last two UEFA Champions League qualification slots, and right now it looks like Arsenal will lock down one of them. That is of course contingent on the Gunners’ vastly improving their away form. The north London side has won seven of their last nine, but at the same time they only have two wins in their last 11 across all competitions away from the Emirates.

Worse yet those two victories were against relegated Huddersfield Town and League One club Blackpool. On Sunday, they’ll venture to Everton and take on the Toffees in a Premier League fixture.

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