Arsenal FC beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 on Saturday, meaning it is already time to move on to the next fixture, is scheduled for Tuesday night. Next on the docket is a visit to newly promoted Luton Town, and for this match there is no “team news” to discuss.
Mikel Arteta’s men suffered no new injury concerns during yesterday’s win.Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira and Jurrien Timber remain out as long-term injury absentees.
Arsenal at Luton Town FYIs
Kickoff: Tue Dec. 5, 8:15 pm, Kenilworth Road, Bury Park, Luton, UK
PL Position: Luton Town 17th, 9 pts Arsenal 1st, 33 pts
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PL Form: Luton Town LWLDW Arsenal WWWLW
Google Result Probability: Luton Town 7% Arsenal 79% Draw 14%
No members of that injured Gunners quartet set to return any time until after the New Year. However, Arsenal seem to be cruising right now, with the lineup that they have.
They’re four points clear at the top of the table, pending result of the Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur clash. And Arteta said in his post match press conference today that there are still new levels of quality for his side to clear.
So, if he’s right, we can just quote Frank Sinatra and say “the best is yet to come.”
Although Luton Town won’t really be a test of that idea, as they’re hovering near the drop zone and far from formidable as an opponent.
Arsenal Starting XI Prediction at Luton Town
David Raya; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard, Kai Havertz; Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah, Leandro Trossard.
Prediction: Arsenal 4, Luton Town 0
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