Mark Lawrenson is backing Wolves to assert a 2-0 victory over Arsenal on Thursday evening to additional dent the Gunners’ hopes of ending within the high 4 this season.
Arsenal began the week in sixth place within the Premier League desk and two factors adrift of fourth-placed Manchester United as Mikel Arteta seems to steer the north London aspect to Champions League qualification this season.
The Gunners have been left with nothing to play for however Champions League locations this season after they have been knocked out of each the League Cup and FA Cup in January.
Arsenal have endured one thing of a blip in latest weeks within the Premier League and suffered a 2-1 residence defeat by Manchester Metropolis earlier than a disappointing goalless draw with Burnley on the finish of January.
Wolves have conceded the fewest targets of any group within the high half of the desk apart from Manchester Metropolis, heading into this week’s spherical of video games.
Wolves started the week in eighth place within the Premier League desk and two factors behind Arsenal – and former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is tipping the hosts to assert a 2-0 victory and climb above the Gunners this week.
Writing in his preview column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson stated: “Arsenal had an terrible January, failing to win within the league and tumbling out of each home cups.
“Wolves went out of the FA Cup final weekend, to Norwich, however their Premier League type has been very spectacular for the reason that flip of the 12 months.
“Bruno Lage’s aspect are excellent defensively and which means they’ll put in a reasonably common efficiency going ahead however nonetheless have an opportunity of profitable video games as a result of they’re so stable.
“They’ve conceded solely 16 in 21 league video games up to now and I don’t suppose Arsenal will break them down both.”
Arsenal, who completed in eighth place and with out a trophy final season, will tackle Brentford, Wolves and Watford of their subsequent three Premier League video games after Thursday’s conflict at Molineux.