Michael Owen is tipping Wolves to assert a 1-0 residence win over Arsenal within the Premier League at Molineux on Thursday evening.
Wolves have been in glorious type this season and so they presently discover themselves simply two factors behind Arsenal within the desk and having performed the identical variety of video games because the Gunners.
Arsenal had been in nice type within the Premier League over the festive interval earlier than they misplaced 2-1 to Manchester Metropolis at the beginning of January and had been then held to a goalless draw by Burnley final day trip.
The Gunners had been additionally dumped out of each home cup competitions final month to go away them with solely Premier League locations to play for this season as they purpose to qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League by way of a top-four end.
Wolves have a superb defensive document this season, having solely conceded 16 targets to this point – a determine significantly decrease than many of the groups round them within the desk.
And former Liverpool FC and England star Owen is backing the house facet to frustrate Arsenal, who offloaded Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to FC Barcelona within the January switch window.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen stated: “Wolves have gone from energy to energy underneath Bruno Lage and a win right here, would actually give them some hopes of even sneaking into the highest 4. They’re so sturdy defensively and it implies that they’re all the time in with an opportunity.
“What an odd couple of weeks at Arsenal. A variety of departures however no incomings. I fear the place the targets will come from. I do know Aubameyang was having a tough season, however he was nonetheless by far their greatest objective scorer. It’s a number of stress on the likes of Lacazette and Martinelli.
“I fancy Wolves to win right here and maintain yet one more clear sheet. It received’t be excessive scoring, however they’ll edge it 1-0.”
In the meantime, Italian facet AS Roma are reportedly fascinated by making a bid to signal Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka in the summertime switch window.
Web site football.london is claiming that the Italian facet stay as eager admirers of the Switzerland worldwide and will make a transfer on the finish of the season.