After two draws, can we return to winning ways this afternoon?
Wolves have lost their last 3 games, we are on an unbeaten run stretching back to 1982, the portents are good. But before we start assuming an easy victory Wolves are the only team apart from L’pool to take points off Man City and drew at Old Trafford – they have ability.
Every time I have visited Wolverhampton it has rained, and I have to say, it is a grim place enlivened only by its proximity to Tipton (home of Steve Bull). A historical highlight for W’hampton is that the first automated traffic light in the UK was sited in Princess St. (1927). Slade come from Wolves as does the teams most famous supporter, Robert Plant of Led Zep fame. That’s it really.
Apart from it’s football team. Billy Wright, later to become Arsenal manager, is their signature player, a man whom in his day was the biggest star in English football.
In David Wagner they have a fine manager who is doing a wonderful job with very limited resources. By far the most impressive of the promoted sides, Wolves already have 18 points, just 2 behind the incredibly lucky Man Utd.
Mr. Emery must be delighted with his start in the PL, to take a team which is in a transitional period and go unbeaten for 14 games is remarkable. True, we haven’t hit the heights of Wenger’s first season but nonetheless the green shoots are clearly evident. Our new signings have all bedded in well and both Terrier and Curly look amazing purchases.
Catwalk Mustafi Holding Wardrobe
Terrier Xhaka Mhiki
Towards the end of the Sporting Lisbon game Iwobi looked shot, perhaps he is carrying an injury because his stamina has never been an issue; as such I would start Mhiki.
Perhaps the Greek Bloke for Holding who could use a rest, otherwise the team picks itself ahead of another Interlull.
It would be excellent if we could go into the break on the back of 3 points, especially as the Top 6 are consistently winning.
Remembrance Day. 100 years since the Armistice. 5 out of the 23 Arsenal players who served died in the conflict. Humbling.