Arsenal Back in Champions League
Arsenal will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Nottingham Forest when it takes on Wolverhampton on the last day of the season. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the English top-flight league.
Arsenal: Great Season
Arsenal looks to avoid going into the summer off the back of further disappointment, losing to host Wolves at the Emirates Stadium this weekend. The Gunners’ title challenge has fallen away in tame fashion, with defeats to Brighton and Nottingham Forest set to ensure Manchester City is champion by 10 points at the very least.
It is a squad very much ready for the summer and the new season, but first, Mikel Arteta’s side must try and give Arsenal fans one final performance and result to cheer. After a six-year absence from the Champions League, Arsenal has finally sealed its return to soccer’s biggest competition.
A second-place finish for Arsenal could spell bad news for its Champions League hopes, with a group of death on the cards. UEFA determines the seeding for the teams and groups by using a coefficient system. Arsenal is currently 23rd on the list due to a lack of appearances in the tournament and failure to progress far in the Europa League.
The Gunners failed to win the Premier League title, but they surely want to finish the season in style. Eddie Nketiah is pushing for a start, while all Oleksandr Zinchenko, William Saliba, and Gabriel Martinelli continue to miss out with injuries. They have a great home record this season, so we will continue to include them in our Premier League picks and parlays. Arteta will surely avoid the same lineup and system that struggled so badly against Forest.
Wolves: Secured Premier League Survival
Wolves secured Premier League survival with time to spare and have nothing riding on the season’s final day as they look to take advantage of Arsenal’s alarming drop in performance. The team tends to offer opposite displays on the road than at home, looking extremely weak two weeks ago, falling 2-0 away at Manchester United without registering a single attempt on target at Old Trafford.
It is difficult to say which face Wolves will show this time, so if you’re betting online, you should avoid backing them here. Chiquinho and Sasa Kalajdzic remain in the recovery room, but they should be the only absentees in the away team.
Julen Lopetegui was appointed in November as manager and performed one of the most underrated jobs of this season by guiding Wolves to safety. After inheriting a club facing relegation, Wolves became only the fourth Premier League team at the bottom at Christmas to avoid the drop.
He is likely to hold further talks with Wolves this week over the club’s plans, as fears grow that he could quit after just six months. Lopetegui’s position has been plunged into doubt after he was informed that Wolves will be restricted on transfers this summer due to Financial Fair Play regulations.
Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Head-to-Head
The Gunners have won each of their previous three encounters against Wolves, keeping three clean sheets. Arsenal is one of the best home teams in the league, with 13 wins in 18 games and 48 goals scored, while the visitors are one of the worst away sides in the Premier League, winning just two in 18 road games and allowing 33 goals.
Arsenal lost its last two league games, failing to find the back of the net. Each of Arsenal’s eight Premier League home games produced at least three goals.
Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Match Information
- Match: Arsenal (25-6-6) vs Wolverhampton (11-8-18)
- Day/Time: Sunday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Emirates Stadium, London
- Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Live Stream: fubo.tv
Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Betting Lines
Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Picks and Prediction
The Gunners enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -285 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Premier League odds, while the goal line is set at 3½.
Wolves’ only win away from home in 2023 came against Southampton, and now come against Arsenal, which, aside from its recent stumbles, has been incredibly impressive at Emirates. The Gunners look a world away from the team that led the Premier League for much of the season, but they should still have enough heart to finish the campaign successfully. We expect a high-scoring affair, with Arsenal trying to give its fans something to cheer for on the last day of the season.
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