X

Tuesday 21
May

Arsenal

Arsenal welcome back duo for Wolves

24th April 2019, 10:36 by Chris Rivers

Arsenal are likely to have Granit Xhaka and Sokratis Papastathopoulos available for Wednesday's Premier League game at Wolves.

Xhaka sat out Sunday's defeat to Crystal Palace due to a hip concern but was back in training on Tuesday. He is expected to feature in the starting XI as one of several changes planned by boss Unai Emery in response to the weekend's loss.

Also likely to start at Molineux is Sokratis, with the Greek defender having missed the last two league games due to suspension. He could come in for Shkodran Mustafi after his poor showing against Palace.

Nacho Monreal and Lucas Torreira are also likely to be restored to the line-up after being on the bench at the weekend.

Arsenal do have concerns over the fitness of top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he sat out training on Tuesday, while midfielder Aaron Ramsey's hamstring injury will keep him out of the clash.

Denis Suarez is also unavailable due to a groin injury, while Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck are long-term absentees.

Arsenal can move back into the top four with a win and Emery knows the clash with Wolves could prove to be pivotal.

"[We need to] continue being proud of our season and knowing the key moments are now," Emery said at his press conference on Tuesday. "Tomorrow is also a big moment and a big match for us, a big challenge because we are playing against a team who feel strong with their supporters.

"But it's a good moment to try to do all we can, with intelligence. We need to be clear, we need to play with heart but above all being clear in our minds."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

More Arsenal

Arsenal

Arsenal handed Mkhitaryan blow ahead of Europa League final

21st May 2019, 16:18

Arsenal coach Unai Emery has confirmed that he will be without Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the Europa League final this month.

Arsenal

‘Hurt’ Mkhitaryan ruled out of Europa showdown

21st May 2019, 13:52

Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan is "hurt" to have to miss the Europa League final after deciding against travelling to Baku.

Arsenal

I want to be an Arsenal legend - Aubameyang

21st May 2019, 11:05

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed he wants to become an Arsenal legend and etch his name in the club's history books.

Arsenal

Los Che keeper linked with Gunners

21st May 2019, 03:26

Arsenal are chasing Valencia goalkeeper Norberto Murara with reports claiming talks have begun.

Arsenal

Keeper Schubert linked with Gunners switch

20th May 2019, 11:03

Dynamo Dresden goalkeeper Markus Schubert is reportedly poised to make a summer switch to Arsenal.

Arsenal

Roma defender in Gunners link

20th May 2019, 05:01

AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas is on Arsenal's wanted list as Unai Emery looks to bolster his backline.

Recent Sport Headlines

Boxing

Smith - Alvarez fight could be next

21st May 2019, 17:42

WBA 'super' super-middleweight champion Callum Smith admits he would love to fight Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in the future.

Bournemouth

Loan spell vital for Cherries youngster

21st May 2019, 16:48

Jake Scrimshaw believes his loan move to Poole Town has helped him develop as he eyes progress through the ranks at Bournemouth.

Paris Saint Germain

Dortmund stopper Diallo in PSG link

21st May 2019, 16:45

Borussia Dortmund defender Abdou Diallo is being linked with a summer switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

AC Milan

Milan may be forced to sacrifice star keeper

21st May 2019, 16:31

AC Milan will cash in on keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma if they miss out on a spot in next season's Champions League.

Cricket

Archer prepared for World Cup challenge

21st May 2019, 16:28

Jofra Archer says his relative lack of ODI experience does not worry him ahead of the World Cup after he was named in England's squad.

Swansea City

Swans star set for United move

21st May 2019, 16:24

Swansea winger Daniel James is believed to have agreed personal terms with Manchester United but a fee is yet to be decided.

Sheffield Wednesday

Wednesday set sights on Latics midfielder Morsy

21st May 2019, 16:24

Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with a move for Sam Morsy but they could face competition for the Wigan midfielder.

Arsenal

Arsenal handed Mkhitaryan blow ahead of Europa League final

21st May 2019, 16:18

Arsenal coach Unai Emery has confirmed that he will be without Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the Europa League final this month.