Arsenal team news: Predicted XI vs Wolves as Mikel Arteta takes risk for must-win game
Source: Express

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Defence: White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko Arteta is unlikely to gamble when it comes to rotating dependable trio Ben White, William Saliba and Gabriel despite tiredness affecting the team in recent weeks. One star he may risk though is Oleksandr Zinchenko, who is under pressure after a sloppy display in the defeat to Aston Villa.

Takehiro Tomiyasu may do well to play two games in quick succession given his recent injury problems, and Arteta will bank on Zinchenko breaking down Wolves with the Gunners set to have the majority of possession. Therefore, he gets the nod over Jakub Kiwior in defence.

But Arteta may look to start Thomas Partey from the off instead of Jorginho, having seemingly recovered following his hamstring injury earlier this season. The Ghanaian's inclusion would give Arsenal some much-needed energy and power in midfield following some worryingly leggy performances of late. His ability to dominate the ball and turn defensive in attack could prove vital against Wolves.

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While there remain fears over Saka's fitness, he still surely remains a shoo-in to start. He is Arsenal's biggest game-changer and it would be a big risk for Arteta to leave him out in the midst of this dramatic title race if he is able to take to the pitch.