Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Wolves – Trossard and Saka start, no Havertz

By on December 2, 2023


Arsenal can move four points clear at the top of the Premier League table with victory over Wolves at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

Mikel Arteta has made just one change from the side that thrashed Lens 6-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday night. David Raya missed the win over Brentford last weekend as he was ineligible to face his parent club. He returned in midweek and keeps his place ahead of Aaron Ramsdale today.

William Saliba starts once again at the heart of Arsenal’s defence and he’s joined by Gabriel Magalhaes. Surprisingly, Ben White continues on the bench as Takehiro Tomiyasu keeps his place at right-back while Oleksandr Zinchenko is at left-back.

Declan Rice will be looking to continue his excellent form as he anchors the midfield. Martin Odegaard was back to his best form in midweek after recently returning to full fitness. The Norwegian international captains Arsenal once again this afternoon.

Kai Havertz scored his second goal in two games with another strike against Lens but he drops to the bench with Leandro Trossard recalled.. Bukayo Saka continues on the right flank with Gabriel Martinelli on the opposite side of Arsenal’s attack.

Gabriel Jesus was excellent against Lens and the Brazilian leads the line up front today. That means Eddie Nketiah have to settle for a place among the substitutes.

These are the teams for the game:


Raya; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Odegaard, Trossard; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Subs: Ramsdale, White, Nketiah, Kiwior, Cedric, Jorginho, Nelson, Elneny, Havertz.


Sa; Dawson, Kilman, Toti; Semedo, Traore, Doyle, Bellegarde, Bueno; Cunha, Hwang.

Subs: Bentley, Doherty, Bueno, Silva, Kaladjzic, Sarabia, Chirewa, Whittingham, Hubner.