Arsenal look forward to sealing a much-needed Premier League victory as they go head-to-head with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal's defence, which is the division's joint-second best ahead of this gameweek, has been let down by an attack that hasn't scored in open play for five consecutive Premier League (PL) matches. Subsequently their nine goals after nine rounds - Arsenal's lowest tally since 1986/87 - and just four wins (D1, L4) sees the 'Gunners' slipping down the table.
With a growing injury list, woes upfront, and consecutive PL home defeats 'to nil', Arsenal are now on the verge of registering three top-flight home losses without scoring for the first time since December 1908 - the year Ford's revolutionary Model T was introduced to the world! However you must go back to 1978/79 for the last time Arsenal failed to score in a home clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
In fact, Arsenal have netted before HT in three of the last four home H2Hs (W1, D3). That'll concern Wolves who have failed to score before HT in 34 PL games since the start of 2019/20 - more than any other side. However, just one loss from their previous six matches will have Wolves travelling here believing they can win at Arsenal for the first time since September 1979.
Whilst still early days, Wolves' 50% win-rate in PL road trips (W2, L2) is better than what they managed last season (36.84%). However, an average of just 0.75 goals scored per away game is poor.
Players to watch: Although it took until the 60th minute for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to register Arsenal's first shot on target in the last round, he did score a first-half opener in the previous H2H held here.
Wolves' Raúl Jiménez made his 85th consecutive PL appearance last weekend - 22 of his 34 goals (64.71%) during that time came after the 60th minute.
Hot stat: The five PL red cards Arsenal have received since Mikel Arteta's appointment in December 2019, is more than any other side during that period.