Saturday’s Premier League offering sees Wolves welcome Arsenal to Molineux, and US television viewers will be able to watch it live with the following coverage plans.
Julen Lopetegui has been appointed as the new coach at Wolves, replacing Bruno Lage. However, he will not be in the home dugout on Saturday. His official employment begins on November 14.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are as settled a unit as can be. Mikel Arteta has everyone pulling in the same direction and the Gunners are desperate to head into the World Cup break at the top of the table.
The Gunners have suffered just one defeat and been held to one draw in the Premier League so far. Although, they have yet to face Manchester City, who are still some way ahead of them as a team.
Wolves have been poor this term. In attack their talent has been virtually non-existent. With just eight goals, Wolverhampton are the lowest scorers in the division.
It’s difficult to see how this will change against a team as strong as Arsenal.
Wolves are at the opposite end of the table to their opponents on Saturday. They are 19th and level on points with rock-bottom club, Nottingham Forest. Only a miraculous win on Saturday could lift them out of the drop-zone ahead of the World Cup.
Wolves vs Arsenal TV coverage plans
Kickoff time: 2:45 p.m. ET / 11:45 a.m. PT – Saturday, Nov. 12
Watch now (in USA): Live on Sling Blue
Commentators: Jon Champion and Andy Townsend
US TV: Match is on USA Network (available via Sling Blue)
Comparing Arsenal and Wolves’ recent form
Wolverhampton Wanderers haven’t won in the Premier League since October 15.
In their last five games they recorded one solitary victory against Nottingham Forest, but their success ended there. Since then, Wolves have lost to Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Brighton. Their last point came in a 1-1 draw against Brentford.
In comparison, Arsenal are unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches. In those five the Gunners have only dropped points in a 1-1 draw away to Southampton.
Their four victories have been against Liverpool, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Chelsea.
Wins over Chelsea and Liverpool have really cemented Arsenal’s title credentials.
Wolves have been hamstrung by a lack of attacking options this season. Summer signing Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an ACL rupture in September and has yet to make an impact. He remains out.
Pedro Neto, Raul Jimenez, Toti and Matheus Nunes are all expecting to miss the match against the Gunners through injury. However, Nunes could face a late fitness test.
Wolves’ caretaker coach Steve Davis will not be able to count on either Diego Costa or Nelson Semedo on Saturday. Both players are suspended with Semedo banned for one game and Costa having been slapped with a three-game suspension for a headbutt.
Mikel Arteta has a clean bill of health ahead of the trip to Molineux. Only Emile Smith-Rowe is expected to miss the game through injury.
Wolves’ predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1): Sa, Jonny, Collins, Kilman, Bueno, Neves, Moutinho, Traore, Podence, Guedes, Hwang
Arsenal’s predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus
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