Pundits in total agreement over Arsenal ahead of Wolves as title claim made

Arsenal face Wolves this weekend, and pundits are predicting a good result for Mikel Arteta’s men.

Arsenal are back in action this weekend when they take on Wolves in their final game before the World Cup break.

The Gunners have enjoyed a superb start to the season, but they are about to be sidelined for more than a month due to the World Cup, which begins in just over a week. Before then, Arsenal face Wolves knowing that a win will guarantee them top spot going into the break.

Mikel Arteta’s men did lose during the week, losing to Brighton in the Carabao Cup, but the Premier League is their priority, and they continued their good form in the league with a win over Chelsea last weekend. Arsenal have now won 11 of their first 13 games in what has been a remarkable start.

It has been very different for Wolves, who sit inside the relegation zone after a sorry start, though they picked up some confidence with a win over Leeds United in the Carabao Cup during the week. This will be Wolves’ final game before the break, and their final game under interim boss Steve Davis with Julen Lopetegui taking over during the break, now in the building following the finalisation of his paperwork.

Ahead of the game, pundits have been predicting the result, and former Gunner Paul Merson believes a 3-1 win lies in store for his former club at Molineux.

“Arsenal are playing so well at the moment,” he told SportsKeeda. “They looked like title contenders against Chelsea. They knew what they were doing, and they were passing the ball well. That was a big game, and they passed their test quite easily.

“Gabriel Jesus may not score goals, but he brings so much to the party. He makes a difference on the pitch, and he’s taken Arsenal to a different level. If they lose a couple of games, however, people will be looking at him - that’s just the way it works. We saw it years ago with Emile Heskey. Everybody loved playing alongside him, but they lost a few games and his performances came under the microscope.

“I can’t name a single player of the season for Arsenal so far - that’s how good they’ve been. They’ve become a proper team. I think they’ve got too much for Wolves and should be able to win this game.”

Arsenal will be aiming to enter the international break at the top of the league table (Getty Images)
Arsenal will be aiming to enter the international break at the top of the league table (Getty Images)
Arsenal will be aiming to enter the international break at the top of the league table (Getty Images)

Chris Sutton is also predicting an Arsenal win, suggesting the result will be 2-0 in the Gunners’ favour.

“Wolves have a new manager at last in Julen Lopetegui and, although interim boss Steve Davis stays in charge for this game, that makes it more dangerous for Arsenal,” wrote Sutton on the BBC. “Gunners fans probably weren’t that bothered about going out of the Carabao Cup in midweek, because the Premier League is their priority.

“Arsenal played with such confidence when they beat Chelsea last weekend, and Mikel Arteta said afterwards that they are title contenders. If that is the case, they will win at Molineux. They should do, because they have got a goal threat and defensive stability too.”