Arsenal XI vs Wolves: Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest today

Arsenal XI vs Wolves: Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest today

Mikel Arteta has dropped Kai Havertz back to the bench for Arsenal's clash with Wolves today.

The Gunners hammered Lens 6-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday with Havertz getting the opener after his winner at Brentford, yet he is replaced by Leandro Trossard at Emirates Stadium.


Ben White is once again on the bench. Takehiro Tomiyasu has excelled recently in defence and keeps his place at right-back.

“That’s the beauty of it though,” said Arteta, when asked about the busy schedule at this time of year.

“We wanted to be in that position and we are playing big games every three days and the squad is ready.

“Players are hungry to play every game, they are disappointed when we have to rest them to manage minutes. That’s a really good sign.”

Arsenal impressed against Lens and for the first time this season Arteta fielded an exciting front six that had a midfield of Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard and Havertz - and a front three of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli.

The Gunners remain without Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira and Jurrien Timber for the visit of Wolves.

Arsenal XI: Raya; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Trossard; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

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

Injuries: Partey (thigh), Smith Rowe (knee), Timber (knee), Vieira (groin)

Time and date: 3pm GMT, Saturday December 3, 2023

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Referee: Peter Bankes

Arsenal squad from: Ramsdale, Raya, Hein; Gabriel, Cedric, Kiwior, Saliba, Tomiyasu, White, Zinchenko; Elneny, Havertz, Jorginho, Odegaard, Rice; Jesus, Martinelli, Nelson, Nketiah, Saka and Trossard.