Arsenal's push for European qualification continues in the Premier League on Thursday as they travel to a Wolverhampton Wanderers side who themselves hold ambitions to return to the continental stage this season. Bruno Lage's side have been one of the surprise packages of the campaign so far and sit eighth in the table, six points off fourth.
The Gunners, meanwhile, have games in hand on many of those teams around them and could leapfrog Manchester United having played one game fewer if they pick up three points at Molineux. However, that would be quite an achievement considering that they have beaten Wolves just once since the Black Country side were promoted in 2018. Here is how you can watch the match and what you need to know:
Date: Thursday, February 10 | Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Molineux -- Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
TV/Live stream: Peacock
Odds: Wolves +260; Draw +220; Arsenal +115 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Wolves: As they build for a push up the table, Wolves' squad has been boosted by the return of Spanish left back Jonny to training after suffering back to back anterior cruciate ligament injuries that have limited him to just eight appearances since the start of last season. The Spaniard was crucial in his side's early success on promotion to the Premier League and could offer Lage a valuable option in a run of five games over 17 days.
Equally, the wing-back positions have already shown some sign of improvement in recent weeks with Nelson Semedo registering an assist in a win over Brentford on January 22 and Rayan Ait Nouri a week earlier against Southampton.
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Arsenal: Having let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave without being replaced, all eyes will be on how Arsenal fare in front of goal in upcoming weeks. Though Mikel Arteta insists he wants supporters to remember the best moments from the striker's four years in north London he also made clear where he felt responsibility lay for the collapse of relations between the former club captain and his manager, saying he had been "the solution, not the problem".
Aubameyang's absence will place a heavy burden on Alexandre Lacazette -- not a player who has proven capable of flourishing for 90 minutes in recent years -- as well as wide forward Gabriel Martinelli, whose 0.43 non-penalty expected goals per 90 Premier League minutes is the highest of any regular in the Arsenal side. With four goals between November 27 and December 18 he has proven he can convert those chances into goals and will need to do so frequently over the coming weeks.
A draw would be a result that suits neither side's desire to climb up the table but equally these two seem too well matched to be separated. PICK: Wolves 1 Arsenal 1