Arsenal FC XI vs Wolves: Predicted line-ups, confirmed team news and latest injuries for Premier League final
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has explained that they have both struggled to get into shape over the past few weeks.
“We had some issues this week – well, over the past few weeks – as you noticed some players were unable to play and participate in games, with Reiss [Nelson,]said Arteta on Friday.
“We have a small problem with Bukayo, who lasts, and with Leo [Trossard]. I think the rest will be fine.
Arsenal will be permanently without Gabriel Martinelli (ankle), Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf) and William Saliba (back) for Sunday’s game. Nelson, who missed last week’s defeat at Nottingham Forest through illness, will be hoping to recover in time.
Arteta experimented with Thomas Partey at right-back last week, but Ben White is expected to return to that position on Sunday. This would allow Kieran Tierney to enter at left-back.
Sunday is also set to be Granit Xhaka’s last game for Arsenal before he joins Bayer Leverkusen this summer. Mohamed Elneny and Takehiro Tomiyasu (both knees) remain absent for a long time.
Arsenal predicted XI (4-3-3): Ramsdale; White, Kiwior, Gabriel, Tierney; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Nelson, Jesus, Trossard
Sunday 4.30pm BST
Place: Emirates Stadium
Arbitrator: Andre Marriner
The Arsenal team of: Huh, Ramsdale, Turner; Gabriel, Holding, Kiwior, Saliba, Tierney, White; Odegaard, Partey, Saka, Smith Rowe, Trossard, Vieira, Xhaka; Jesus, Nelson and Nketiah.
Hurt: Elneny (knee), Martinelli (ankle), Tomiyasu (knee), Zinchenko (calf)
Doubts: Saka, Trossard