How can Arsene make Wolves look poor?

By Graham McNorthbank

Sebastien Squillaci put it very well the other day when he stated that a great team doesn't lose three games in a row.

The only issue I have with that statement is not that Arsenal aren't a great team, but that this is November - traditionally the club's most difficult season.

The curse of the 11th month has seen our already fragile defence concede three goals, while one third of our fit central defenders is suspended and our best defender now looks as if he might be out until the New Year with his Achilles problem.

So the choice tomorrow night in defence is that there is no choice. Fabianski in goal hopefully covered by a back four of Sagna, Squillaci, Djourou and Clichy.

Thankfully our options in midfield are a bit more varied, but nevertheless to beat a confident Wolves, I think we need to stick with the players that started the game against Newcastle at the weekend.

Jack Wilshere says it was a bad day at the office, so it's up to him and his team mates to prove it. Arsene Wenger assures us Cesc Fabregas will be back to his best having shaken off his hamstring injury.

So let's see how Song, Wilshere and Fabregas play this evening.

And upfront I'd really like to see Robin van Persie twinned with Marouane Chamakh from the start to see what they're capable of, with Samir Nasri supporting, leaving Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott to come on later on if needed.

Now I called the team man for man on Sunday and look how that worked out for us, so I won't get too bent out of shape if you disagree with my team for tonight, but let's just hope that the Gunner are a bit more, em, hungry than the Wolves this evening, because on Sunday the lack of desire was palpable.

Addict XI


Sagna Djourou Squillaci Clichy

      Song Cesc Wilshere

      RvP Chamakh Nasri