After yet another loss and an unimpressive performance in the last game against Stoke City, Wolves are almost certain to miss out on Premier League football next season. They have managed only one point from the last seven matches and it proves the sacking of Mick McCarthy and the promotion of Terry Connor as manager has terribly backfired. With the tie against Wigan on the last day of the season left as their only game against fellow strugglers, Wolves need a miracle to survive and that miracle has to start against the Gunners in this game.
Arsenal have been phenomenal lately and are now favourites to finish third ahead of Tottenham, Newcastle and Chelsea, especially after their victory against Manchester City over the weekend. Moroever, with the form they are in, the match against Wolves should be a walk in the park for the London club. However, Arsene Wenger will surely warn his players against the complacency which cost the London club dearly against relegation-battling QPR two weeks ago - Arsenal's only defeat in the last nine matches.
This match features two teams with highly contrasting forms. Wolves - the league's bottom side - have lost their last six matches, while Arsenal have won seven of their last eight. Wolves have failed to keep a clean sheet this season since 27 August and the Gunners have not lost to them in any competition since 1979.
Team News: Midfielders Jamie O'Hara, Stephen Hunt and defender Jody Craddock remain sidelined for Connor's side, while Englishman Karl Henry is a doubt for this match.
The Gunners will be without the services of influential centre back Laurent Koscielny as the 25 year old is serving the first of his two-match ban after collecting his 10th yellow card of the season against City. Arsenal might also miss winger Gervinho and left-back Kieran Gibbs, both of whom are not fit for this tie, while Jack Wilshere, Per Mertesacker, Abou Diaby, Francis Coquelin and Emmanuel Frimpong remain long term absentees.
The reverse fixture at the Emirates last December ended in a 1-1 draw, with Fletcher's equaliser cancelling out an early Gervinho goal.
Wolves: Hennessey, Zubar, Stearman, Bassong, Ward, Kightly, Henry, Edwards, Jarvis, Doyle, Fletcher
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Djourou, Vermaelen, Santos, Song, Arteta, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Van Persie