Arsenal’s Under-21 side will be looking to extend their unbeaten run when they face Wolves this evening.
Arsenal’s Under-21 side are lingering in mid-table but they are yet to lose a game this season with two wins and two draws from four matches.
If the young Gunners can avoid defeat this evening, it will mean their unbeaten run extends to seven games going back to last season, in a small way mirroring the impressive current form of the Arsenal first team.
Arsenal’s senior side are on an amazing run of form with 11 games unbeaten and ten of those fixtures producing wins.
Arsenal’s youngsters are looking to go as high as fifth in the Under-21 Premier League this evening and if they can’t draw on their own record, as well as the senior side’s, for inspiration then it’s mystifying.
Their chances of getting a win against Wolves are very good despite their opponent’s higher position.
Arsenal’s Under-21 side haven’t been playing spectacular football this season but they have been playing effective football.
The two wins and two draws have been enabled by a record of sic goals for but more impressively only two conceded.
No other side in the division has conceded fewer goals and if the young Gunners can maintain that good form for the rest of the season, it gives them a better chance of securing tight wins in the bigger fixtures.
Several players could feature this evening before heading off for various international youth team commitments.
Thomas Eisfeld is looking for his third goal of the season while Serge Gnabry and Chuba Akpom are among the other attacking and creative youngsters who could feature.
The trick for Arsenal is going to be keeping a talented Wolves attack at bay, which has scored more than double the number of goals, in more matches, than the Gunners so far.
However, Arsenal should back themselves because Wolves have also let in five times the number of goals as the Gunners this season, which means the home side will get chances to extend their unbeaten run.
It’s a pretty good time to be an Arsenal fan at the moment with Arsene Wenger showing great control and decision making with the first team and that being replicated through Steve Gatting’s young team, that definitely has a chance of winning the Under-21 Premier League title this season.
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