Two weeks ago, Arsenal traveled to Molineux to face Wolves knowing defeat would see them slip below the midlands side.
A 1-0 win puts us 5 points clear, but tomorrow night’s visit of Wolves to the Emirates sees a repeat of the previous scenario. An away would see them go above us in the Premier League table, a win would reestablish that 5 point margin.
The importance of the game fixture is significant for our continued push for a top four place, and Mikel Arteta insists his players are fully aware of how much is riding on this one.
“They know”, said the Spaniard. “They know what every game means for us, we know where we are and that race is going to be run right until the end.
“You see a lot of clubs involved, you see very different results that you don’t expect, but we play at home and the importance of gaining points at home is going to be crucial to get to our destination.
“For the club this is where we want to play [Champions League], and this has to be the aim every year to be playing among the best teams in the world. That’s what we want.”
Asked what he was expecting from tomorrow’s opposition after their successive wins over Sp*rs and Leicester, Arteta said, “Nothing different really. They’ve been really consistent, I think the work the manager and coaching staff are doing is exceptional.
“They have a really clear way of playing, and they are a really competitive team. It will be tough tomorrow.”