Walcott wants to seize Molineux chance
The Gunners suffered a surprise 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle on Sunday before watching Chelsea lose 2-0 at Liverpool, the second time this season
Chelsea lost 1-0 at Manchester City back in September only for Arsenal to go down hours later to a shock defeat at the
That could happen tomorrow, with the Blues hosting Fulham in the west London derby, while Arsenal travel to Molineux in matches that both kick-off at
"We are still in the same position as we were before, which is five points behind Chelsea," said Walcott. "Nothing has really changed, although it was another opportunity we could have taken."
Wolves are currently second-bottom of the table but have actually performed well in the midst of a nightmare run of league and cup fixtures, including two trips to Manchester United and one to Chelsea, as well as a home clash with Manchester City. They managed to beat City along the way and Walcott is taking nothing for granted.
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(Wolves') fans will give them an extra man, but if we can get the ball down, play our football and get the early goal, then hopefully it will be a good time for us.
"Wolves have been fairly strong at home and very good away from home," he said. "Their fans will give them an extra man, but if we can get the ball down, play our football and get the early goal, then hopefully it will be a good time for us."
Arsenal romped to a 4-1 win at Molineux last season but needed a stoppage-time goal to beat them in the reverse fixture as Wolves adapted to life back in the Premier League.
Arsenal will be without
The Gunners will hope captain
Wenger must also decide whether to include
Russian winger Andrey Arshavin will be hoping to start at Molineux after he looked sharp as a second-half substitute against Newcastle, but midfielder
Wenger confirmed today Nasri would be fine for tomorrow's game but had bad news on long-term absentee
The Gunners boss revealed on Friday Vermaelen had been only "days" from returning to the first-team squad after more than two months out. But he damaged his Achilles again in training on Monday and will be sent back to see a specialist.
Wenger said: "I don't know where we go with Thomas time-wise but, at the moment, he cannot play. On the scan, his Achilles is completely clear but as soon as he stays out for a while, it tightens up and he has pain. We don't know the source of his pain."
Wenger also revealed midfielder