Premier League: Arsenal vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
Third-placed Arsenal enters this fixture fresh from of a draining UEFA Champions League draw against FC Barcelona on Wednesday.
Cesc Fabregas managed to score from a penalty kick in the dying minutes of that game to end the match with a 2-2 stalemate against the Catalans. However, the goal the 22-year-old scored could be his last act as an Arsenal player this season, and he is now a major doubt for Spain in the World Cup.
Fabregas clashed with Carles Puyol and hobbled out of the game with a broken leg, an injury that appears to have originated in Craig Gardner’s tackle in the match with Birmingham last weekend.
Russian striker Andrey Arshavin and defender William Gallas are other injury casualties from the battle against Barca, although they are expected to be missing for only a few weeks.
Sol Campbell could replace Gallas at the middle of the defense with Thomas Vermaelen available again after serving a domestic ban at St Andrews.
The Gunners are four points behind leaders Manchester United and would probably be out of the title race if they drop points against Mick McCarthy’s side. But Arsene Wenger and his players will be confident of success after defeating Wolves 4-1 in the reverse fixture at the Molineux earlier in the season.
The match kicks-off at 15:00 BST.
UPDATE: Nicklas Bendtner scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner to keep Arsenal’s title dreams alive with a 1-0 win over Wolves.