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Arsenal Remembers

Arsenal Remembers

Our Premier League match against Wolves takes place on Remembrance Sunday in the year that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. 

As a mark of respect, our home shirt for this game will carry The Royal British Legion’s poppy embroidered on to the chest. These match-worn shirts will be auctioned in aid of the charity once players have signed them.
 
Before kick-off, two soldiers from the Royal Artillery (a supporter of each club) will carry a poppy wreath and place it in the centre circle as the teams assemble to observe a period of silence. They will also be joined by 100 ex-servicemen and veterans pitchside ahead of The Last Post sounding.
 
During The Great War, Arsenal lost eight players; Spencer Bassett, Albert Beney, John Flanagan, James Maxwell, Charles Randall, Robert Houston, Joseph Dines and Dick Roose and over the last few weeks the club has remembered these brave men along with all the other men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in armed conflict. 

We have supported ‘There But Not There’ – a national charity campaign to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The campaign sees six-foot ‘Tommy’ statues, silhouettes of fallen heroes which are displayed at Emirates Stadium and have been at our training ground this week. The Tommies are part of a nationwide art installation set up by the charity Remembered, which will ensure that the incredible sacrifices made by so many 100 years ago are not forgotten. The purchase of these statues sees proceeds going to The Royal Foundation, Walking With The Wounded, Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, Project Equinox: Housing Veterans and Medical Students and Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.
 
In support of the national ‘Football Remembers’ campaign, we have also planted six trees at our training ground in partnership with the Woodland Trust to show Arsenal’s legacy to football and the First World War. The trees have been donated by the Woodland Trust, which is working in partnership with the National Football Museum's 'For Club and Country' project, The Premier League, English Football League, Professional Footballers’ Association and Football Association to encourage clubs around the country to plant trees to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
 
Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick said: “It’s an honour for the club to be part of remembering those who have sacrificed so much for us. It’s extremely important that we create legacies to remember those eight players who paid the ultimate sacrifice and show our respect for them and the many other servicemen and women who continue to serve.”

Pre-Match Report

Arsenal v Wolves: The Brief

After two successive home draws, we'll be looking to "add some oil to the engine" by building up momentum with a victory against Wolves on Sunday.

For all the positivity surrounding our performance against Liverpool, it was a somewhat different story against Sporting CP on Thursday evening. The injury to Danny Welbeck cast a shadow over the fixture, and the match never really gained any genuine rhythm after that.
 
We'll have to find it quickly against a Wolves side that has already bloodied the noses of the Premier League elite this term, and their draw on the road at Manchester United back in September underlined their threat.
 
Nuno Espirito Santo's side may have lost their last three fixtures, but there was a clear warning as to their quality and character in their last game, at home to Tottenham, when they came from three goals down to go close to snatching a point.
 
Read on for a comprehensive match preview, Emery's thoughts on the game, the latest team news, stats, and analysis of the opposition.

The Breakdown: Wolves (h)
Unai Emery pre-Wolves quote
Wolves team news
Wolves opposition view
Wolves MDS

Gallery

Pictures: First team train ahead of Wolves game

Arsenal train ahead of Wolves

We're back in Premier League action this weekend when we host Wolves at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

We trained on Saturday afternoon for the final time ahead of the game - and our club photographer was also at a wet London Colney to send back these pictures:

Team news

Team news: Welbeck, Lichtsteiner, Elneny

Danny Welbeck

Our medical team have issued the latest update following Thursday’s Europa League clash with Sporting CP.

Danny Welbeck
Significant right ankle injury. Danny remains in hospital and will continue to be assessed. A further update will be issued over the next 72 hours.
 
Stephan Lichtsteiner
Right hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) on Sunday, November 11.
 
Nacho Monreal
Right hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) on Sunday, November 11.
 
Mo Elneny
Right thigh. Expected to return to full training in one week.
 
Laurent Koscielny
Right Achilles tendon repair. Currently being integrated back into full training.
 
Dinos Mavropanos
Groin injury. Expected to return to full training in November.

Interview

Emery - Wolves have discipline and talent

Unai Emery will go head to head with Nuno Espirito Santo once again when Wolves visit Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The two have faced each other twice before, in La Liga when our head coach was in charge of Sevilla and his Portuguese opponent was Valencia manager.

So what does Emery think of his opposite number?

“He’s a good coach with experience,” he said. “Every coach from Portugal, in my experience, is very competitive and they are very organised coaches. 

“They have discipline but also talented players, like at Wolves. I know that each match here is very difficult and we need to prepare so that we can continue to get better to produce a big performance every day.

“It’s about thinking of the next match after finishing the game in the Europa League. Then what’s very important is the Premier League and to complete our process and our progress to be in the best position.”