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April 23, 2019

Emery insists Wolves over Cup exit and will go for Arsenal

Unai Emery believes Wolves are over their Wembley heartache and will go at Arsenal. Wolves are yet to win since losing to Watford after extra-time in the FA Cup semi-final 17 days ago. They lost 3-1 at Southampton then drew 0-0 at home to Brighton on Saturday. The Gunners come to Molineux in fifth spot, a point and a place below Chelsea after a shock 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday. Arsenal boss Emery denies Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are suffering any Cup hangover. “I don’t think so. They are going to push a lot,” he said. “I…

Wolves will be ready for Arsenal, insists Coady

Conor Coady insists Wolves will be ready for Arsenal and is convinced a repeat of their performance against Brighton is the right way to go. Wolves will put their proud record against the top six to the test again when the Champions League-chasing Gunners are at Molineux. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have earned 13 points against the top six teams this season, including a point from the 1-1 draw at the Emirates in November, as opposed to 11 against the bottom six. Wolves fans were frustrated their overwhelming dominance of struggling Brighton on Saturday failed to yield more than a…

Nuno: ‘Wolves will continue to build brick by brick’

Nuno Espirito Santo insists he shares Fosun’s aim of competing with the best – but Wolves will continue building ‘brick by brick’. Wolves spent around £70m on strengthening their squad last summer before turning Jonny’s loan into an £18m permanent move in January, while they will smash their transfer record when the £32m capture of Raul Jimenez goes through on July 1. More signings are expected this summer as the Chinese owners continue to back the head coach with the funds to try to turn Wolves into a team that can can challenge for a top-six place in the Premier…

Wolves boss baffled by ‘no fouls’ stat: ‘We tell them to go for it’ says Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo believes Wolves’ unique record of not committing a foul against Brighton was because they didn’t have to. No Premier League team has gone through a game without making any fouls since Opta – the company which produces statistics widely used by the football industry – started recording data in 2003 until Wolves in Saturday’s 0-0 draw. It left head coach Nuno as baffled as anyone, but he insists the players are told to compete as hard as they can. “We say to the players compete to the maximum of your strengths and go for it,” said Nuno.…

Coady: Vin needs to stay at Wolves for ‘many years’

Conor Coady insists Ruben Vinagre needs to stay at Wolves for ‘many years’ rather than have his head turned by Barcelona and Liverpool. The highly-rated left wing back, who only signed a five-year contract last summer, has been linked to the Reds and the Catalan giants after struggling to secure a regular starting place in Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. The Portugal Under-20 international impressed coming off the bench in the second half of the 0-0 draw against Brighton but has found starts hard to come by because of the form of Jonny and Matt Doherty in the wing back positions.…

Nuno pays tribute to Wolves’ injury-free squad

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has paid tribute to his players for their remarkable injury-free record this season. Sporting director Kevin Thelwell revealed recently that there has been 98.5 per cent availability of the first-team squad this season, which shows an increase on the 95 per cent under Kenny Jackett in 2014-15. With just four games of the season left, Wolves’ list of injuries has so far been restricted to a back strain to Ivan Cavaleiro which saw him miss the first six Premier League matches and a minor knock to Diogo Jota in February, which caused him to miss…