Wolves consider 15-year-old, Wes Okoduwa for Premier League clash against Arsenal

Wolves have pulled 15-year-old Wes Okoduwa out of a science lesson to face Arsenal on Saturday. If he plays, Okoduwa will become the youngest player in Wolves' history at 15 years and 344 days. Wolves boss Gary O'Neil expressed confidence in Okoduwa's readiness, highlighting his strong physical attributes and training performance. He has been linked with Manchester United and Wolves' Under-21s.

Wolves Consider 15 Year Old, Wes Okoduwa For Premier League Clash Against Arsenal

Wolves made an unconventional move by pulling 15-year-old right-back Wes Okoduwa out of a science lesson on Friday, potentially to face Arsenal on Saturday night. If he plays, Okoduwa will be the youngest player in Wolves’ history at 15 years and 344 days.

Wolves boss Gary O’Neil expressed confidence in Okoduwa’s readiness for the game, highlighting his strong physical attributes and performance in training. The decision to consider Okoduwa comes amidst a significant injury crisis at Wolves, with nine first-team players sidelined or not fit enough to start against Arsenal. O’Neil acknowledged the challenging situation but also noted the positive aspect of involving many young players in the game. He hinted at possible debuts for some young players, highlighting the unfamiliarity of some bench players who have primarily trained with the academy.

Okoduwa, considered one of England’s brightest talents in his age group, has been linked with Manchester United and has featured for Wolves’ Under-21s. If he plays, Okoduwa will also become the Premier League’s second-youngest player, after Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers performance and stats

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Gary O\'Neil
Rank 13th
Win 13
Draw 7
Loss 17
Goals 50-63
Diff -13

Wolverhampton Wanderers is currently 11th in the Premier League with 43 points.

In the last 32 games, it has won 12 times, drawn 8 times, and lost 12 times. In its last match, Wolverhampton Wanderers drawn 2-2 against Nottingham Forest.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 46 goals and conceding 51.​

Wolverhampton Wanderers will play the next match in Premier League against Arsenal on Saturday 20th of April in Wolverhampton. The prediction is Arsenal winning the match.​

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