A quick look at the recent results, as well as the fact that Arsenal are one of the big boys in the Premier League while our Carabao Cup opponents tonight, Doncaster, are struggling in League One after being promoted last season, tells you that the Gunners are huge favourites to go through to the next round.
We do not even have to play in the unfamiliar surroundings of the Keepmoat stadium but will have the advantage of the perfect playing surface of the Emirates, but stranger things have happened and despite a morale boosing draw away to Chelsea after two wins against Bournemouth and Cologne, Arsenal are not exactly full of confidence or in top form, so I think Wenger will have to field a decent Arsenal team tonight. ...........Read more
It will have been a difficult decision for Arsene Wenger to make as he got the Arsenal squad ready for this Premier League away game against Chelsea, because after a slow start to the season we really cannot afford to take nothing back with us from Stamford Bridge today, but at the same time our best player Alexis Sanchez was not match fit. ...........Read more
Even if Arsenal had started the new Premier League season well and were in good form going into an away game against Chelsea, you would make the home side favourites, and despite winning our two home games against Leicester and Bournemouth you would hardly say the Gunners were going well.
So any advantage to take with us to Stamford Bridge would surely be seized upon, which is why I was a bit surprised to hear some of the comments from Arsene Wenger, reported by Metro, in the build up to tomorrow’s game. ...........Read more
It was looking pretty bad for Arsenal fans and our hopes of a successful season for our club in the early stages of the new Premier League season, but after the latest round of games which have been played after the first international break I think we are all a little bit happier.
And one reason for this is because the early form of Manchester United was looking pretty ominous after they took maximum points by winning the first three games and did not even concede a goal. So with Jose Mourinho’s record of being a strong front rummer we really needed something to knock them off their stride and we got it in the shape of Stoke City who scored twice and then frustrated United to claim a draw. ...........Read more
If Arsene Wenger is right about how hard it is going to be for Arsenal to bring in the transfer targets that all of us fans would like to see come to north London in the future, then it does make his decision to hold onto our star striker Alexis Sanchez through the final year of his contract despite reported offers from Man City of more than £50 million. ...........Read more
52% of punters believe Arsenal could be relegated by Tom Bloomfield
– 52% of bets on Arsenal being relegated
– Arsenal now 33/1 to win the Premier league
It’s not a stretch to say that the start of the season has been disastrous on and off the field for Arsène Wengers side and punters are starting to think that the worst could happen.
It’s still a huge 1000/1 best price for the Gunners to go down to the second tier for the first time since 1919, however 52% of bets placed in the Premier League relegation market since yesterday morning have been on just that. ...........Read more
I think that most Arsenal fans have now reached the stage, with just hours of the summer transfer window to go and just two signings made by Arsene Wenger while all our rivals are spending shedloads of cash on all sorts of players, that we would be happy with just about any new signing.
I would certainly be pretty happy if the Gunners were to add one of the two attacking wide players being heavily linked with a move to north London by the football media today, The Leicester City and Algeria star has been linked with Arsenal and many other clubs and seems very close to completing his transfer to somebody, with the BBC reporting that he has been allowed to leave his international team mates to finalise the move. ...........Read more
One of the biggest, or at least the most often reported, Arsenal transfer rumours of this summer was the one about the young Monaco and France international star Thomas Lemar. There were apparently at least two bids and possibly more from Arsene Wenger according to the rumours, but as the French club appeared unwilling to deal after selling a number of their top players the story died down.
So Arsenal fans were understandably upset to hear that our Premier League rivals Liverpool could be about to sign the talented winger this week. Now that move looks off as well, with The Mirror reporting that Jurgen Klopp will instead focus on getting our own Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after the England international apparently turned down a transfer to Chelsea in favour of Anfield. ...........Read more
Wenger Out? Odds Tumble on Manager Being First to LeavebyThomas Matthews, Oddschecker
– Wenger shortens from 33/1 to 8/1 to leave
– Surge in bets for Arsenal to be relegated after loss to Liverpool
Arsenal showed faith in Arsene Wenger this summer by awarding him a new two-year contract, but the punters have begged to differ on his future after Sunday’s horror show, with odds drastically shortening after an increase in bets on Wenger to leave his position.
In the last 48 hours, bookmakers have shortened their odds for the manager to be the first to leave to as low as 8/1 (12.5% probability.) ...........Read more
Here is an interesting analysis, conducted by bookmaker bwin, which reveals just how much Arsenal (sitting in 16th with 3 points from 3 games) are a club in crisis and badly need to beat Bournemouth next time out. ...........Read more