Arsenal face West Ham United this evening in a game that could get us to the semi-final of the competition, but he is obviously worried about playing any of his tired first team players, who have played three games in the space of a week and the boss wants them fresh for Friday night’s crucial clash against Liverpool.
Bt not only are our reserves fresher, they also proved they could score lots of goals in our race to the top of our Europa League Group, so perhaps they could even perform better than our first team, who only managed a 0-0 draw in our League game against the Hammers last week. Wenger said in yesterday’s pre-game press conference: “Some players are a little bit on the edge.” ...........Read more
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
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
Wenger Out? Odds Tumble on Manager Being First to Leave by Thomas 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
In today’s game at Liverpool, Arsenal should have a semblance of their best team out on the park for a change. Koscielny returns from suspension and Alexis Sanchez returns to the forward line, and they will both play for the first time with our new arrivals Alexandre Lacazette and Saed Kolasinac. And of course our German playmaker Mesut Ozil will also be playing at Anfield.
Kolasinac is really forward to playing with Alexis in an official match for the first time after watching him in training. “It is very important to have him back,” Kolasinac said. “He can make real difference in games. ...........Read more
Arsenal have been playing with a makeshift defence in our last two League games, so Arsene Wenger will be very happy to see Laurent Koscielny to return from his suspension against Liverpool today. Obviously he won’t be completely match fit, but surely he must do better than our current back three.
Wenger is pleased to have the ‘quiet man’ back in the squad. “He was suspended for a while and apart from Stoke we did quite well with him not being there, but of course we are happy that he’s back and available for selection again.” Le Prof said. ...........Read more
Arsenal travel to Anfield today to try and get on track after the Gunners abysmal result at Stoke City last week, but Liverpool will be in a much more confident mood after scoring four goals against Hoffenheim in midweek to earn a place in the Champions League Group Stages.
The Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is urging his players to use that win as a stepping stone to further success, and not to get complacent. “We know this is an important part of our development. Another step,” Klopp said on the official Reds site. “Getting into the position to have the play-off was important. Winning the play-off was important. What is now important is to keep moving forward. What can we achieve next? ...........Read more
I am pretty sure that the Arsenal and Chile international star will feature at some point in today’s Community Shiled clash with Chelsea at Wembley stadium, especially as the striker has a fantastic record at the stadium, winning all six of his games with either the Gunners or his national side, but I do not think Arsene Wenger will risk him from the start today. ...........Read more
You would normally expect and team with a record of 20 Premier League games without defeat to be fighting for the EPl title, if not sitting right on top of the table already, but the fact is that Arsenal only need to win at home against West Ham tonight to go back above Manchester United who do have that record.
The reason for that is that Jose Mourinho and his players cannot seem to turn their usual dominance of games, especially at Old Trafford, into goals and wins. Just as well for Arsenal really, because after dropping below them into sixth before the recent international break, United have had a great chance to leave us behind. ...........Read more