Now’s the time to put your money on Arsenal

OKay Arsenal fans, I know that we are all feeling a little bit dejected after the Gunners went from two points clear at the top of the table into fourth position. Our north London rivals Tottenham have gone above us in the league table for the first time all season, even if it is only by goal difference, and the awful Manchester United side under Louis van Gaal are somehow breathing down our necks with just five points between us.

So why am I saying that this is the perfect time to bet on Arsenal to win the EPL title this year? Because in the same way that Arsenal fans everywhere have lost a lot of confidence in Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players’ ability to handle the pressure and not suffer another slip from a great league position, the same is true of the bookmakers.

So when a company like Ladbrokes is also offering a special promotion for 2016 that gives new customers a free bet of £50 and the odds on Arsenal are lower than they will be if Wenger and the boys get the title race back on track with a much needed win away to Bournemouth tomorrow, it seems to me that now is a great time to put your money on Arsenal. So if you are asking yourself “How Do I Sign Up Using the Ladbrokes Promo Code 2016“, then simply click on the above to take advantage of this deal, and then decide which bet you want to make. If it was me I would definitely choose the Gunners winning the Premier League as one of them. With Leicester City beating Man City today, Claudio Ranieri and the Foxes keep defying expectations and those three points have put them a massive eight points ahead of the Gunners.

And if Spurs beat Watford today the odds on Arsenal becoming champions of England in May will get even bigger, but why should we think that they can do it after this latest run of four games without a win and three without even scoring a goal?

For one thing it is just a run and Arsenal have had some pretty rotten luck in this run as well as coming up against tough and determined opponents. Now, though, the pressure is off a little bit and we are facing a Bournemouth side that suits our style and has one of the poorest defensive records in the division.

And if we win that game and get back to the style of football that Arsenal have been producing for most of the season it will be just five points to make up on Leicester once again and they are next up at the Emirates. Arsenal are one of the few sides to beat them this season and we did it quite comfortably.

Another win next Sunday would cut the gap to just two points and then you would see the odds looking a lot less tempting, so if you still have faith in the Gunners, get on them now.

Are Leicester now Arsenal’s main EPL title rivals?

Arsenal fans and other people watching the English Premier League have continued to see Manchester City as the team to beat of Arsene Wenger and the Gunners are going to lift the EPL trophy for the first time in 12 years. We have been expecting this season’s surprise package Leicester City to fall away sooner or later, but once again this weekend they confounded the experts.

While Man City fluffed their lines again, and it is not the first time they have been given a big chance to take control and failed to do so, the Foxes were storming to another win. It might have been at home but even so a 3-0 win over an in form Stoke City is a remarkable result. The fact that it was the heaviest defeat of the season for the Potters tells you everything you need to know.

As well as putting extra pressure on Arsenal to win our Premier League clash with Chelsea this afternoon, Leicester’s latest win tells me that it is this team, not Man City, that are the biggest threat to Arsenal being crowned champions. Do you agree?

Arsenal star – Gunners WILL handle Premier League pressure

It has been one of the strangest and most topsy-turvy Premier League seasons ever this time and Arsenal have been amongst the clubs fighting to the title for almost all of it so far. But we have not spent nearly as much time on top of the table as we did a couple of years ago.

Arsenal finished fourth that season and so everyone concerned with the club knows that being top right now wins you nothing. But that battling point away to Stoke City did keep Arsenal on top for another week, even if the Man City win did bring our main rivals within touching distance.

This time, however, the Gunners look a lot less likely to crumble and fall away from the lead, something that our England international star Theo Walcott is confident about. In an interview reported by Sky Sports the flying forward sounds as if he is loving the close and exciting nature of the title race and he reckons that he and his team mates are well up for the challenge and are in a much better position to handle the pressure.

Walcott said, “You can’t tell what’s going to happen this year, it’s just so tight.

“With the amount of teams that could potentially win this league, it’s probably going to be the most exciting Premier League for a neutral ever.

“No one can call it, but we’re top and we can be proud of that at this moment in time. The mental strength in this dressing room’s the strongest it’s ever been

“When you have the likes of Petr Cech coming in, he just enhances that. He’s a leader. We’ve just got to look at him because he’s obviously been at the top level and won many things. If we all have the belief he’s got, we can push on.”

But is this just talk or will Theo and his Arsenal team mates hold firm this time and lift the coveted trophy in May?

Wenger insists Arsenal have ALL ammunition for EPL title win

Until Arsenal do actually get to lift the Premier League trophy again there will always be plenty of critics and doubters out there in football land. Even now that the Gunners finish the year on top of the league table and have out performed every other club by some distance since last new year, pundits and reporters seem as though they cannot bring themselves to believe that this will be our season.

Only time will tell, of course, and they might be right, and Arsene Wenger accepts that someone like Man City could end up denying Arsenal the title, but he also insists that it will not be because of some perceived deficiency at the club.

As reported on the Arsenal website the manager was bullish in his assertion that the Gunners now have all the ammunition and the right tools to keep going and prove the doubters wrong.

He said, “From January 1 to December 31 we were consistent and have improved our results. The team has grown in stature, is more mature, more reliable and we won the FA Cup and the Community Shield. We are in a strong position in the Premier League so hopefully 2016 will be better.

“We are mature enough and we have the requested quality to fight and compete. The most important thing is to feel, at the end of the season, that we have given absolutely everything to be successful. After that, if somebody has been better than us, we will accept it, but we want to fight to show that we have a chance.

“The public opinion is not always stable, it changes a lot. It is always linked with the final result. We have to rise above that and show that we can deal with it. I believe we have to be guided by playing better football and being a real team in every game and show that we can be competitive.

“We can have great solidarity in every single game and after that we have a chance. You cannot rule us out after 19 games. We have chance and we want to fight for it. Everybody wants to predict who will win it at halfway but even for the most intelligent people [that is] impossible.

“Mathematically you cannot rule out anyone down to Manchester United. Can Liverpool still fight for it? I don’t know. We have a difficult programme and we have to focus on ourselves more than we have to look at who will be our main threat. We have to focus on our performances.

“City are the favourites still because they might have the most glamorous potential and they are not far behind. After that, Tottenham are not far behind and Leicester are still there after 19 games. You have to respect that and they also have no European competition. The gap is not big enough, nine points is not big enough to say that anyone is out of it.”

Do you agree with the Frenchman that Arsenal have fixed all the problems that have been holding us back and should now be seen as true Premier League contenders?

Wenger – Arsenal Have to Beat The Big Boys to Win Title!

Ahead of the visit of Manchester City to the Emirates on Monday night, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger spoke of the importance of the top of the table clash and highlighted that the Gunners have to win matches such as these in order to clinch the Premier League title for the first time in over a decade.

As quoted by The Guardian, the Frenchman said: “The title will be won by taking points off the bigger teams. Maybe more than ever because the championship appears to be very tight. We have played 16 games and the top team is on 38 points.

“So it means that the Premier League title could be decided at around 80 points. Consistency will be the main priority because every week, you are surprised by the results. We have really established a good run so it’s important to continue that.”

Looking at the North Londoners’ record against the big teams in the previous seasons, you can’t help but agree with Wenger. On analysing the recent past, Arsenal, with a few exceptions, have been consistent against the smaller and mid-table sides but have failed when it came to playing the big boys, which as Wenger said, needs to be rectified this season.

In a season where there is no runaway leader, it is extremely important to get the points against title rivals as that is what it will probable come down to at the end of the campaign. With the Gunners already having beaten both Leicester City and Manchester United comfortably, beating Manuel Pellegrini’s men will be the next step towards maintaining the momentum towards a push for the title. If you were a betting man such as on comeon voucher code then I would fancy Ollie Giroud to score the first goal, or even the only goal of the game!

While the game against City is no title decider, it represents an opportunity for Arsenal to show that they can indeed beat the big boys and shake off the reputation of not having the mettle to deal with clashes such as these.

WOW! Stoke open door for Arsenal to go top

There is still a long way to go in the game, but Arsenal fans will already be feeling excited after Stoke City doubled their lead against the current league leaders Man City. The Potters have the backing of their vocal home crowd and having gone 2-0 up at the Britannia Stadium they will be absolutely buzzing right now.

Man City are without their captain and best centre back Victor Kompany and while they may have David Silva back they have no Sergio Aguero to finish things off up front and they have no Yaya Toure driving them forward from the centre of midfield.

So if Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players were looking for some sort of boost as we prepare to host Sunderland and get the Premier League title challenge back on track, this shock from Stoke could be just the thing. All we need now is fro the home team to hold out and then the Gunners could go above City with a win over the Black Cats.

Arsenal get MAJOR boost as Sanchez set for SPEEDY return

There were major fears from anyone that wants Arsenal to do well this season when Alexis Sanchez cut a forlorn figure as he limped off the Carrow Road pitch holding his hamstring. There was, quite understandably, a whole lot of gloom among the Arsenal faithful.

The hamstring problem, if it was as bad as we feared, could have seen the Chilean superstar miss the whole of the festive period and most of January to boot, but the Gunners have been handed a massive boost from the medial scans on our striker according to a report in The Mirror.

The hamstring problem is now thought to be a mild one and that means that Arsene Wenger is certain to have Sanchez fit and ready to face our big title rivals Man City on the 21st of December. But it could be sooner than that as well and knowing our star man and his amazing powers of recovery, would you be surprised to see him back after missing just a week or two?

Arsenal NEED pressure of goals after EPL rivals slip up

If things had really gone against Arsenal this weekend we could have found ourselves slipping out of the Champions League places and unable to catch Manchester United before we had even kicked a ball against Norwich City today. And although that would not have been a comfortable situation for the Gunners, I think we would have responded well.

It appears to me that Arsenal produce our best football when we are under pressure and have our backs to the wall. I cannot be unhappy that Manchester United and Tottenham could only manage a point each in their respective games against Leicester City and Chelsea but I am a little concerned that the Arsenal players will feel that the pressure is off.

What Arsene Wenger needs to do is to give them a reason to really go for it at Carrow Road today and perhaps the chance of going to the top of the table could do the trick. It is a tough task for the Arsenal team as we need to win by four goals to have the same points and goal difference as the current leaders Man City but the way that Ozil, Alexis and all have been playing it is not out of the question.

Will the Gunners go for it?

Don’t Panic! Arsenal’s EPL rivals hit by injury as well

For any Arsenal fans that might be cursing our luck and worrying about the lengthy injury list that Arsene Wenger is faced with, I have a few crumbs of comfort for you.

For one thing, Arsenal have more than enough quality to cope with the current injury problems, especially against a West Brom team that is struggling to reproduce their form of last season and were easily beaten by a not very good Man United team in their last outing.

And for another, I would rather be in our position than that of either Manchester City or United, because both of them have big issues and they should find them harder to deal with. Louis van Gaal takes his side to Watford who had the best defence in the league until we beat them 3-0 and it took a long time for us to break the deadlock. United have to do it without Rooney, Martial and Fellaini and that leaves them a big hole in their attacking line up.

City host a Liverpool that is looking better and better under Jurgen Klopp and they have to do so without their best defender Kompany, their best creative player Silva and with an Aguero just back and nursing a hamstring problem. Which team would you back to win this weekend?

WOW! Stats show Arsenal nearly TWICE as good as Man Utd!!

Okay Arsenal fans, I know full well that stats do not tell the whole story and football is about more than the basic facts like possession, shots, attempts on target, clean sheets and all. But stats are used more and more by all the managers and coaches these days and they do give a good indication of individual and team performances.

So it is very encouraging to see the Premier League team stats on the Squawka.com website.

Not only does the table show Arsenal on top with a total of 3,321, above Man City on 2,992, but with Man United back in third with just 2,107 it suggests the Gunners have been almost twice as good as Louis van Gaal´s team.

The stats are based on the three categories of Attack, defence and possession and these in turn are made of many factors like tackles won, shooting and passing accuracy, so they are pretty comprehensive. And you might just enjoy seeing the Chelsea shambles of Jose Mourinho are down in 12th place with a score of just 1,144 and that suggests that Arsenal are three times better than the reigning EPL champions.

How do you like that Gooners?