Arsenal star NOT happy with Wenger’s transfer failings

Being fans of Arsenal Football Club over the last few years has often been a frustrating life, even though we have been luckier than most in having two FA cup trophy wins to celebrate and always making it into the elite European club competition which is the Champions League.

The frustration has been with the way Arsene Wenger and the club refuse to spend the money that everyone else seems to think is needed to transform us from a good team that plays attractive football and gets value for money into a team of true champions.

Every transfer window we get our hopes up, though, with Gazidis and Wenger talking about our financial strength in the early stages and then doing very little to back it up. Just like last summer when the Gunners made an early move and brought in Petr Cech, the signing of Granit Xhaka before Euro 2016 began was a great move, but just like last year that has been about it.

It is not just the fans who are disappointed about this either, because Metro have reported some comments from Mesut Ozil on the transfer situation and it is clear the German is not all that impressed by Arsenal doing very little while all of our main rivals spend big money on a number of players.

He said, ‘This decision is not with me, but the coach and the management.

‘Of course, we all watch as the other teams strengthen and get (to a higher level) in the league. But it’s not my job to occupy myself with it. I want to play my football and the team as best I can help.’

‘I already know Granit from the Bundesliga, which I follow regularly. He brings an enormous quality and even more potential.

‘With Granit were all surprised and excited. We are fortunate that he chose Arsenal.’

At least our creative star is happy with Xhaka but surely Wenger must realise what effect his failure to compete in the transfer market is doing to the team’s morale.

Great bets to give Arsenal fans interest in the Euros

With no Arsenal games for the next few months, we can at least console ourselves by watching some of our best players performing at the Euro2016 tournament in France this summer. I have been looking around at some good bets to give us an interest in the competition while keeping an eye on the form of our Gunners.

A lot of Gooners in the UK will be looking for Jack Wilshere to regain his earlier Arsenal form in the qualifying Group where he won the Man of the Match for England in 5 out of 6 games. The Lions are 8/1 fourth favourites to win the competition, and if you think Our Jack can be the man to galvanize them to victory it may be worth backing Wilshere at 66/1 with Betfred to win the Player of the tournament, or if you are feeling very lucky try Aaron Ramsey at 150/1.

Okay enough of the fantasies, let’s look at some realistic bets from Betfred that could actually win us some money. I personally don’t think that England can win it, but the 11/2 that Betfred offer on the Lions to win all three Group games seems very reasonable. And a fair Ramsey bet is for Wales to reach the QuarterFinals at 4/1. These are Betfred specials but if you sign up using this dating a bodybuilder expectation vs reality they will also give you £30 in free bets to play with!

Arsenal have other players at the Euros though, and with Giroud and Koscielny playing for the favourites France and Mesut Ozil appearing for the World Cup winners Germany, we can expect one of those to go all the way to the Final. My favourite longshot is for Germany to win it and Muller to be top scorer at 16/1. If Ozil continues providing chances that could be a very good bet. Also I’ll do Ozil to be named Player of the tournament at 20/1. I can see both those bets winning me money!

If you think that Giroud’s hat-trick in our last game shows that the Frenchman is coming back to form, it may be worth having a saver on France to win the competition and Giroud to be top scorer at a very tasty 28/1. I’m going to do all of these wagers and I’m pretty sure I’ll still have some interest going on all the way through to the Final.

What do you think is the best bet out of that lot?

Which Arsenal player will bring back the Euro16 winners medal?

Arsenal have six current players (I haven’t included Granit Xhaka) set to feature in this summers Euro16 tournament in France, but which one is most likely to bring back the trophy and the bragging rights to the Gunners dressing room?

We have Petr Cech appearing for the Czech Republic, and also the departed Tomas Rosicky. We also have (the nearly departed) Wojciech Szczesny in goal for Poland, but I think we can safely exclude them from the possible winners. If you do want to take a chance on them then Poland are around 50/1 and the Czechs are right out at 100/1

This leaves four more Gunners and they are in three of the first four favourites for the trophy. England and Jack Wilshere are currently priced at 8/1, while Mesut Ozil’s Germany are the second favourites at 4/1, while we have both Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud in the France side, who are 7/2 favourites playing with home advantage.

All Arsenal fans will be keen to see how Jack Wilshere shapes up on his return from injury for England, but I don’t think you will find many supporters outside of England that will actually believe that Roy Hodgson’s side could emerge victorious exactly 50 years after England won the World Cup.

So, depending on your opinion of what’s the best football live betting site in UK, you should check out the best prices on France and Germany, although, again, looking at it from an Arsenal point of view, France may be playing at home, I wouldn’t fancy any team to win a trophy with Giroud as their main striker, lol. Would you?

So I am going to go with the World Cup Winners and our very own super assist-king Mesut Ozil to bring back another trophy. I think I will also have a little punt on Ozil to win the Player-of-the-tournament (around 25/1) if he carries on providing chances like he did all season for Arsenal, even if they weren’t converted!

The Arsenal stars I’m backing for Euro 2016

The playing season is over for Arsenal, and it is time to prepare ourselves for the upcoming European Championships, but that doesn’t mean I will be putting my club shirt away for the summer.

Eight of our players have been selected for their respective countries provisional squads for Euro 2016, and I will be keeping a close eye on a number of them for different reasons.

Jack Wilshere is our only star set to grace the England side this summer, and while my priority will be for Jack to return from international duty injury-free, I will of course also be cheering on the Lions. I’m usually one to have a sentimental bet on our side to win the tournament, but the 9/1 (10.0) available is a little short for my liking.

Ramsey is set to star for Wales in the competition, where they will come up against England in the group stages. The Welsh are a worthy value bet to win the group at 11/2 (6.5), with Russia and Slovakia both in the group also.

Rosicky is no longer with us, but he still remains in my heart, and will be lining up alongside Petr Cech in the Czech team this summer. They are an outside bet to win their group at 10/1 (11.0), but for that to happen I would expect our number one to have to have an outstanding tournament, which would hardly be a surprise occurrence.

Mesut Ozil and on-loan goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could be set to battle with Poland and Germany in the Group C together, although the latter is not guaranteed a starting place. The German star is 20/1 shout to pick up the Player of the Tournament, and with his side amongst the favourites to win the competition, that could prove to be a huge price.

New signing Granit Xhaka will come up against team-mates Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny in Group A, and will be an exciting watch for those not quite in the know about the creative midfielder. The striker is the bet to look at though, with Anthony Martial and Antoine Griezmann likely to free up plenty of space for the striker in the final third of the playing field. Giroud is 14/1 (15.0) in the betting to top the goalscoring charts, which for me, is HUGE for the central striker of the favourites and hosts of the tournament.

What will you be backing this summer?

Arsenal boss on why he’ll start Walcott against Aston Villa

With Arsenal having produced one of our most lacklustre performances of the season, and there have been a few, in March against Watford to blow the chance of a third FA cup trophy in a row, Arsene Wenger and the Gunners have just one game left to salvage some pride from a pretty poor and definitely disappointing campaign.

So the Frenchman will want Arsenal to put on a show against the visitors Aston Villa today and that means goals. But with Olivier Giroud still struggling for form and with Danny Welbeck having been struck with another heavy injury blow, who will provide the attacking cut and thrust for us?

From the words of Wenger ahead of this final game, reported by Metro, it sounds like the boss is going to hand a rare start to Theo Walcott. The Frenchman was talking up the ability of the England flyer and explaining why a game in which the Gunners are expected to dominate is the perfect one for Walcott to use his pace and movement, which Wenger claims is second to none.

He said, ‘The quality of his runs are the best I have seen.

‘The quality of his movement around the box, when you play against deep-lying defenders or go on the counter-attack is completely top.

‘When you dominate the midfield, Walcott always becomes very dangerous.

‘The problem is when you do not dominate the midfield he is not the player who comes and takes the ball and plays a passing game.

‘His game is the quality of the runs and for that you need to dominate the midfield to make him dangerous.’

With Mesut Ozil apparently fit again and with Arsenal up against the worst team in the league by far that is also devoid of any confidence or form, is this the perfect chance for Theo to remind Arsenal fans and the England manager Roy Hodgson just what he can do?

There is still value to be had in Arsenal’s season

The season is not over yet, and there is plenty of value to be had from our team before it comes to a close. Arsenal have had an upturn in form and confidence in recent weeks, coinciding with the emergence of Alex Iwobi in the first-team and the goalscoring return of Danny Welbeck.

Four of our five remaining games are against teams in the lower half of the table, and you could add their current league positions to total a whopping 65, proving just how strong our end of season should be.

We will then face the challenge of Manchester City at the Etihad in our last league outing of the year, but they will surely be tired from playing their biggest European game in their history a few days earlier. We should also travel there with strong form, and could easily see us getting a result.

Tottenham on the flip-side have a much tougher run-in, with tough trips to Stoke City, Chelsea and Newcastle, as well as hosting form side Southampton, I can foresee them dropping many points before the season is out.

This leads me to believe there is value to be had in backing Arsenal to finish second in the table, with a best-priced 7/2 (4.5) available for a Leicester-Arsenal straight forecast,but if you are looking to place a bet, why not take advantage of the offers available at FreeBetsOnline.org.uk and bet with the bookies own money!

There is also a huge price available for Mesut Ozil to be awarded the PFA Player of the Year Award. At present he is the outsider for the title, but should Leicester slip up, and we we were to go on a long winning run, that price would drop significantly.

Have you found any of your own value bets worth getting on?

Which Arsenal stars should you be backing this summer

The European Championships are right around the corner, and after an exciting week of international fixtures, we thought we’d look ahead to the upcoming competition.

A number of Arsenal fans are set to take each other on for their respective countries, and I’m big on having a sentimental bet, and will be looking for some value to be had from the tournament.

Mesut Ozil has been on top form this season, but unfortunately there is not a market for who will create the most goals, so it could be worth looking towards the German side for the top goalscorer market. Thomas Muller is the favourite, and it is hard to disagree with that given his previous record in international competitions. With Ozil there to provide him with ample chances, the double for Muller/Germany in the outright market at 16/1 (17.0) is well worth a punt.

Petr Cech has been in his usual fine form this year also, and he will be hard to beat for even the strongest side. The Czech team do have a tough group with Turkey, Spain and Croatia to battle with, but I can’t ignore the valuable 7/2 (4/5) odds for his side to finish second in their group.

The real value for us Arsenal fans however, has to be the 50/1 (51.0) shot on the in-form Danny Welbeck to be top goalscorer during the tournament. He can be backed each-way, which will mean a return of £135 should he finish in the top four, or £645 should he top the ranking from a £10 each-way stake (£20 total outlay). England are sure-fire to make it out of the group stages, and should come up against one of the third-placed teams from another group, or even if they finished second in Group B, would then have to play against the runner-up in Group F, which is not the strongest group on paper.

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Arsenal internationals all good so far

The first round of games in the current international break are now over and the Arsenal fans that have been nervously fearing some bad news over an injury to one of the Arsenal stars involved can now relax and enjoy their Easter Sunday and scoff some eggs.

The England win over Germany last night was the last of the first lot and saw two Arsenal players starting on either side. Mesut Ozil completed 90 minutes for Germany and claimed an assist for the opening goal scored by Toni Kroos. He must have thought it had set them on the path to victory when Gomez doubled the lead before halftime but England produced a spirited comeback to win it and Welbeck had a great game in the left forward position.

Fears about the fitness of Theo Walcott were also eased as the Arsenal forward was named on the England bench by Roy Hodgson and even though he saw no action Theo will probably feature in their game against Holland at Wembley on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day Calum Chambers started for the England under 21 side which scored first but were pegged back away to Switzerland. That was a good result for the young lions, though, as it keeps them three points clear at the top of the group and Chambers was impressive for them at the back.

No injury problems so far and some good performances from Arsenal players. Keep those fingers crossed Gooners.

Does Giroud´s goal give Arsenal extra title hope?

If the combination between the two Arsenal players Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil had carried on the way it had been going in the first half of the season, there is a very good chance that the Gunners would still be on course for three FA cup trophy wins in a row and we would not be sitting 11 points behind Leicester City and six behind Tottenham in the Premier League table.

I am not blaming Giroud entirely because you would have thought that our other forwards would have chipped in a lot more, but you cannot get away from the fact that the French forward’s goal drought has coincided with the team’s own troubles on the pitch.

Arsenal are not ready to give up on the title yet, though, but it would be a huge help if we had an in form Giroud again to finish all those chances that Ozil and the other creative players in the side keep providing. So to see Giroud play well and score a good goal with some fine finishing last night, as France beat Holland 3-2 in Amsterdam, was just what us fans wanted to see.

Giroud should get another chance to shine on Tuesday against Russia and if he does come back to Arsenal with renewed belief, could it make the difference in the EPL title race?

Arsenal reveal BIG transfer plans and squad overhaul

Perhaps Arsene Wenger, his back room staff and the Arsenal board have been getting worried about losing some of our best players in the summer after the disappointing way we seem to have blown this season’s fantastic chance of winning the Premier League again. We never seem to be confident winners any more, and rarely feature in those betting tips from online-betting.me.uk any more, so it is obvious that the club need some improvements going into next season.

There have certainly been Arsenal transfer rumours going around the football media suggesting that the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were not happy with the boss and his lack of transfer spending and the way that has hurt our title challenge.

Whether this is behind the report by The Mirror about Arsenal’s summer plans or not we do not know but I think it is likely. According to the report Wenger’s plans are not just to spend some decent money on some big name transfers but to clear out some of the current squad like Arteta, Rosicky, Flamini, Mertesacker and the Ox.

Apparently this has convinced the club’s top stars not to leave and that the Frenchman is the right manager to win major trophy honours for Arsenal next season. Of course this also means that the Arsenal fans that were hoping for a change at the top will not get their wishes, at least not yet, but if Wenger keeps the best players and makes some top signings would that really be such a bad thing?