Everyone wants to bet on Arsenal, and here’s why

Arsenal are in flying form having gone unbeaten since the third game of the Premier League season, and are still to hit top form.

Our side is one of the first on the betting slips at the moment, after going 20 matches unbeaten in all competitions, but just how profitable is it to include the high-flying Gunners?

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This weekend we of course take on struggling Yorkshire side Huddersfield, and while we will not be close to even money for the match, we STILL provide value due to reality that we WILL beat the Terriers, and I will even be looking to back Arsenal to win by more than one.

It is difficult to gauge value, some people will say that Man City have to go into the accumulators every week because they will definitely win, but if the Citizens are priced up at 1/10 (1.1) then I believe the odds are pointless, as the amount of times the best team hasn’t won, or the referee has been against a team, I simply cannot have a price that short kill my acca.

Arsenal on the other hand are usually much fairer priced, despite our red-hot form, and the fact that we were bigger than even money at home against Spurs shows just how little respect the bookmakers have for us currently.

Unai Emery has instilled an impressive belief into our players, while the likes of Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang are all swiftly raising their stock with some high-profile outings.

The truth is Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs are all close to us in the PL table, but none of them actually look like they have the fire to actually tear teams apart at present, despite huge starts to the campaign by both the Blues and the Reds, and it is us that Manchester City will have to look at to slow down when push comes to shove.

Are Liverpool more playing better than us? Is there any doubt that we will push on and land a top four spot? Or are there any pessimists out there who simply believe we are due a loss?

Pat J

We let Man United off the hook, but Arsenal will be taking it out on Huddersfield

Arsenal let Manchester United back into the match last night straight after Alexandre Lacazette put us in front, but our frustrations will be taken out on poor Huddersfield instead.

After a tough match-up, things can either go sour or become fruitful, but I only see this predicament going one way. If I was ever to guarantee that a team would go on and win by two clear goals, it would have to be this weekend, and I can tell you now that I will be trawling on BonusCodeGenerator.com for the best way to maximise my profit on the market.

Arsenal are now unbeaten in 20 games in all competitions, including beating Tottenham Hotspur and drawing away to United only this week. Many teams would be licking their lips at the thought of playing the Terriers at any point in the campaign, and we just so happen to get them at the perfect time.

Our side is full of confidence, playing with shear passion and aggression, and failing to come away from Old Trafford is going to have left our players (and manager) hungry for blood.

Lacazette has been struggling with fitness, and started the last two matches on the bench, but has come on as a substitute and scored on both occasions, and he will be keen to continue that form when he returns to the starting line-up.

We do have some problems with injuries at the back, and it looks like we have just lost Rob Holding in the mean time also, but Huddersfield will have too much problems at the other end of the pitch I assure you.

Am I wrong to be so confident of handing out a beating come the weekend? Is there any doubt that we will win by less than a three goal margin?

Pat J

Arsenal boss needs to find the winning formula against Tottenham

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We’re barely into November and any remaining hopes of Arsenal jostling for the Premier League title are fading fast. The 3-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City was hardly surprising, especially with Guardiola’s side ploughing through every rival they face, but the critics are still keen to dissect every decision that Arsene Wenger makes and every team performance that accompanies those decisions.

The most vocal critic, unsurprisingly, was Martin Keown via his regular Daily Mail column, and the former Gunners defender didn’t mince his words after the result against City. The leading point for Keown was the belief that, although Arsenal focused on trying to nullify City’s dominance of play, they did so at the expense of their own creativity.
Sacrificing their own effectiveness in the final third was a mistake by Wenger, according to Keown, who insists that Jack Wilshere could have provided the service Arsenal were lacking going forward, whilst also suggesting that Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil were little more than dead weight for their side.

It’s time to look beyond the two contract rebels, in his view, unless they put pen to paper on new deals and show commitment to the cause.

The latter was a point which Emmanuel Petit chose to focus on, highlighting what he believes to be a lack of motivation. “When the chips are down, several of them keep going missing,” suggested the Frenchman in a Metro article dissecting the latest Arsenal defeat. He also felt Wenger had sent out the wrong message to his players, adopting a more defensive approach to start the game.

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After the loss against Manchester City, the Premier League betting clearly favours Guardiola’s unbeatable side at 1/6 for the title, whilst Arsenal’s odds have lengthened significantly to 80/1 and essentially, they’re considered to be out of the race now. However, the team must continue to push for a finish amongst the Champions League positions, having already missed out last season after finishing a disappointing fifth.

To do that, a clear signal of intent must be shown in the next game Arsenal play, because it’s none other than the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur. Wenger has the international break to ponder his approach to the game and there will be no margins for error because, after falling short against the best team in the land right now, Pochettino’s side will be no less forgiving if the Gunners are an ounce below par.

Spurs might have dropped their beat a little in the EFL Cup and Premier League of late, but they’re still riding high in the title race and, after spectacularly defeating Real Madrid in the Champions League, Arsenal will need to be at their absolute best to get the three points at the Emirates Stadium.

A priceless win against Tottenham might, for the time being at least, silence the critics and restore some belief in Wenger’s side. But he will need to choose his options very carefully ahead of the game, ensuring that every player is 100% fired up to get the result they need. Otherwise, don’t be surprised to see Keown, Petit, and every other critic who cares to voice an opinion, out to twist the knife just a little bit more.

Crystal Palace leave Arsenal three-falling out of CL spots

Crystal Palace beat Arsenal at Selhurst Park, leaving the visitors hopes of finishing inside the top four very slim.

The Eagles earned a well-deserved 3-0 win over a lacklustre Gunners side, thanks to goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic.

Crystal Palace, who are officially sponsored by the Mansion Group; owner of successful casino brands like Casino.com, were picking up their fifth win in six Premier League outings, but still came into the match as underdogs.

Arsenal have been out of sorts in recent months, but have such quality in the side that you know they will bounce back to form, it just didn’t happen for us against our London rivals.

Palace went a goal ahead inside 20 minutes when Andros Townsend put away Wilfried Zaha’s lucky through ball, to leave us trailing, and unfortunately our team didn’t react to that.

Our best chance of the first-half fell to Mohamed Elneny, who forced a save from the in-form Wayne Hennessey with a nicely placed shot from outside the box. Unfortunately that was one of very few chances created before the interval.

The second-half wasn’t much better for us either, and shortly after Arsene Wenger tried to make some changes to give us a chance, we conceded a second. Yohan Cabaye scored with a sweet curled shot over the defender and keeper from just inside the area, leaving Emiliano Martinez no chance of saving.

Nothing went our way in the match, not that we appeared to deserve anything, and Milivojevic put the game away with Palace’s third goal of the game from the penalty spot.

The home team can now be ever-confident of securing their Premier League status beyond the summer, but will still be keen on keeping their run of results going in order to cement their place, as well as build up form before the new campaign.

Arsenal still have much to do, with the FA Cup still to play for, as well as the crucial race for the top four, which they must now rely on rivals Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City to drop points.

Can Arsenal still claw their way back into the top four? Am I being too harsh on Arsenal’s performance?

Spurs captain admits tough times ahead of Arsenal tie

Hugo Lloris has confirmed the feeling that Tottenham could not be in worse shape ahead of the North London Derby with Arsenal.

Spurs come into the tie having failed to win each of their last six matches in all competitions, and directly coming to the match after a thoroughly disappointing loss to Bayer Leverkusen, which leaves them on the verge of elimination from the Champions League at the group stage.

The Tottenham goalkeeper and club captain has now revealed his disappointment in his side’s recent slump, and dismal midweek display.

Lloris said: “We cannot be in a worse situation.

“It is difficult to accept that kind of performance. It was difficult to recognise the team, very aggressive and calm under pressure. That was completely the opposite.

“We need to learn quickly because there is a big game on Sunday. The derby is always important and we need to forget about this disappointment and be ready.

“It is true that maybe we [have] lost a bit of confidence because it is a few games we have not won but we have to keep working.

“I hope we are aware that this kind of game against Arsenal is a big opportunity for everyone to enjoy football, share a great moment with the fans and try to make them proud of us. We need to enjoy that kind of moment and stay united.”

We will be licking our lips looking at the form of our two sides, but in derbies such as these the form book can easily go out the window. Confidence will be a huge factor in the way the match starts, but a goal either way in the early stages could turn the match on it’s head.

Are we expecting a big win to put our rivals way behind in the league title race? Will Sunday be tougher than expected?

Sunderland v Arsenal preview and betting prediction

Arsenal make the long trip north to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland on Saturday, and will be looking to return with all three points.

The odds on Arsenal winning the game are not huge, but the form of the two sides only points to one possible result.

The Gunners come into the match having eight of their last nine matches in all competitions, with Middlesbrough the only team to come away with a spirited draw.

Sunderland come into the match in disgraceful form on the other hand, with two draws and seven losses from their nine league matches this term, picking up only one point from their four home matches.

David Moyes is now under pressure from the fans who are calling from the Scotsman to be sacked, and you can hardly blame them with the Premier League life under some serious threat at this early part in the term.

The under-fire boss will be hoping that he can get his first win of the campaign, and his most likely hope will come from the fact that Arsenal could be without Santi Cazorla, whose absence last week seemed to leave the Gunners with less of a creative spark.

Danny Welbeck, Per Mertesacker and Chuba Akpom are long-term absentees from the Arsenal squad, but Lucas Perez has now been ruled out until December with an ankle injury too.

Granit Xhaka is also ruled out of the upcoming match having picked up an unnecessary red card against Swansea in gameweek seven, but Arsenal should expect to see Aaron Ramsey return to the first-team squad.

Predicted Arsenal XI:

Bellerin  Mustafi  Koscielny  Monreal
Coquelin  Elneny
Walcott  Ozil  Iwobi

The Black Cats only clean sheet this season came against League One side Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup, and you cant possibly foresee their first in the Premier League coming on Saturday.

David Moyes could be under even more pressure after we are done with them this week, and I’m gunning for Arsenal to pile the pressure on from the off. My bet of the week will be for Arsenal to win both halves at bigger than 2/1 (3.0) with most bookmakers, but I’ll also have a go at a 3-0 away win also.

I firmly expect our side to grab the chance to go top of the table with the early game and put pressure on our rivals, with many rivals facing daunting challenges over the weekend.

What are your picks for this weekend’s trip north?

Can we expect another Arsenal v Liverpool thriller?

The Premier League season kicks off in exactly one months time, and we start our campaign with a home tie against Liverpool FC.

The last time the two teams met, it ended with a third equalising goal of the game scored bye Joe Allen, denying the Gunners the full three points they had been hoping for.

The Reds led twice during the first half, only for our side to level the scores four and six minutes later, in what was a highly intense and exciting match-up.

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There hasn’t been a huge number of signings for either side this summer, with Granit Xhaka the only signing added to the first-team squad, and three prospects in Marko Grujic, Joel Matip and Loris Karius all arriving in hope of making their mark in the coming season.

The latter could be thrown in at the deep end against our club, and conceding any less than the three let in by Simon Mignolet against us in January could give them a shot at earning some points.

Arsenal are expected to be without Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny due to their late return from international duty with the European championships, while Alexis Sanchez is also a doubt for the match.

We are believed to still be in the market for a CB and CF this summer, and with the two Frenchman missing, it highlights the need for those arrivals to be settled in before the tie with the Merseyside mob.

With it being the opening match of the season, I would expect this match-up to be a cagey one, and would not expect a very attacking set-up from the off. Both sides will be keen not to lose, and without Ozil and Sanchez, we could be lacking creatively…

Do you still expect a win over our rivals? Would you take a draw to start off?

Chelsea now favourites as Arsenal ruled out of Morata signing

Alvaro Morata will not be playing for Arsenal next season, after Real Madrid upped their asking price to £60 Million, which immediately saw Arsenal drop out of the betting in every online sportsbook. Juventus confirmed that Real would be triggering their right to buy-back Alvaro Morata this summer, for a fee believed to be in the region of £25 Million.

Old Lady chief executive Giuseppe Marotta said: “Real Madrid have informed us of their intention to exercise the right to buy back [Morata], we are just waiting for a written offer.”

Reports have been spinning all summer around this supposed situation, with the Spanish giants set to buy the Spain international before selling him on within the same window, with a host of potential suitors believed to be lining up to land him.

Arsenal have been most heavily linked with a move, but are now claimed to have ruled themselves out of the running following Real’s decision to slap a huge £60 Million asking price on his head. Chelsea are now claimed to be leading the chase, with Manchester United also not believed to be keen on spending over £50 Million for his signature.

The Gunners were previously linked with a £20 Million deal to sign Jamie Vardy this window, but he appears to have been persuaded to stay put with Leicester City, and the club will need to branch out as they attempt to bolster their attacking options. Vardy had originally stated that hewould give Arsenal a decision on his future after the Euros in France this summer, but his club officially announced that the 29 year-old had agreed an extension to hiscurrent contract instead of moving to the Emirates.

Danny Welbeck is ruled out with injury until February 2016, and the club will be desperate to at least land cover for him, while Theo Walcott is linked with the exit door at present. Most Arsenal fans felt that we needed a new striker even before Danny Welbeck’s injury, but now it is even more neccesary.

Not many other strikers have been as strongly linked with a move to the Emirates this summer, but should these reports prove to be true, there will be many Arsenal fans who dread the thought of missing out on a top attacking addition once again this summer…

If we really are unwilling to meet the asking price for Morata, and Vardy is staying put, who else should be next on our wishlist? Vincent Jansson? Alexandre Lacazette?

The Arsenal transfers which you could profit from this summer

Arsenal look likely to enjoy a busy summer of transfers, so we thought we’d give you a brief run-down of how you could make some money out of that in the coming months.

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Two possible exits have been reported in the newspapers in recent months, but you will not get rich off either of these coming true. Oxlade-Chamberlain is most heavily linked with a switch currently, and is currently at evens (2.0) to leave the club before September (SkyBet).

Theo Walcott’s potential exit looks less likely following the recent injury to Danny Welbeck, but the odds do not reflect that, with 6/4 (2.5) available for the forward to stay with the club beyond the window (SkyBet)

One striker who is continually linked with a switch to the Emirates is Real Madrid’s Benzema. The forward has come under intense scrutiny for his part in a reported sex-tape blackmail scandal. The Spanish side have been linked with replacing the forward in recent years, and could finally decided to sell.  He is a nicely priced 13/2 to be at Arsenal after the summer window. (888)

Another forward who has recently been linked with a move is Liverpool’s Sturridge. Unfortunately I don’t think he will jump ship, but if you do, you can find him at 6/1 to join us. (SkyBet)

England international and Premier League winner Jamie Vardy is odds-on to join us if he leaves Leicester, but my initial thought is that he would be staying put. You will not get rich off this one either, but he can be found at 4/7 to join us from the Foxes. (Paddy Power)

My personal favourite, and one I sincerely hope does come true, is Romelu Lukaku joining us. The Everton striker has already admitted he expects to move this year and is a huge 40/1 for the switch. With so many variables needed to complete the Morata move, Rom would likely be turned to if and when it falls through. (Netbet)

Which price do you think is over-generous?

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?