People say that the form book goes out of the window in a local derby, although the last two games between Arsenal and Tottenham have been remarkably similar, with the Spuds taking the lead, getting a man sent off and losing 5-2. There would be a lot of happy Gooners if that was to happen for an amazing third derby in a row. The bookies don’t think it is likely, though, as they are offering odds of 125/1 against the Gunners winning 5-2. You may even get better odds if you check out this betting bonus information.
Arsene Wenger has been charged with getting Arsenal into the Champions League places every season, and the position has now been renamed as “The Wenger Cup”. Last season the Gunners just scraped into the Champions League, but now for the first time in 16 years it looks like this position could be in serious danger of slipping away from him.
The facile defeats to both Bradford and Blackburn in the two domestic Cups has left Arsenal fans bewildered by what is going on behind the seasons. In past years, even though Wenger regularly sold his best players, he still managed to motivate the remaining squad to excel during the season, but this motivating force seems to have deserted him and it could be that the once-great manager may resign at the end of eight trophyless seasons.
Keeping the faith pays off! by RC
Despite Arsenal’s extremely passive defeat to Norwich this weekend, the bookies are still thinking that the Gunners are hot favourites to beat Schalke tomorrow night at the Emirates. The Gunners are Even Money (2.00) to win the game so it could be an easy way to double your money.
Schalke are a very good 11/4 (3.75) but considering they have never won a European game in England before that may be considered a very short price. Surely Arsene Wenger will get his squad re-motivated to win their third game of the Group Qualifying stage, but he may put out a defensive side and perhaps a draw at 5/2 (3.50) may be the more sensible option to keep Arsenal at the top of the Group.
It has been seven long years since Arsenal fans have been treated to a victory parade at the end of any season, but there is a real belief that this time around Arsene Wenger has assembled a strong experienced squad capable of upsetting the odds and finally picking up a trophy.
There have been a few false dawns over the years with some spectacular collapses by Wenger’s men, and the Arsenal legend Michael Thomas (who scored that famous goal against Liverpool) thinks that this season won’t be any different. “Arsenal play great football until, say March.” Thomas said. “They’ll be up there. But when the serious side kicks in like the quarter-finals of cups and to win major honours, that’s when I think they are a let-down.
French media link Arsenal with Tiote by TS
With just over a day remaining in the transfer window, things are heating up in the Arsenal box and the smoke is starting to blur and confuse us. Despite AW stating that he would not bring any new signings unless they were pretty much big names, reports are coming out of France that Arsenal are on the verge of signing Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote.
The Premiership is entering one of the most crowded times of the year when teams are playing every few days, things are getting interesting and statistics can change in the blink of an eye. In the festive period many people like to have a bet on their favourite team so here is a little guide for Arsenal’s first match (and visit www.goodbonusguide.com if you are looking for some free bets!)
Arsenal met Manchester City on Sunday for what was one of the most eye-catching matches of this Premiership season, and they’re going to have to be ready to play again on Wednesday against Aston Villa who also played a very tough match on Sunday against Liverpool at home losing 2-0.
The international week is over (thank whichever God you want!) and even though we’ve had almost only friendly games, it was an exciting one nevertheless, even though I found it hard to drag myself away from InstantPokerMoney.com to watch it!
Arsenal’s midfielder Thomas Rosicky managed to snatch the qualification to the EURO 2012 with the Czech Republic, but the other Gunners were away on duty for the friendlies.
Having now returned to London, the players will have to resume training with Arsenal and prepare for the weekend match against Premiership newcomers Norwich City.
Since Arsene Wenger’s team managed to reach the Champions League final in the 2005-2006 season and went head to head with Barcelona, the Catalan club seemed to have always been the Gunner’s executioner. And while the Spaniards went on to win another two Champions League trophies after that final, Arsenal was always stopped in their tracks, and often by Barcelona itself.
Now after six seasons with no trophy whatsoever people are starting to question Wenger’s abilities, and so the Frenchman needs to reconfirm his status of a great manager in the only way available, by winning a big trophy with Arsenal at very big odds.
Arsenal’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny stated in the People yesterday that he would bet on Arsenal’s success in the Premier League this season. The 21-year-old goalkeeper said that he is confident that Arsenal has a real chance to win the title this season despite the very poor games they had at the start of 2011/12.
I would rather advise my readers to take advantage of the $500 PartyPoker Bonus Code to get some extra Christmas money, but Szczesny thinks you should put your money on the Gunners.
“I’d put a tenner on. I seriously believe in this club and if we keep playing every single game like we have been recently, why not?”, said Szczesny.
If you ever thought about placing a special bet on your favourites this might probably be about the perfect time to do so. You can place this bet at any other time, but you won’t probably find a better moment than this.
Arsenal started the season very poorly and after only a few games they were approaching the relegation zone fast, but that didn’t stop Wenger who battled on, and this time it seems that everything worked out just fine for him and Arsenal are on their way to the front of the board. The best thing about this is that it would be a great moment to bet that Arsenal will win the league.
Arsenal will receive WBA’s visit in what will be the Premier League’s 11th matchday of the season. With the teams fast approaching midseason things are now settling in and the table is starting to take a more reasonable appearance so it is a lot easier to predict winners of football matches than at the beginning of the season.
The Gunners are now coming into form after three consecutive wins in the League against Chelsea, Stoke and Sunderland, and now have a total of six games without defeat in all competitions they are playing in at the moment, and have only lost one out of their last 12.