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Arsenal v Manchester City Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 12, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal begins a new era, as new boss Unai Emery takes charge of his first competitive game as Gunners boss. The Spaniard could not have asked for a tougher challenge for his first game, as Manchester City visit the Emirates Stadium.

There is a new positive atmosphere at the north London club. The signings of Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have improved the Gunners squad.

The Gunners finished sixth-place last season in the Premier League, having endured an inconsistent league campaign. Their final six games of the last season’s campaign summed-up their season, as they won three and lost three of their final six games.

Prediction: Nigeria vs Iceland 0

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 21/10

Bookmaker: bet365

The variety act that is the World Cup often throws up a handful of surprises, and when it comes to Group D, we’ve already seen our fair share. It was considered to be the Group of Death from the word go and it’s lived up to that reputation thus far, with four more games scheduled to come that will shape the immediate future of all four nations. In this encounter, Nigeria will take on Iceland, in a battle between the two teams who were considered to be the underdogs behind Argentina and Croatia at the start of the tournament.

Prediction: France vs Peru 0

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 16/5

Bookmaker: bet365

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is in full swing and while it may not have initially seemed like it at the start of the tournament, Group C is already looking like one of the most entertaining groups of them all – and we’ve only played one set of fixtures thus far. All four teams feel like they’re in with a realistic chance of securing qualification through to the knockout stages in Russia, and while their skill levels certainly vary, the two matches we’ve already seen indicate that France vs Peru could be one of the games of the summer.

Prediction: Colombia vs Japan 0

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Colombia win

Best Odds: 4/6

Bookmaker: bet365

The majority of the nations in the 2018 FIFA World Cup have now competed in their first group stage game, but there are still a handful of sides waiting to make an impact. Two such examples are Colombia and Japan, and while they may be polar opposite countries, they both have a mutual goal – defy expectations and qualify for the knockout stages. In many ways, they’re both considered to be underdogs in their group, but as we’ve seen in the past, that’ll suit these two just fine.

Prediction: Tunisia v England 0

Posted on June 16, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: England

Best Odds: 4/9

Bookmaker: Coral

Tunisia and England go head-to-head in Group G of the World Cup, as both teams look to get their campaign off to a winning start. However, this clash will be regarded as the classic World Cup David v Goliath encounter.

Tunisia

Tunisia are back at the World Cup after a 12-year absence. Russia 2018 will be their fifth World Cup appearance, but the North African side have yet to progress past the group stages of the competition.

Prediction: Brazil vs Switzerland 0

Posted on June 16, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Brazil win

Best Odds: 2/5

Bookmaker: bet365

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has already thrown up a series of shocking moments and great goals, and we’re only just getting started. Over the next few days or so every single team in the tournament will play their first game in Russia, with one of the more notable encounters being Brazil vs Switzerland. The five-time world champions are expected to ease their way through this group and into the knockout stages, whereas the Swiss are being tipped to follow the South Americans through to the Round of 16.

Prediction: Argentina vs Iceland 0

Posted on June 15, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Argentina win

Best Odds: 1/3

Bookmaker: bet365

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is here, and we’ve already had plenty of goals and drama to last us for a few days – but that isn’t how this tournament works. The games are coming thick and fast, and within 24 hours, the supposed group of death aka Group D will be underway. All four teams in the group will harbour realistic ambitions of reaching the knockout stages, and two of them, Argentina and Iceland, will square off in the opening round of fixtures in one of the biggest David vs Goliath encounters of the entire tournament.

Prediction: Portugal vs Spain 2

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 11/5

Bookmaker: bet365

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally upon us and here at My Arsenal Blog, we thought we’d take a closer look at some of the games which may or may not feature some of the Gunners’ biggest names. We’re kicking things off with arguably the game of the group stages, as local rivals Portugal and Spain battle it out to determine who gains control of Group B heading into the second set of fixtures.

Arsenal v Huddersfield Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 12, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday, Arsenal pays a fond farewell to veteran boss Arsene Wenger, as the Gunners travel to Huddersfield on the last day of the Premier League season.

The home side heads into the game on the back of consecutive creditable draws at Manchester City and Chelsea that were enough to seal the Terriers top-flight status for next season.

David Wagner’s side has achieved safety by scoring the second fewest goals in the Premier League, having scored just 28 goals this season. The Yorkshire side has also won just once in their last nine league outings, which is terrible form.

Leicester v Arsenal Premier League preview 0

Posted on May 08, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal plays their penultimate game under veteran boss Arsene Wenger, as the Gunners visit midtable Leicester.

Leicester already look to be on the beach after a terrible run of form ruled the Foxes out of finishing in the top seven and earning a Europa League qualifying spot.

Claude Puel’s team currently sits ninth-place in the table after a winless run of five games in the top-flight. To make matters worse the Foxes have suffered defeats in four of those aforementioned five winless games.



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