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Prediction Argentina v Croatia 0

Posted on June 19, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Draw

Best Odds: 12/5

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Thursday night, Argentina and Croatia clash in a potentially crucial clash in Group D of the World Cup. A win for either side could be pivotal in deciding who makes the knockout stages of the group.

Both sides head into this clash unbeaten in five World Cup games, including qualifiers, so this could be a tight encounter.

Argentina

Argentina headed into World Cup 2018 with a number of concerns surrounding their team. Many of those concerns were confirmed in their opening match, as La Albiceleste drew 1-1 with Iceland after Lionel Messi saw a penalty saved.

Arsenal set for Checkatrade Trophy 0

Posted on June 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While many clubs, media members and pundits alike often look down on the Checkatrade Trophy, there’s a good idea in there somewhere beyond the car crash of its inception. As we gear up for another season of domestic football, it seems as if the bigger clubs are starting to take more notice of the competition, with Arsenal confirming that they will enter an under-21s team for the 2018/19 campaign.

Bernd Leno announcement imminent 0

Posted on June 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

According to Metro, Arsenal fans may not have to wait long for one of their biggest signings in years to be confirmed as Bernd Leno’s arrival from Bayer Leverkusen is imminent. The 26-year-old’s move to English football has been spoken about in hush tones for a long time now, but it finally seems as if he’s going to get the chance to test himself outside the realms of Germany. Leno is still a few years away from his prime as a goalkeeper, and that may be the most frightening fact of all as Arsenal fans prepare themselves for what’s next.

Prediction: Russia v Egypt 0

Posted on June 18, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Russia win

Best Odds: 11/10

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Tuesday night, World Cup hosts Russia face Egypt in the Krestovsky Stadium. This clash could be pivotal in who qualifies for the knockout stages of the competition from Group D. A defeat for Egypt is likely to lead to the Pharaoh’s exit from World Cup 2018.

Russia

Russia made a dream start to World Cup 2018 on home soil by recording a sensational 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in their opening game. The win was much needed as it ended a seven-game run without a victory for Stanislav Cherchesov’s team.

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.

Lichtsteiner receives criticism 0

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is in full swing, and we’ve already seen plenty of surprising results. Argentina were held to a draw by Iceland, reigning champions Germany were defeated by Mexico, and last night, Switzerland managed to grab a point from their opener against favourites Brazil. Despite that, however, new Arsenal signing Stephan Lichtsteiner’s performance wasn’t received particularly well by pundits and fans alike.

Many thought that he was slow to read the ball, didn’t deal with pressure all that well and looked out of place. Gunners legend Ian Wright has defended the 34-year-old in the wake of the criticism, stating that he was facing an uphill battle when going head to head with Brazil’s fantastic attacking options.

When’s the Wilshere cut-off limit? 0

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The Jack Wilshere saga has taken more twists and turns than we’d care to admit, and along the way, many fans have become quite bitter towards the whole thing. While many Arsenal supporters still want to see the Englishman pulling on the red and white strip next season, it almost feels like there’s a certain level of resignation to the fact that he may well be leaving the club. As we now know courtesy of the latest update, it seems as if that fear is going to become a reality over the course of the next few weeks.

Jack Wilshere set to leave Arsenal 0

Posted on June 17, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Mirror, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to leave the Gunners on a free transfer after being told by Arsenal boss Unai Emery that he is unlikely to be a key player in his team.

Recent reports suggested that Wilshere was about to agree a new deal with the Gunners. However, it now seems he is ready to snub an offer from the north London club to leave as a free agent when his contract expires at the end of the month.

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.

Xhaka signs new deal 0

Posted on June 16, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Granit Xhaka has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, the club have confirmed on their official website.

The future of the midfielder was somewhat uncertain after the departure of Arsene Wenger, but the man who has replaced the Frenchman has assured the Swiss international that he will remain an important player for the team.

Xhaka joined Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016, and so far he has made 94 appearances and scored seven goals for the Gunners from his role in central midfield. A relentless player, packing a powerful shot and boasting great passing range and vision, and his new deal is nothing but excellent news for Arsenal as they strive to overcome the difficulties that come with being in transition.



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