Welcome back to yet another trip down memory lane, as we look back at one of the many Premier League encounters between bitter rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. The North London counterparts were both battling it out for 4th spot in the top flight, and as this game proved, there was very little to separate the sides – although you could sense that Tottenham Hotspur were a team on the rise.
On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host West Ham at the Emirates Stadium, as the home look to build momentum ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid.
The Gunners head into this clash on the back of the surprise news from Friday morning that veteran boss Arsene Wenger will step down as the clubs boss this summer.
Everybody connected with the club will be hoping that the team can finish the season in strong fashion. However, with the Europa League now the Gunners priority, the Premier League campaign is likely to take a back seat.
It’s time to take yet another trip down memory lane as we look back to a game two years ago today involving Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion. It was the season in which Leicester City were taking the Premier League by storm, and as a result, the Gunners should’ve had a realistic chance of winning their first English title in years – but it wasn’t to be.
While it may not seem like it at times, Jack Wilshere a valuable piece of the puzzle at the Emirates. The midfielder’s work rate and passion for the club are attributes that need to be admired, even if people don’t like him as a person. Because of that, the rumours surrounding his impending departure have caused a divide amongst some fans, and this latest rumour isn’t going to do much when it comes to calming those critics who want to see him stay.
Courtesy of bet365, it’s time to take a look at some of the best possible bets you can make for Arsenal vs West Ham United this weekend. The game, which is something of a London derby, doesn’t have all too much relevance in the grand scheme of how the Premier League will turn out this season – in case you’re an advocate of drama and you believe the Gunners can still finish 4th and the Hammers can still be relegated.
As reported by BBC Sport, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will leave the North London club after nearly 22 years in charge. The news comes after weeks and months of speculation regarding his future, with the Frenchman finally giving fans the news that they’ve been waiting oh so long to hear.
Throughout the course of his historic tenure at Highbury and then the Emirates, Wenger managed to accomplish some truly remarkable things with the club. He managed to win three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, with one of his greatest achievements being when the Gunners went an entire PL season unbeaten as part of ‘The Invincibles’.
Arsenal Football Club have confirmed they will subsidise tickets for the Europa League semi-final second leg away at Atletico Madrid. By doing this, the club will ensure that Arsenal fans traveling to Madrid do not pay anything more than the £36.50 Atletico fans will be paying to see the first leg at the Emirates. The price set by the Spanish club for the fans coming to support Arsenal is £79.
Mark Brindle, the Arsenal supporters’ liaison officer, said the club are aware the trip to Madrid was always going to be expensive for the fans as the early May Bank Holiday increases travel expenses.
According to the BBC, veteran Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will step down as the north London clubs boss at the end of the season after more than two decades in charge.
Wenger is quoted by the BBC as saying: “I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years,” said Wenger. “I managed the club with full commitment and integrity.
“To all the Arsenal lovers, take care of the values of the club.”
Rumours in football can either create excitement or dread, depending on the nature of the specific rumour. Thankfully for Arsenal fans, this specific ‘rumour’ is a little bit more substantial than most, with Daily Mirror reporting that Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa may not be fit for their UEFA Europa League semi-final first-leg game against Arsenal. Yes, it’s the same Diego Costa that once played for Chelsea and was vilified for being the sport’s equivalent of a supervillain.
As 99% of football fans well know, when it comes to derby games, it’s a whole different ballgame. Whether it be against your bitter rivals or just a team from down the road, you want to assert your authority as the very best team in your region. Because of that, Arsenal will be an extra sense of incentive this weekend when they face Premier League strugglers West Ham United at the Emirates.