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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.

Alexis Sanchez helps Chile defeat Brazil 0

Posted on October 09, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez scored a last-gasp effort for Chile as they defeated Brazil 2-0 on Thursday night in World Cup qualifying. The former-Barcelona star went into the international break carrying a knock, but Gunners fans will be breathing a sigh of relief that Sanchez came through the game unscathed.

Sanchez has hit form in recent weeks scoring six goals in his last three games in all competitions for the north London club, after failing to find his best form in the opening games of the season.

Much of that lack of form was put down to his involvement with his nation side at the summer’s Copa America.

Wellington Silva finally cleared to play for Arsenal 0

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal winger Wellington Silva is finally allowed to play for the Gunners, after the 22-year-old was given a new Spanish passport following his time away on loan. It’s been four long years that Wellington has been waiting to be eligible for Arsenal, and supporters are looking forward to seeing what he can do.

“The good thing is slow in coming, but arrives with the greatest satisfaction in the world,” he said, via his Twitter account, with his Spanish passport pictured.

Gabriel Paulista called up to the Brazilian national team 0

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Gabriel was recently called up for the Brazilian national team ahead of their clash against France and Chile at the Emirates Stadium, and expressed his delight to have finally been given a chance to impress for his country.

“I am very happy with the news, and it is a dream for any player to wear the shirt of your country. I’ll play the best possible way. It is a valuable opportunity and I hope that is the first call of many. It will be an incentive for me to continue working hard at Arsenal. It will not be easy, because the Brazilian team has great quality, but I will work hard to get my place in the team,” he said.

Arsenal checking on Brazilian defensive midfielder 0

Posted on August 25, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Wolfsburg defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo is the latest in a long line of defensive midfielders that Arsenal are believed to be interest in. The Mirror claims that Arsene Wenger sent scouts to watch the former-Bayern Munich player in action for the Wolves in their 2-1 defeat at his former-club.

Exposed

The Gunners again looked vulnerable at Everton in the 2-2 draw, especially to the counter-attack which also proved so effective for the Toffees last season against the Gunners. I have no doubt that a solid defensive midfielder would make Arsenal a stronger unit in games like Saturday’s.

David Ospina could prove a bargain buy for Arsenal 0

Posted on July 21, 2014 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal is close to completing a £3million deal to sign Colombia number one David Ospina. The 25-year-old was already a highly-rated keeper prior to the World Cup, but his performances in Brazil have raised his profile even further.

Ospina looked very solid as the South American’s reached the quarter-finals of the competition and were unlucky to exit the competition at the hands of the hosts Brazil.

Reliable

Ospina has forged a big reputation in Ligue One with Nice, where he has become known as a very reliable keeper. Ospina has helped Nice to become a stable team in the French top-flight. Ospina has spent five years at the French club developing his talent.

Mesut Ozil’s goalscoring still in question despite Brazil thrashing 3

Posted on July 09, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

While Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil performed well in his country’s 7-1 thrashing against Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals last night, the 25-year-old could have put himself on the score sheet after finding himself through on goal when Germany were 7-0 up in the dying stages of the game.

He put his one-on-one wide of the far post and Brazil pulled a goal back, but for Arsenal supporters it would have been a big disappointment to see Ozil fail to get his goal.

Khedira proves his worth for Germany at World Cup 0

Posted on July 09, 2014 by David Nugent

With Arsenal believed to be close to sealing the signings of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez and Newcastle full-back Mathieu Debuchy, attention may turn to strengthening the Gunners other weak position in the centre of midfield, or more precisely the defensive midfield role.

Linked

For some time now Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has been linked with a move to the Premier League and Arsenal in particular. This may be nothing more than rumours, but if the Gunners are interested in the midfielder then he could be a very good signing.

Fantastic

Is Arsenal preparing a bid for hot Chilean midfielder? 1

Posted on June 27, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal is set to launch a big money move of up to £44million for Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal. The dynamic midfielder is currently away on international duty with his national team at the World Cup.

Highly-rated

In the last few seasons Vidal has developed a reputation as one of the most highly-rated complete midfielders in world football. The 27-year-old star has been a key component in Juventus’ domination of Serie A over the past few seasons.

Vidal scored 18 goals from midfield in all competitions last season and also provided five assists for his teammates.

England sweat over the fitness of Oxlade-Chamberlain 0

Posted on June 05, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was given a chance to impress for England in the Three Lions 2-2 draw with Ecuador last night. The Ox was one of England’s most impressive players, before picking up a knee injury in the second half.

Chance

England boss Roy Hodgson must know most of his first eleven for the World Cup opener against Italy, but there is still a chance that the Oxlade-Chamberlain could win a place in the starting line-up for the Three Lions in that game, if fit of course.



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