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Arsenal now 7/4 to win the EFL Cup 0

Posted on January 25, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal will face Manchester City on February 25th in the EFL Cup final after their 2-1 aggregate defeat of London rivals Chelsea.

The EFL Cup offers the Gunners an opportunity to win silverware. In fact, the competition could offer the north London team their best chance of winning a trophy this season. Arsene Wenger’s side are now odds 7/4 of winning the competition.

Showed good resilience to beat Chelsea

It would be hard to claim that Arsenal were outstanding against Chelsea. However, the Gunners showed great resilience to come back from a goal down to beat the Blues, albeit with the helping hand of a huge slice of luck for the equaliser.

Arsenal progress to EFL Cup final 0

Posted on January 24, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-1 win over Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night to make it to the final of the EFL Cup.

Chelsea dominated the early proceedings with Tiemoue Bakayoko seeing a shot deflect wide of David Ospina’s goal. Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses also flashed a long-range effort well wide of goal.

The Blues thought they had the lead on five minutes, as Spanish winger Pedro scored with a powerful header. However, the referee’s assistant flagged for offside and replays proved that the decision was the correct one.

Arsenal face a season defining game 0

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Ben Darvill

There would not have been a single Arsenal fan at the start of the season that would have thought that the EFL Cup would quite possibly be their last likely option for winning a trophy, yet here we are.

Arsenal were knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest in an embarrassing 4-2 defeat, while they are a huge 23 points short of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. The Europa League is, of course, a viable option for a trophy, but they are some way short of making the final, with a number of very strong outfits in the competition still.

Arsenal and Chelsea EFL Cup semi-final preview 0

Posted on January 23, 2018 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, in the semi-final first leg of the Carabao Cup. The two teams played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, so it is all to play for in this clash.

The home side head into this game on the back of a morale-boosting 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. The victory was just the Gunners second in their last eight games in all competitions.

Arsene Wenger’s side have been involved in a number of goal-filled games, as both teams have scored in seven of the Gunners last eight outings in all competitions.

Arsenal 7/2 to win the EFL Cup 0

Posted on December 20, 2017 by David Nugent

On Tuesday night, Arsenal progressed to the semi-finals of the EFL Cup with a comfortable 1-0 win over West Ham, courtesy of a Danny Welbeck goal. The game was a slight non-event, as there was very little to talk about from an injury to Olivier Giroud and a chance of officials.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger also stuck to his rotation policy, which to be fair to the Frenchman has served him well this season. Weakened sides have helped the Gunners to qualify from their Europa League group, while also taking the north London side to the last four of the EFL Cup.

Arsenal through to the EFL Cup semi-finals 0

Posted on December 19, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 1-0 win over West Ham in the EFL Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night, with a Danny Welbeck goal enough to send the Gunners into the last four of the competition.

The opening period of the game was very lacklustre, as Arsenal passed the ball around, but to no avail. By the quarter of the hour mark, the Gunners had enjoyed 65 percent possession.

The first real threat on either goal did not come until 38 minutes. Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac cut in from the left and aimed for the far corner of the net, but the wing-back’s effort is well off target.

Arsenal v West Ham EFL Cup Preview 0

Posted on December 18, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have the chance to book their place in the last-four of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night when the Gunners welcome West Ham to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal’s recent form has been inconsistent in the Premier League. However, the Gunners head into this clash on the back of a 1-0 home win over Newcastle last time out.

The north London side have had a relatively easy route to the quarter-finals, with wins over lower league opposition Doncaster Rovers and Norwich City, although they need extra time to beat the latter in round 5.

Is Wenger right to rotate his squad in the EFL Cup? 0

Posted on December 01, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat against Southampton in the EFL Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger decided to field a weakened team as now the custom in the League Cup for the Gunners.

In truth, Arsenal produced a lacklustre display without the star names of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in particular. The defeat was hardly a surprise considering the team that was fielded.

Struggled to impress

However, the performance was particularly poor. Hardly any of the outfield players impressed against a Southampton side that showed nine changes from their starting line-up from the win weekend win over Everton.

Southampton knock Arsenal out of the EFL Cup 0

Posted on November 30, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal exited the EFL Cup at the quarter-final stage on Wednesday night, as Southampton defeated the Gunners 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

The visitors opened the scoring with the first real attempt on goal on 13 minutes. Sofiane Boufal saw an effort blocked but the ball fell to Dutch midfielder Jordy Clasie on the edge of the area and the former Feyenoord star struck the ball first time into the right side of the net.

Arsenal came back into the game slightly but failed to real threaten the Saints goal. The visitors were attempting to hit the Gunners on the counter-attack, although they too struggled to represent a real threat on goal.

Arsenal 10/11 to win against Southampton in tonight’s EFL Cup clash 0

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal welcome Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup tonight, and are favourites to come out on top to progress to the last four.

The Gunners are in decent form ahead of their meeting with Southampton and will fancy their chances with home advantage and bragging rights from their win earlier in the season.

Arsenal are coming off the back of six wins and four draws from their last 10 games in all competitions, having picked up points against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain recently. The Gunners have beaten Championship sides Nottingham Forest and Reading in the third round and last-16 respectively to make it this far in the competition, and will reach the semis if they can edge to victory.

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