July 05, 2018 by
Verdict: France victory
Best Odds: 1/1
On Friday afternoon, the first quarter-final of World Cup 2018 takes place, as Uruguay face France in Nizhniy Novgorod. Both teams have been in good form in Russia, so this could be a tight encounter.
Uruguay are on a run of seven straight wins, including winning all four games at the World Cup so far. La Celeste recorded victories in all their group games before beating Portugal 2-1 in the last-16. .......Read more here.....
June 14, 2018 by
Prediction: Both teams to score
Best odds: 5/4
Bookmakers: Paddy Power and Ladbrokes
It’s a tough start for Egypt as they face Uruguay in their first game of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but it shouldn’t be too easy for the South-Americans either. It should be an interesting goalscorer contest between two players that earned high praise in a Liverpool shirt – Mohamed Salah and Luis Suarez. Of course, Suarez has been playing for Barcelona since his move to Catalonia in 2014.
The Pharaohs didn’t show particularly great levels of form recently, winning none and losing three of their last five games. .......Read more here.....
March 16, 2016 by
Arsenal were defeated 3-1 by Barcelona on Wednesday night in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League clash, which means the north London side exited the competition 5-1 on aggregate.
The Gunners had the first shot on goal on three minutes, as Danny Welbeck saw an effort on-goal blocked by Javier Mascherano. The visitors also had the next shot on goal on ten minutes. Mesut Ozil curled an effort from 25 yards out wide of Marc Ter-Stegen’s goal.
Arsenal’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny fired an effort wide of goal from 25 yards out went wide of Ter Stegen’s far post on 15 minutes. .......Read more here.....
February 23, 2016 by
Despite battling bravely Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League last-16 first leg at the Emirates Stadium, as Lionel Messi scored a second half brace.
Arsenal had the first attempt on goal on eight minutes, as Aaron Ramsey saw an effort on goal by Javier Mascherano. The Gunners had the second attempt on goal on 22 minutes. Mesut Ozil cut the ball back to Hector Bellerin whose effort was blocked by a Barcelona defender, only for the ball to fall to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the winger shot straight at Marc Ter-Stegen. .......Read more here.....
February 22, 2016 by
Premier League Arsenal host European champions Barcelona at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in the Champions League last-16 first leg. It seems the Premier League club faces a difficult challenge in making the quarter-finals against the formidable Catalans.
Arsenal made hard work of qualifying for the knockout stages after suffering defeats against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos in their opening group games. However they made it through to the last 16 by winning their last two games at home to Zagreb and away at Olympiakos. .......Read more here.....
December 15, 2015 by
It seems that not much changes at Arsenal. It seems every season the Gunners look like Premier League title contenders, but then miss out while going out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage.
The inevitably difficult draw that saw the Gunners paired with European champions Barcelona was the price the Gunners had to play for complacency in the group stage. Like every season though, the journey may have been different, but the destination is likely to be the same.
Unlikely to qualify .......Read more here.....
November 02, 2015 by
According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, reigning European and Spanish champions Barcelona are considering a sensational move to sign Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott.
The Catalan giants are currently in the midst of a transfer embargo which expires in January and have a list of potential transfer targets. It is believed that Walcott is on that list and Luis Enrique could be looking to add the former-Southampton player to their squad.
Walcott was enjoying a decent, if not unspectacular run in the Arsenal first team prior to picking-up a calf injury last week in the 3-0 Capital One Cup defeat against Sheffield Wednesday. He will be sidelined to after the next international break. .......Read more here.....
July 05, 2015 by
According to the Daily Express, Arsenal have made an enquiry about the availability of Barcelona youngster Munir El Haddadi. Munir is highly-rated by the European champions and any club attempting to sign the youngster on a permanent basis are likely to come up against resistance.
Munir broke into the Barcelona team at the start of last season and the 19-year-old went on to impress for the Catalan giants. Despite that bright start he struggled for first team action in the Catalan capital due to the presence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the Barcelona attack. .......Read more here.....
July 04, 2015 by
According to the Daily Telegraph and reports from Spain, Arsenal are once again interested in signing Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez.
It is being reported that Arsenal have been in touch with the forward’s agent about the possibility of the Spanish international heading to north London this summer.
Pedro has only recently signed a new deal with the Catalan club that expires in 2019 and contains a release clause of £110million. Despite signing that new contract Pedro’s future at the European champions is still in doubt. .......Read more here.....
December 19, 2014 by
On Sunday Arsenal visit Liverpool’s Anfield, which is not traditionally an easy ground to visit for opposition teams. The Gunners suffered a 5-1 drubbing at the famous old ground last season that seriously derailed their Premier League title hopes.
However, this Liverpool side is a far less potent outfit than the one who blow away the Gunners in last season’s encounter. They no longer have their dynamic striking duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge up front for a start and look far less threatening this campaign.
Testing .......Read more here.....