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Prediction: Uruguay v France 0

Posted on July 05, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: France victory

Best Odds: 1/1

Bookmakers: Ladbrokes

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.

Prediction: Egypt vs Uruguay 0

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

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.

Could Sanchez-Draxler January swap deal be on? 0

Posted on October 04, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are looking to swap wantaway Alexis Sanchez with PSG’s Julian Draxler in January. Sanchez is of course out of contract next summer and is not signing a new deal with the Gunners.

Meanwhile, Germany international Julian Draxler has found himself out of favour in Paris after the summer arrivals Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, two of the most highly-rated attacking players in Europe.

This deal would make financial sense

If we are looking at this from a purely financial sense, it would be a good deal. Arsenal will receive absolutely nothing if Sanchez leaves in the summer and it would take mega money to replace the Chilean.

Arsenal and PSG draw at the Emirates 0

Posted on November 23, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal and PSG played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, with the team from the French capital now in control of the group.

The first real attempt on goal came on 16 minutes. A PSG corner was flicked on by Edinson Cavani, the ball hit Thiago Silva and looked to be heading into the goal before Kieran Gibbs cleared off the goal-line.

Draw at PSG was a good result for Arsenal 0

Posted on September 14, 2016 by David Nugent

Everything considered a 1-1 draw at PSG in the first game of their Champions League campaign was a good result for Arsenal. They rode their luck, as number two ‘keeper David Ospina made a number of saves.

It could have been a different story of Edinson Cavani had his shooting boots on. The Uruguayan may have only the scoring in the first minute, but he also missed some gilt-edged chances.

A draw at the top seeds

In truth, PSG are not one of the Champions League big hitters. They are not a Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich, who tend to dominate Champions League games home and away. PSG are just a rung below those teams.

PSG and Arsenal finishes all-square 0

Posted on September 13, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a creditable 1-1 draw with PSG at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night, with Alexis Sanchez grabbing a second half equaliser following Edinson Cavani’s early first half strike.

Arsenal made the worst possible start by conceding in the first minute. Serge Aurier produced a superb cross to find Edinson Cavani in space and the Uruguayan international head into the bottom corner of David Ospina’s goal.

PSG came forward again on ten minutes. Angel Di Maria back-heeled the ball to put Adrien Rabiot into the penalty area, only for Laurent Koscielny to make a good block. PSG nearly got lucky on 13 minutes, as Di Maria’s inswinging corner was tipped over by Ospina.

Will Arsenal add further to their forward line? 0

Posted on July 03, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Guardian, Arsenal have now agreed a deal with Japanese club Sanfreece Hiroshima for young striker Takuma Asano. He will still need to pass a medical and will then the deal will be ratified.

The 21-year-old is highly-rated and is set to be in the Japanese squad for the summer Olympics in Brazil. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has labelled the striker as one for the future, but the big question is will the Gunners sign a more experienced striker this summer?

Seemingly a lack of forward options

Arsenal linked with move for Edinson Cavani (Again!) 0

Posted on June 12, 2016 by David Nugent

With Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy leaving Arsenal whistling in the wind over whether he’s joining them or not, it seems the Gunners have a back-up plan. Unfortunately it seems it is a name mentioned at least twice a transfer window when it comes to Arsenal and never signs. It is Edinson Cavani.

According to the Daily Express, the Uruguayan currently plying his trade with French champions PSG is the Gunners back-up plan.

Hasn’t he been constantly linked with Arsenal though?

Rumours of Aubameyang deal seem like myth 1

Posted on January 27, 2016 by David Nugent

As usual the same names have been reeled-off by the media as potential Arsenal target targets. Karim Benzema, Edinson Cavani and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have all supposedly been spotted in London hotels, or are about to arrive at the Gunners training ground for a medical.

When in truth is probably that none of the trio have ever been anywhere signing for Arsenal. The Daily Star may just have trumped everybody with their rubbish of the day story about the Gunners spending £76million on Aubameyang, because German legend Lothar Mattheus stated he would be available for that fee.  They later published Dortmund’s reply to the rumours.

Edinson Cavani on his way to Arsenal, again! 1

Posted on January 06, 2016 by David Nugent

If it is not Karim Benzema being linked with a big money move to Arsenal, it is Edinson Cavani! Another transfer window, and yet another story linking the Uruguayan with a switch to north London. What a surprise eh?

According to reports from the French media, Cavani is once again unhappy at playing second fiddle to Swedish maverick Zlatan Ibrahimovic and is looking to move on in January. Inevitably Arsenal is linked with the striker, as they have been for the last few transfer windows.

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