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Prediction: Belgium v England 0

Posted on July 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Belgium Win

Best Odds: 6/5

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Saturday afternoon, Belgium and England meet in the World Cup 2018 third-place play-off game in Saint Petersburg. Neither side will have wanted to participate in this game, but both will be keen to end their adventures in Russia on a high.


For much of World Cup 2018, Belgium has looked like a team that could lift the trophy. In fact, the Red Devils were unbeaten in 24 games heading into their semi-final with France, only to suffer a 1-0 defeat against Les Bleus.

Thierry Henry fancies managing Arsenal 0

Posted on February 08, 2017 by David Nugent

Thierry Henry is of course an Arsenal and Premier League legend. The clubs all-time record goalscorer is obviously held in very high-esteem at the north London club. It seems there is no doubt that he loves his former club.

Henry is pretty busy at the moment working as a pundit for Sky Sports, while also being on Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff with the Belgium national team. He is gaining coaching experience and has high hopes for his future coaching career.

Wants to manage Arsenal

Has Arsenal’s spirited display came too late? 0

Posted on March 20, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal produced a spirited performance in the 2-0 win at Everton on Saturday, with goals from Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi securing the win.

It was the sort of display that the Gunners could have done with a couple of weeks ago, but as we all know Arsenal have propensity for shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to challenging for the Premier League title.

Yesterday’s win Everton was impressive, even if the home side produced a display that had home fans once again calling for the resignation of boss Roberto Martinez.

More energy and purpose

Everton v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on March 18, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal are in dire need of a victory when they visit Goodison Park to face Everton in Saturday’s early kick-off in the Premier League.

Everton have highly-underachieved this season and have been brilliant going forward, with only Leicester, Tottenham and Manchester City scoring more goals than the Toffees. However, they have also conceded too many in defences and let too many leaves slip.

Their inconsistent form sees the Toffees currently sitting in 12th, closer to the relegation zone than the top four. The side from Merseyside have been at home in the top-flight, losing three of their last four home games.

A loan move to Everton would benefit Calum Chambers 0

Posted on December 14, 2015 by David Nugent

The Daily Mirror is claiming that Everton boss Roberto Martinez is tracking Arsenal youngster Calum Chambers. The 20-year-old has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Gunners starting line-up this season.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has recently stated that he believes that Chambers will eventually play as a defensive midfielder, despite being signed as a defender. The youngster has played most of his career at right-back, but Hector Bellerin and Mathieu Debuchy are currently in front of him in the pecking order for that spot in the team.

Gunners eye move for Brazilian midfielder 0

Posted on December 01, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal are set to make a move for Cruzeiro’s midfielder Lucas Silva. The 21-year-old is highly-rated and has been described by some as the ‘next Kaka’. Silva is reportedly also attracting interest from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid.


Silva has been earning rave reviews in Brazil for his club side and it is believed that a host of Europe’s top clubs have sent scouts to watch the youngster in action. Spanish giants Real Madrid looked to be favourites to sign the youngster, but now look to have competition from some of the English top-flights big boys.

Who will eventually replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal? 2

Posted on October 14, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis recently spoke out about the “difficult task” the club will have to replace long-serving manager Arsene Wenger when the French coach decides to retire.

Manchester United’s fast demise post-Sir Alex Ferguson has hit home about the downside to losing such a pivotal manager who was at the helm of the club for so long, but who could replace him?

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola is the Arsenal fans’ choice to replace Wenger due to the pairs similar philosophies on football.

Could Roberto Martinez be Arsene Wenger’s long-term successor? 2

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

While Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks set to commit his future to the club for at least another season, Everton manager Roberto Martinez will definitely find himself in the reckoning to be the Frenchman’s long-term replacement.

His work with a small budget at Wigan saw him linked with the Liverpool job before Brendan Rodgers took over, but Martinez was always tipped for big things in management. He led a relegation-threatened Wigan side to FA Cup glory, and kept them in the Premier League for a number of seasons on a shoe-string budget with a lot of unheard of players.

Who would you like to see in the Arsenal dugout next season? 4

Posted on April 08, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal recent slump in form and boss Arsene Wenger’s contract situation has put the veteran French boss’ future in north London in doubt. I think most us know that he is too stubborn to quit and the Gunners board are very unlikely to fire him, but if he did leave Arsenal here are some of the likely candidates:

Roberto Martinez (Everton)

Fresh off the back of a 3-0 win over Arsenal and leading Everton to their highest points total in the Premier League era, the Spaniard is doing a fine job on a small budget on Merseyside. The 40-year-old is regarded as one of the European games brightest young up-and-coming coaches.

Top-four finish will only paper over the cracks 0

Posted on April 07, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday must have been painful to watch at times for Gunners fans. The win put Everton within a point of the Gunners in the Premier League table, with a game in-hand, a situation that could not have been foreseen a few months ago.

Easier fixtures

Everton could go above the men from north London with a draw at Sunderland on Saturday, while Arsene Wenger’s men face Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final. On current form you would certainly not bet against the Toffees picking up at least a point at the bottom of the table Black Cats.

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