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Prediction: Russia vs Croatia 0

Posted on July 06, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Draw (Croatia win on penalties)

Best Odds: 21/10

Bookmaker: bet365

We’ve arrived at the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and what a journey it’s been. In arguably the most unpredictable international tournament of the last few decades, we’re set to see an unfancied team make it all the way to the World Cup final – but the question remains as to who that will be. Two of the leading contenders are hosts Russia and Croatia’s golden generation, as the two prepare to battle it out this weekend in the biggest game these players have likely ever been involved in.

Prediction: Spain vs Russia 0

Posted on June 29, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Spain win

Best Odds: 4/7

Bookmaker: bet365

We’ve finally arrived at the knockout stages for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and so far, the tournament has lived up to the hype. We’ve seen several high profile nations crash out at the group stage, and on top of that, we’ve seen a parade of last minute goals and unbelievable matches. Now, however, we’re into a straight knockout format as 16 teams battle it out to become world champions. Two of those teams are Spain and Russia, who have certainly provided us with some entertaining games in their respective groups.

Prediction: Uruguay v Russia 0

Posted on June 23, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Draw

Best Odds: 21/10

Bookmaker: Bet365

On Monday afternoon, World Cup hosts Russia face Uruguay in Group A, as the pair look to top the group and face a potentially more comfortable tie in the knockout stages of the competition.


Uruguay have won beaten Egypt and Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Group A to seal a knockout spot. However, the South American giants need to win this game to have any chance of finishing top of their group at Russia 2018. Oscar Tabarez’s side were pre-tournament favourites to top the group, but are currently second place.

Prediction: Russia v Egypt 0

Posted on June 18, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Russia win

Best Odds: 11/10

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Tuesday night, World Cup hosts Russia face Egypt in the Krestovsky Stadium. This clash could be pivotal in who qualifies for the knockout stages of the competition from Group D. A defeat for Egypt is likely to lead to the Pharaoh’s exit from World Cup 2018.


Russia made a dream start to World Cup 2018 on home soil by recording a sensational 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in their opening game. The win was much needed as it ended a seven-game run without a victory for Stanislav Cherchesov’s team.

Searching for an Arshavin 0

Posted on June 06, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While domestic football will still be on the mind of many football fans across Europe, the real story for the next six weeks or so is going to be the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The summer spectacular is going to bring millions of supporters together in unison, and while many will suffer disappointment, the tournament allows a lot of people to forget about their problems and focus on one of life’s greatest joys: football.

The pros and cons of Arsenal drawing CSKA Moscow 0

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As we all know by now, Arsenal FC will take on CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals. There are about a million storylines to unpack from this game alone, and moving forward, it seems as if many fans are divided when it comes to whether or not this is an ideal match-up for the Gunners.

Naturally, there are going to be reservations as well as positives with any kind of European draw, and because of that, we felt as if the easiest way to figure the whole thing out would be to create a list of pros and cons. Aren’t you lucky.

Arsenal draw CSKA Moscow in UEFA Europa League quarter-finals 0

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal Football Club will play CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, as revealed in the official draw which was made earlier today.

Arsene Wenger’s men will look to make a statement in the first leg when they host CSKA on April 5th, before travelling to the Russian capital seven nights later to decide which of the two teams will progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

The draw comes in the wake of renewed tension between the United Kingdom and Russia, but above that, many eyes will be on Wenger to see whether or not he can guide the Gunners into what would be their first appearance in the final four of a major European tournament in years.

How did Jack Wilshere fare in his England cameo against Russia? 0

Posted on June 12, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was a surprise introduction from the substitutes’ bench in England 1-1 draw with Russia on Saturday evening, replacing Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney in the 77th minute. England manager Roy Hodgson is desperately trying to give Wilshere as much game time as possible potentially to ensure he’s fully fit for the latter stages, pending England’s progression, but how did he fare against Russia?

Arsenal prepare new deal for Jack Wilshere 1

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Despite the troubling 18 months of persistent injury problems that kept hampering his career at Arsenal, Jack Wilshere will be offered a new deal to extend his stay at the Emirates, according to reports.

Jack Wilshere’s injury woes began in 2015 when this highly-rated midfielder picked up an knock in March while on international duty with England.

A series of setbacks tampered his progress and the 24-year-old has been extremely unfortunate as he has been kept on the sidelines throughout the 2015-16 season.

Arsenal Close In On Russian Star 3

Posted on June 15, 2012 by admin

Arsenal are rumoured to have stepped up their interest for Russian attacking midfielder Alan Dzagoev after the excellent performances he had this summer for his national team.

Arsene Wenger is looking to rebuild his midfield section after the shock Arsenal suffered last summer when they lost Fabregas and Nasri in quick succession, only to also lose Jack Wilshere to injury a month later and miss his presence throughout the season.

Alan Dzagoev has been announced as an Arsenal target before the summer started, as Wenger will be looking to change his squad a bit, with outgoings like Chamakh, Park, Arshavin and Djourou, and incomings amongst which Giroud, M’Vila and Huntelaar have been touted to be possible targets.

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