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Premier League top four race analysis

With Manchester City seemingly waltzing away with the title and Chelsea and Liverpool inching towards a top-three finish, seven sides are left in contention for the remaining Champions League spot. Do not let a sizeable 12-point gap between fourth-placed West Ham United and 10th-placed Leicester City trick you, games in hand could change the landscape of a keenly-contested top-four race.  Another COVID-19 induced crisis in the Premier League has forced a host of match cancellations, leaving several current mid-table teams…
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Arsenal legend unhappy with changes in defending in the Premier League

Former Arsenal star Nigel Winterburn has claimed that the modern way of defending in the Premier League is not all it is cracked up to be. The last few years has seen a shift towards a more possession-based style of play, with teams encouraging their defenders to build moves from the back. This has benefited clubs such as Manchester City and Liverpool, who have the resources to go out and buy the best players to implement the system. Arsenal have…
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Arsenal’s best goalkeepers of all time

As the famous chant goes, one-nil to the Arsenal has been a staple of the club for many a year and although the defensive wall is not as secure as it once was, the team is still adheres to long-standing defensive principles. Principles that made the team so appealing for punters who look to use the best offshore sportsbooks and for those who like to place a bet or two, backing the North London outfit was usually a financially prosperous…
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Three value signings that could get Arsenal back into Europe

Arsenal won’t be playing European football this season for the first time in quarter of a century. The Gunners went backwards under Mikel Arteta last season and the future of club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hangs in the balance. A weak defence and inconsistency have been a huge problem for the North London club. But with only a handful of players at Euro 2020 and the 2021 Copa America this summer and no trips abroad during the season, a well-rested squad…
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Does the Europa League have a British side’s name on it?

The Europa League is awash with British sides in the knockout stages, all of whom are on track to make it through to the Round of 16 and be in with a change of winning the tournament. In terms of online casino sites, it’s a bit of a roulette wheel, with many of the British sides among the favourites, but what will the ball land on? If indeed it does land on a Premier League side at all? Manchester United…
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Arsenal have showed Chelsea that patience is required with young managers

Chelsea made the decision to move on from manager Frank Lampard after a poor stretch of form in the Premier League that saw the club lose five out of eight matches over the Christmas and New Year Period. The Blues were in contention for the top-flight crown in the early stages of the campaign, keeping pace with then front-runners Liverpool and Tottenham. However, they’ve all since been surpassed by Manchester City, who appear to be rounding into championship-winning form under…
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Thomas Partey can make Arsenal top four challengers again this season

Photo credit: FacundoFazeuilhe Licence Arsenal are now in a position to challenge for a top four place in the Premier League this season after signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid. After consistently qualifying for the Champions League under long serving boss Arsene Wenger, the Gunners have faded away in recent years and haven't played in Europe's elite competition since 2016/17. Last season, Arsenal finished way down in eighth position in the Premier League, which was their worst finish in 30…
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Burnley vs Arsenal preview, team news, key stats and prediction

Burnley vs Arsenal Premier League 2019/20 2nd February, 14:00pm BST Turf Moor, Burnley Burnley vs Arsenal preview Arsenal will be looking to build on their FA Cup win at Bournemouth on Monday night when they travel to Burnley this weekend. The Clarets ended a four-game losing streak in the Premier League when they beat Leicester City 2-1 before winning 2-0 at Manchester United. But they were then eliminated in the FA Cup by Norwich City last weekend. Meanwhile, Arsenal have…
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Manchester City have named their price for Mikel Arteta as Arsenal close in

Manchester City are resigned to losing assistant coach Mikel Arteta, with Arsenal having opened talks with their former captain regarding their managerial vacancy. The Gunners have been without a permanent figurehead since getting rid of Unai Emery recently and the hopes placed in interim boss Freddie Ljungberg appear to have waned. Last season’s Europa League finalists had planned to keep Ljungberg in charge until the end of the season, a move that would have allowed them time to engage in…
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Will the Gunners add to their arsenal?

Arsenal’s first season in the post-Arsene Wenger era could yet conclude in an exciting finish, but thoughts are already turning to next season and how manager Unai Emery might add to his options.  Only Manchester City and Liverpool have scored more often in this season’s Premier League. However, early speculation suggests that attacking reinforcements are heading the recruitment list. Many observers would point to the defence letting the Gunners down far too often in recent times, so making it increasingly…
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