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No matter whether you’re supporting them or boo-ing them every time they take the field, everyone’s interested in Arsenal. With a long and definitely turbulent history behind the team, there’s enough material to last a lifetime, but we’ve managed to select the best insights for those interested to know how they fared throughout the years.

#1 – Finest Artillery

Arsenal’s players are nicknamed ‘The Gunners’, as you certainly know. But did you know it was all due to its founders, who were a group of cannon makers at the Woolwich Arsenal back in 1886.

#2 – Relegation Matters

Being relegated to a lower stratum most certainly matters to any football club. However, Arsenal has no such worries, as they are the only still-existing English football club which has avoided relegation since 1919/20.

#3 – A Special Cup

The Premier League of 2003/04 witnessed Arsenal’s total victory without a single loss. Moreover, the strain of wins had been going on since the previous season’s league, with a total of 49 unbeaten league games which ended early in 2004/05 Premier League. They were awarded a special gold version of the cup that year, for setting a precedent with such an accomplishment.

#4 – Wenger’s Arsenal

Arsene Wenger is beyond doubt the longest lasting manager in their history, so much so he considers the club to be his child. Dating back from 1996, Wenger has kept his seat secure for over a decade now.

#5 – Rivalry

No great club has ever gone its way without a rival. In Arsenal’s case, it’s Tottenham Hotspur, their closest neighbor.

#6 – Wenger & The Cup

Another interesting fact about the team’s manager lingers around the team’s Premiership title. In the season of 1997/98, they won the cup and Wenger became the first ever foreign manager to lift the title.

#7 – International Feats

This club is known to be the sole Premier League representative who has defeated Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu, Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena and is known to have triumphed in San Siro over Italy’s AC Milan. Now those were the types of games that guides are written about at www.sbat.com.

#8 – Arsenal Through The Radio

The game they had played against Sheffield United on January 22nd, back in 1927 at Highbury, ended up being the first ever to be broadcasted on the radio.

#9 – Arsenal on TV

As it seems, whenever technology evolved, Arsenal managed to keep up with the trends. Hence, on September 16th 1937, during an exhibition match between the first team and the reserves one became the first football game to be broadcasted on television live.

#10 – Arsenal in 3D

Being as tech savvy as a football club can, Arsenal have another ‘first’ in January, but this one is truly a memorable one. Their match against Manchester United on the 31st, in 2010, became the first match to be broadcasted in 3D. Unluckily for them, Manchester left the match as winners, beating Arsenal in all three dimensions.

They may have lifted a trophy or two but nothing even close to the dominance which they had in the past. Arsenal losing Wenger poses a very real risk to Champions League qualification, ability to attract great players and the chance of challenging for anything. A new manager coming in would have to revolutionize the club and very quickly, a task which as we have seen, some of the best managers in the World

The race to finish in the top for of the Premier League is set for an exciting end and Arsenal are sure to be involved in the race. The Gunners currently hold onto a top four spot, although a recent dip in form has seen their lead over Liverpool and Manchester United narrow. While Arsenal still remain in the driving seat as they have a top four spot, they can’t afford any more errors, otherwise one of the chasing pack could capitalise.

Arsenal have lost two out of their last three games and only won five of their last ten. That form is not good enough to remain in the top four and it must improve if they want to stay there. Manchester United look to be the biggest danger and Jose Mourinho’s men are unbeaten in their last ten games. They have also just lifted the League Cup, something which will no doubt boost confidence in the camp.

Ahead of Arsenal, Manchester City are just two points clear while Tottenham are three points clear so it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see Arsenal finish second, if they can get their form back on track.

One thing Arsenal do have in their favour is that they hold their own destiny. Arsenal play all of the other four clubs who are looking for a top four spot before the end of the season. Should Arsenal win all of those, or pick up two wins and two draws then they will more than likely have done enough to finish in the top four. However, that also works the opposite way and should Arsenal fail to win any of those games then that would leave the door open for either Liverpool or Manchester United to jump ahead of them in fourth.

Arsenal have a history of finding a way to make sure they finish in the top four and although they have struggled a bit recently, they are certainly good enough to remain in the top four. Arsene Wenger needs to get his club back on track quickly as they have important games coming up but as long as he does that, I have every confidence that Arsenal will finish in the top four.

The run in looks tough for Arsenal, but that also means they can control their own destiny without relying on other teams for help. They need to make sure they pick up points against their rivals, otherwise they could find themselves in trouble, but for me Arsenal are a strong team who will do enough to land a top four spot.

The bookies currently have Arsenal at 2/1 to finish in the top four. If you are interested in placing a bet visit Fanbet for a wide range of bookmaker reviews and promotional offers.

 

It is really unfortunate that for more than a decade, February is the month when Arsenal fans are forced to think about next season. This is the time of year when they get eliminated from the Champions League and with the league title already out of reach their only remaining prospect is the familiar fourth place finish.

Most Arsenal fans turn to SkyBet promo codes in search of solace. The no deposit bonuses have helped many Arsenal fans overcome this difficult period of the year, but the fact still remains that a league title is long overdue at the Emirates.

Fortunately, there are quite a few positives in this Arsenal squad and with the expected change at the helm, a few new signings and with the extension of key players’ contracts, next season can be the season when the Gunners finally win some silverware.

Change at the Helm

This season is the season when Arsenal fans have finally lost patience with Arsene Wenger. Under his guidance the team has looked bereft of confidence and motivation in so many crucial matches that the majority of fans now desire that he leaves the club in the summer.

However, Arsenal’s board of directors seems to like Wenger quite a lot and it has been rumored that a two year contract extension to his contract, which runs out in the summer, has already been offered.

And why wouldn’t they like him. Wenger is probably the only manager in European football who has regularly delivered Champions League football in the last decade or so while spending as little money as possible on new players.

Luckily for Arsenal fans, it seems like Wenger himself has already decided to leave the club and will probably announce this when the season ends. This decision will be like music to Gunners’ ears, especially as managers, such as Diego Simeone and Massimiliano Allegri are touted as his replacements.

New Signings

When you look at Arsenal’s squad you realize that they are only a couple of signings short of being a title winning team. They definitely need a new left back, since Gibbs and Monreal are nowhere near the required level, and they probably need a new striker as an upgrade to Giroud and the perennially injured Wellbeck.

Other than that they seem like a quality unit. They have a top keeper in Cech, their defensive pairing of Mustafi and Koscielny is probably the strongest they have ever had, Xhaka should acclimatize to the EPL by next season and players like Walcott and Oxlade Chamberlain are invaluable as pacy outlets down the flanks.

Offer Contract Extensions to Sanchez and Ozil

It is of upmost importance for the Gunners that players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are offered contract extensions as soon as possible.

Their contracts are up in the summer and Europe’s elite clubs are circling around the Emirates like vultures. If the board doesn’t act quickly and accepts whatever the players are asking, they risk losing two of the most valuable players the English Premier League has right now.

 

Predicting the result of football matches is never easy as highlighted in the Champions League knockout phase when PSG thrashed Barcelona 4-0 and 24 hours later, when Arsenal capitulated in Munich.

There are so many random results that make gambling on football a costly business yet there is a way to make money betting without having to predict if Arsenal will beat Watford or relying on Burnley to beat Lincoln on your accumulator.

Matchedbets.com is a website dedicated to making money for its members without the risk of losing. Using a technique called matched betting, you can take advantage of betting offers to make a guaranteed profit.

We’re seeing more and more bookmakers advertising for UK customers and they offer a huge variety of sign up offers, money back promotions and risk free bonuses. Matched betting allows you to qualify for free bets and bonuses for just pennies and use the free money to lock in a profit

At a recent count, there were more than 60 bookmakers offering a bonus for opening a new account, worth around £1000 risk free profit. They also promote offers for existing customers which means there are lots of opportunities to make money once the sign up offers are done.

A good example was the bet365 free in-play bet on Bayern Munich v Arsenal. I shouldn’t think too many Gooners would have won on such a disastrous result but matched bettors walked away with £35 from the offer not caring about who won. In a few minutes, they’d covered all outcomes and simply waited for the bets to settle and the profit to hit their accounts.

Many people are sceptical about matched betting when first told they can make money risk free but it’s a tried and tested method that’s been around since the turn of the century. Guardian Money ran a feature on matched betting back in 2010 and other trusted media websites like The Telegraph and Huffington Post have tried it out and confirmed that it works.

Matched betting is rendered risk free by backing a selection to win and laying it lose on a betting exchange. The application of a mathematical equation negates chance so that there is an equal return whatever the result. A typical return is £40 for a £50 free bet and nearer £45 for a £50 bonus which returns the stake.

Specialist tools, to find suitable bets and calculators for working out the ideal stakes to lay, are provided on matched betting sites which also contain guides and videos to explain how it’s done. This makes matched betting accessible to anyone eligible to open betting accounts and not just for those with betting savvy or a degree in maths.

Next up for Arsenal is a trip to Anfield which has proved to be a thrilling but dangerously unpredictable fixture over the years. You have the option to bet on the match and pray the gods of fortune are smiling down on you or use matched betting and guarantee you’ll win even if it doesn’t quite work out for the Gunners on the pitch.

 

"Arsene Wenger" (CC BY 2.0) by Ronnie Macdonald

It is time to give Arsene Wenger a break. Whenever the Gunners go through a difficult spell, some supporters immediately turn to place the blame on Wenger; a man who has Arsenal’s best interests at heart.

The Frenchman stood tall during the club’s barren run but two FA Cup victories in as many years has helped to transform the mood on the Emirates Stadium terraces. However, some believe that Wenger should now lose his job, especially if Arsenal miss out on the top four this season.

Arsenal fans will be looking forward to trips at Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion – and with good reason. The Gunners have struggled to inspire confidence at home since the turn of the year and Wenger’s men may appreciate a few road fixtures.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s passionate away supporters will be excited at the prospect of a much-needed victory over a top-four rival at Anfield; Jurgen Klopp’s side are struggling themselves and the Gunners could take full advantage if Wenger gets his tactics and game plan right.

A survey conducted by Voucherbox found that Arsenal fans actually save close to £200 by following their side around the country rather than watching the Gunners week in, week out at the Emirates Stadium. Saving money is helpful but at the end of the day, the three points are all that matters to most fans – and another win in the fight for the Champions League spots could prove vital come the end of May; Arsenal will be quietly confident of securing a top-four finish for the 21st season in a row.

Wenger’s men had lost four of their previous nine Premier League games before securing a two-nil victory over Hull City on February 11th but it is Arsenal’s poor form against England’s elite sides that has their fans worried.

With that fixture against Liverpool approaching and key clashes with both Manchester clubs and arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur to come, the Gunners must find some way of turning their form around or else a fifth-placed finish could quickly become a reality.

Arsenal are currently fourth in the table; just two points behind Manchester City in second but Gunners fans will be looking nervously over their shoulder. Liverpool will be boosted by the return of Sadio Mane whilst Manchester United, unbeaten in 16 Premier League games, have finally found their feet under Jose Mourinho.

England’s top flight is more competitive than ever before and fans must remember that before going hammer and tongs towards the Frenchman for his deficiencies. At one point, Wenger was one of the best managers in world football...

With 13 matches remaining, there are still plenty of points to be won and lost in the coming months and the top-four pendulum will swing multiple ways before the end of May. Arsenal MUST improve if they are to contend with England’s elite sides and Wenger will have to take some responsibility if the Gunners miss out; but he isn’t the only man to blame.

Mesut Ozil, once one of Arsenal’s shining lights, has gone missing since rumours over his future started to surface in November and Wenger could do with the Germany star finding his best form as the business end of the season.

Is Arsene Wenger fully to blame if the Gunners miss out? Give the man a break – the underlying problem at Arsenal is much bigger than the manager.

Wenger must now turn to a rejuvenated Welbeck, who has 34 goals and 15 assists in his Premier League career, to fire the Gunners to the Champions League for the 21st year in a row. The former Manchester United man netted a memorable last-gasp header to defeat eventual champions Leicester City at the back end of last season and fans will expect more important goals as the top four battle starts to heat up

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