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Arsenal needs a new Gunner

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So far this season, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal have managed to keep ahead of the pack and stay top of the English Premier League after 20 games, with 45 points – one more than Manchester City and two more than Chelsea.  However, Highbury’s faithful together with any sports betting fan that has staked cash on the North London winning the League title will certainly feel that Wenger needs to look for at least one more striker during the January transfer window. The growing consensus is that with the injuries to both Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner, it only leaves one recognised striker in the squad – and this then necessitates the purchase of at least more striker to help ensure the club press on for their first English Premier League title in almost ten long dreary years.

Wenger has already ruled former Manchester United and now Fulham striker, Dimitar Berbatov. It is rumoured that Wenger does not like the ‘relaxed’ style of play of the Bulgarian striker. This means means anyone betting on possible purchases can focus on other potential candidates. There is the Spanish international Michu who currently plays for Swansea City. Arsene has stated that the player reminds him of a Dennis Bergkamp, which is a huge compliment to any player!

There is of course the stories that Monaco’s hitman, Radamel Falcao is looking for a move away from French club. His scoring record is second to none, but there is a huge price tag of 60 million euro which Arsenal will have to weigh up. Someone that maybe more affordable and still bring in the goals, could be Jay Rodriguez playing at Southampton, and there is the possibility of even luring his team-mate Lallana to increase the probability of Jay settling in quickly.

Wenger can also consider Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. Although it has been reported the Arsenal manager was not keen on the striker, it maybe time to revisit this option. If the reports and rumours are right, Wenger has already secured Morata’s services on a six month loan deal, however, this is yet to be confirmed by the club.

Whatever decision is made, one thing is for certain, the English Premier League title race has never been more exciting, with so many clubs in with a real chance of winning the title and all the glory that comes with it!


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Arsenal still in the game


Arsenal 3-1 win against Norwich today pushes the Gunners into third position in the English Premier League table. It was a game that truly showed Arsene Wenger’s team at their best in terms of resolve and spirit as they scored three goals in the last seven minutes of the game. It will come as a welcome relief to die hard Arsenal sports betting fans who who would have placed everything they have on their team finishing in the Top 4 at the season. Wenger, unsurprisingly, praised his team for their attitude and being ready to fight till the end. However, Norwich players and fans would be blaming yet another debatable referee decision for a penalty five minutes before the end of the match.

The issue with regards to the penalty was that the referee being less than ten yards away saw nothing wrong, but supported his linesman to award a penalty even though he was more than forty-five yards away from the actual incident. As per usual, it brought into play official decisions and the logic of how they are awarded. In this case, it only served to completely disorientate the Norwich team and they never really recovered from a decision that the Canaries manager deemed as ‘almost criminal’.

The result leaves Norwich in fourteenth position in the Premier League table, and  puts pressure on Chelsea to win their next match away to Fulham on Wednesday. Can the Gunners luck hold out and see them end the season on a high and be in the Champions League action next season – only time will tell!


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