Arsenal play Man City tomorrow in the Carabao Cup Final at Wembley and the Gunners are the big longshot outsiders to actually win the trophy for the very first time in Arsene Wenger’s long career. In fact the bookies reckon it is more likely to snow during the game than for Arsenal to win it!
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has claimed he gives his all for Arsenal but wasn’t able to at his former club.
The Armenian international joined the club from Manchester United in January as part of a swap deal including Alexis Sanchez, and is already beginning to enjoy his football once again.
Alexandre Lacazette joined Arsenal as their biggest ever signing this summer, and it seemed that his arrival would destroy Olivier Giroud’s chances of going to the World Cup with France this summer, as Laca would be playing regular football at Oli’s expense, with Giroud relegated to Europa League and League Cup games.
That is a little harsh I know, but the facts are that the bookies rate Arsenal’s chances of beating Man City in 90 minutes is rated at 17/4 by Ladbrokes, while the price of it actually snowing while the game is being played is only a 7/2 shot (14/4). Man City are hot favourites at 7/4. The draw is set at 4/1, which is still shorter than the price of it snowing!
Arsenal have been extremely bad this season, especially away from home, and even our reserves have hardly covered themselves in glory against the European minnows in their Europa League campaign so far or in the FA Cup either, where we were beaten at the first hurdle for the first time ever under Wenger.
It was always going to be interesting to see how Arsene Wenger justified Arsenal’s dire performance against the Swedish minnows Ostersunds who had an average attendance of 5,295 last season. The Gunners were 2-0 down at half-time and there was a real possibility of Arsenal being eliminated if they carried on in the same fashion.
Was there a good performance by ANY of the Arsenal players against Ostersund? They should all hang their heads in shame after such an abysmal performance. All of them should be fined a weeks wages and the entrance fees returned to the poor Arsenal fans that expected to see a massacre. They should show some humility and apologise…
Arsenal only just qualified for the next round of the UEFA Europa League despite losing to Ostersunds last night, and they could now be drawn against any of the 15 teams left in the competition. Arsenal started this competition as one of the favourites to win it, but after last night I can’t see any of our possible opponents worrying about facing us in the next round.