Arsenal forward Chuba Akpom who is currently with Hull City on a season-long loan deal is hoping that he can grab his opportunity to show his ability. The teenager feels that coming on loan to Hull has given him chances to impress Arsene Wenger and build towards becoming a first-team regular at the Emirates. Today he is aiming to score his third goal in three games for the Tigers in the big away game at Wolves, but he will have to get past the Gunners third-choice keeper Emi Martinez, who featured in the midweek League Cup win. Isaac Hayden is also expected to start for Hull.
How quickly can things change! At the beginning of the season, Arsenal were mooted strong contenders for the Premier League crown. But, their disastrous start against West Ham United suddenly put the spotlight back on them. Everyone is questioning the credentials of the team and their ability to win the title.
Arsenal will be desperate to get back to winning ways in this crucial London derby against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, and Arsene Wenger will be looking for a big win to erase the memories of last week’s debacle against West Ham.
As Arsene Wenger said, he is looking for a fast start to the season by beating West Ham in the opening game tomorrow lunchtime, and he is aware that Slaven Bilic is notorious for making his teams hard to beat. So Wenger is hoping for some magic from his players again, and he has pinpointed last week’s match-winner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the youngster preparing to become a star in his own right in this campaign.
I know it’s a case of stating-the-bleeding-obvious, but after last season’s terrible start it is imperative that Arsenal continue their winning run now that the Premier League is finally getting up-and-running.
Odds of 4/1 for the Premier League outright look pretty tasty Arsenal odds, right? That’s what the Premier League betting experts have thrown our way in the pre-season, and with Petr Cech arriving to be, what many fans are calling, the final piece of Arsene Wenger’s jigsaw; Gunners fans could be in for a very interesting 2015/16 Premier League season.
Any top gambler will tell you that you should never bet on a “friendly” football match as absolutely anything could happen, but one thing you can be sure of tomorrow is that Arsenal v Chelsea will be anything but friendly, and Arsene Wenger agrees with that!
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