Hector Bellerin has warned our rival side Tottenham Hotspur that Arsenal are in a great place coming into the crunch match on Sunday. Arsenal won against Leicester City last night to give themselves a third consecutive win in all competitions for the first time since January, and are now looking ahead to taking on Spurs at White Hart Lane this weekend.
The Emirates Cup line-up has today been confirmed, with Arsenal to take on Benfica and Seville, with Leipzig also in action.
The competition makes it’s return after a year out, with last summer’s European Championship as well as necessary pitch reconstruction work having forced the club to cancel last year’s edition.
Arsenal play host to Premier League champions Leicester City tonight at the Emirates, with both sides in need of the points.
The Foxes come into the match six points outside the relegation zone, but they won’t get any sympathy from the Gunners who will be strongly focussed on a strong end to the season in hope of climbing back inside the top four.
The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has insisted that the fans helped his side to overcome Manchester City at Wembley this weekend, whilst admitting that the players have been letting down Arsene Wenger this term. The Gunners are enduring a tough season, with fans moving to protest against manager Wenger on a number of occasions, but everyone rallied around yesterday to ensure victory in the Cup.
Hector Bellerin has found himself on the Arsenal bench for the last two matches, leaving some fans with concerns over his future.
The Spanish international has been strongly linked with a move to one of Manchester City or Barcelona this summer, just as he was in previous transfer windows, and the speculation is building towards another long summer of rumours.
Arsenal have named a completely unchanged starting line-up for today’s FA Cup encounter with Manchester City.
The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger moved to switch to a relatively unused system using three defenders on Monday, and despite failing to impress in the new system, he has opted to stick with it.
Arsenal make the short-trip across North London to Wembley Stadium to take on Manchester City tomorrow, as they look to cement a place in the final.
Yesterday saw witness to Premier League leaders Chelsea who dispelled the challenge of close rivals Tottenham, and the Blues will be watching today’s match keenly as they await to find out their opponents for cup triumph.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted interest in Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, but is there more to it than that?
It is of no coincidence that the Spanish boss was asked about the Chilean’s signature prior to the crunch semi-final clash at Wembley later on today, and most manager’s would usually respectfully decline to comment, but not today.