Posted on May 24, 2016 by ADMIN

Which Arsenal stars could be victorious in Euro 2016

Euro 2016 is set to begin in around two weeks time, and we have seven Arsenal stars who are all set to feature during the tournament.

Spain won the previous competition held in Poland and Ukraine, but I’m predicting the hosts, France, to take their crown from them.

They have a number of top names in their squad, and even their bench is likely to be as strong as most country’s first-team side. Premier League star’s N’Golo Kante and Dimitri Payet are well deserved of their places within the first-team, having enjoyed thoroughly impressive debut seasons in the Premier League.

Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny will of course be in the team also, with the former likely to line-up between Antoine Griezmann and Anthony Martial in a fearful attacking line. The mixture of pace, strength, dribbling and aerial ability will be a challenge for any defence to deal with, and France should be able to use that to dominate next month.

The French side are the favourites for the tournament with most bookmakers, including LeoVegas, but you could boost your returns by including a top goalscorer into your bet also.

Antoine Griezmann is the shortest-priced Frenchman in the goalscorer betting, but with him likely to be used out wide, Ollvier Giroud should be your selection. The Arsenal striker was given a rest prior to the end of the season, with Welbeck given a run in the first-team, and returned to form following his short absence from the starting line-up, scoring four goals in the final two PL matches.

If you were looking to have a nibble on the Player of the Tournament market, you should rule out all defenders, goalkeepers and strikers, with every award going to a midfielder since Henrik Larsson won the award in 1992.

Paul Pogba is the stand-out name in the French line-up, and is rightly so the joint-favourite to earn the Player of the Tournament title, but I put it to you that Blaise Matuidi and N’Golo Kante could prove to be much more important this summer, and at much better prices.

Who are your value picks for the tournament? Are France the stand-out selection in the outright market?

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15 thoughts on “Which Arsenal stars could be victorious in Euro 2016

  1. JAmerican

    How is Giroud considered to be in a fearful attaching front line for France but not for Arsenal? Couldn’t him Alexis and Campbell be considered fearful if Wenger had tried that more often? Is it because Griezmann and Martial are added to the equation? What makes that attacking front line better? Questions questions questions. Lol

  2. Mick The Gooner

    France, Germany and Spain are the only teams with top quality in every position, or at least pretty much every position. Id expect one of those three to win it. Player for player, Spain have the best team. But as a unit, I’d say it’s probably Germany.

    Hurts that I can’t include England in that list. Hurts even more that England’s most promising players are Spurs players. It just makes me look back at the team we had in 2008 and wonder how in the world we didn’t win the Euros then, let alone not even qualify for the tournament… Just look back at all the world class talent we had back then. Campbell, Ferdinand, Terry, Cole, Neville, Beckham, Lampard, Scholes, Gerrard and Rooney all in the prime of their careers. It’s quite sad really.

    1. RSH

      I’d be more confident with Spain if they didn’t waste their time with Diego Costa in their squad during qualifiers. They’ve called up some good strikers now, but we’ll have to wait and see if they can fit in quickly. Teams have figured them out in recent times and they can’t hold onto 1-0 wins like they used to.

    2. Trevor

      Mick, I reckon it was because England just couldn’t get the right balance in midfield. They had some top players to choose from but they didn’t play cohesive enough (wink). I think England should have set themselves up for a true counter attack system. They had the players to do this well in my opinion. They just can’t match other nations when it comes to ball control and passing, even many of the smaller nations are better than England at this. A Mourinho type mentality within the team would have suited England to a tee.

      Also must not be forgotten that Spain were by far superior to everyone else, the only way to stop them would be to soak up pressure and make the most of chances.

  3. summerbreez

    Holland and England are in it too yes i agree France have a good squad and so does Germany and Spain but Spain are a bit weak at the moment Holland and England will give a good fight for sure I will wait for group matches to pick on the vibe

  4. summerbreez

    OOps the Dutch are not in it sorry folks iy just donned on me sorry i didnt think rightly

    1. Trevor

      What about Belgium, they have some top players. Kompany hopefully will be ready, am looking forward to seeing how they do.

  5. bashorun

    England re going with injury prone players, france re so strong on their home soil, germany can make some points, spainiards re intelligent on pitch… But giving it to france if they can be well compose @d defence.

  6. summerbreez

    Austria instead of Holland As England came first with the points from the qualifiers with 30 than Austria with 28 and Spain with 27 then Italy begum and Czech republic
    So in essence England are the strongest so far

  7. summerbreez

    After looking at it England have a really good chance of winning it they should come out from the quarter finals with heads up for sure

  8. RSH

    England will get out of group, but that’s about it. Roy can only take the team so far. And he’s going to start Rooney, even though there are better attackers. Spain we have nobody on unfortunately. Unlucky Santi 🙁
    France and Germany are favorites for me. I know people are saying Belgium a lot, but I don’t think their squad can handle the pressure. They have great players that don’t always show up.

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