Well it is so far so good for Arsenal in this new year of 2019. Mind you, it has only been one game so far, but hopefully today’s FA cup 3rd round clash with Blackpool, now in League one after their recent rise to the Premier League, will make it two from two for the Gunners. What we really need is to make this year a fresh start and go on the sort of run that Manchester United have made since the sacking of our old friend Jose Mourinho.
So here are Dan’s Premier League predictions for this weekend’s games. With Chelsea and Man City squaring off can the Gunners leapfrog the Blues into Fourth place?
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is refusing to recall his players back early in preparation for the Premier League opener with Arsenal, with some players due to return only six days before the trip to the Emirates.
Every year it seemed that Arsenal were never ever prepared for the start of the season, with players returning late or fatigued after playing in international games, but this time around we are going to have a great advantage straight from the off, especially as our first two games are against two of our biggest rivals in Manchester City and Chelsea.
Arsene Wenger always complained when Arsenal had to play 3 games a week over Christmas and the New Year, and he always campaigned for England to fall in line with other top European Leagues and give their players a break over the coldest but most congested time of the year. This is the time when you need to rotate and cover for the numerous injuries that inevitably occur when players are tested to their limits.
Not ebery Arsenal fan would put the Italian coach Massimiliano Allegri at the top of their transfer wish list as the club seeks to replace the long serving Artsene Wenger, but his amazing record of success with the serial Serie A champions Juventus and his impressive credentials before that with AC Milan and others suggest that he is one of the best.