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November 16, 2018

Gunners must beat United to make amends for Champions League loss

Football - Arsenal v Olympiacos - UEFA Champions League Group Stage - Group F - Emirates Stadium, London, England - 29/9/15 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Reuters / Stefan Wermuth Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Football - Arsenal v Olympiacos - UEFA Champions League Group Stage - Group F - Emirates Stadium, London, England - 29/9/15 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Reuters / Stefan Wermuth Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Arsenal Vs Man United, Tomorrow 6pm,

My Prediction: Gunners... 3 Red Devils.... 1

 

What a time to be meeting Manchester United! Usually Arsenal’s season begins to crumble in the second half of the term because of injuries and so on, but what has been happening in the Champions League is purely depressing! Manager Arsene Wenger has lost his mind when it comes to playing teams he considers “small” and that’s why the Gunners are on their way out of the Champions League. Yes, we are; let’s just call a spade a spade! But we can still gun for the Premier League title and because Wenger needs to save face this weekend, he will get the starting line-up right! What better way to recover from the Champions League embarrassment than beat the league leaders Manchester United. Gosh! It’s been a minute since I put “league leaders” and “Manchester United” in one sentence and it’s time to put a stop to that! Petr Cech will definitely be in goal while Per Mertesacker should start. I was hoping he would start ahead of the temperamental Gabriel Paulista but with Laurent Koscielny having picked up a hamstring strain midweek, I guess the card-prone Paulista will still start. Francis Coquelin’s fake injury should be over and Wenger had better start my BFF Theo Walcott ahead of Olivier Giroud. There’s only one player, okay two, that I fear in United right now. Anthony Martial and David de Gea. Okay three because Juan Mata is in the form of his life. But silly errors from the likes of Daley Blind and Memphis Dephay will be appreciated. I won’t lie. I’m a little afraid going into this game but the players at Emirates are all fired up because dignity needs to be restored. My Prediction is more of a prayer than a fact this week.

 

Chelsea Vs Southampton, Today 7:30pm

My prediction: Blues..... 2 Saints......2

 

If there’s any big team having a worse season than Arsenal, it’s the defending champions Chelsea. Embarrassing mid week result against Porto and crumbling in the Premier League. They are 14th in the league, 4 points above the relegation zone. They have won two games in seven, and lost three. It’s impossible to pin-point what is wrong at Stamford Bridge because they have a decent side; save for Karma. It is a B****! Jose Mourinho’s actions against ex-club doctor Eva Carneiro is cursing the club. Ever since he blamed her for Chelsea draw with Swansea, the Blues have only managed to garner seven points out of a possible 18! Gee! And he has refused to apologise for blaming Carneiro for the Swansea draw. Karma! The Saints though are just a point ahead of Chelsea with two wins and two losses so far this season. Not quite the Southampton side of the last two seasons. These teams are roughly in the same place right now and there’s no telling how this game will play out. I’m banking on a draw given that the boxer Diego Costa is still suspended.

 

Everton Vs Liverpool, Tomorrow 3:30pm

My Prediction: Toffees 2 Reds...1

 

The Merseyside Derby means that tomorrow will be a full day of great action. Again this is a tie that is tough to predict because it’s all about bragging rights and not really form. Liverpool got their first win in five weeks last weekend just as the fans were getting really serious with their “Rodgers must go” campaign. Brendan Rodgers had to beat Aston Villa and they just managed to do it. But it’s tough for the boss when he doesn’t have the dressing room on his side. The Reds drew 1-1 with Bordeaux in the Europa League on Thursday and they are still struggling to score many goals. Daniel Sturridge gave a glimmer of hope against Villa but was rested on Thursday, I imagine because of this game. It’s a pity he’s so injury prone because he could have turned out to become a Liverpool legend. When I think of Everton, their 3-1 win over Chelsea comes to mind. A man called Naismith, who incidentally I should buy for my fantasy football team, is about to teach the Reds a lesson. Sorry Kieni Githinji and all your fellow Scousers.

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