Match start: 14:00 (GMT+2)
Another drawing of English Premier League will start on the 11th of August, Friday. And now all the participants of elite division are starting their preseason camp including the team of Arsène Wenger. Australia is chosen for the place for camp and Arsenal has already come to that green continent. On the 13th of July, Thursday will be held the first meeting with Sydney Football Club.
Of course, we are more interested in the team of Arsène Wenger
The first mistake for 19 years
The gunners have spent rather questionable season. Let us remember that for two decades Arsenal London had almost 100% result by the amount of participations in the EUFA Champions League. And now, for the first time over 19 years the team of Arsène Wenger was not able to pass the qualification stage and that is why was left without a berth into the main European tournament.
Last time EPL was lacking Arsenal at the Champions League in the season 1997/1998 (Manchester United and Newcastle). And now the gunners will be the participants of the group stage of the Europa League.
The dream of Thierry Henry became reality
Last spring the famous legendary forward of Arsenal Thierry Henry has declared that in order to win the champion’s title his former team needs the top-class goal scorer suggesting that Olivier Giroud needs to grow.
And now the dream of Thierry Henry became reality. For the record £53 million Arsenal has signed the central forward of Olympique Lyonnais Alexandre Lacazette. Alexis Sánchеz and Mesut Özil have already approved this choice.
But what is more important, the leader of the national team of Chile Alexis Sánchеz has denied to search for more competitive team. As now super attacking trio Özil- Sánchеz- Lacazette is a real danger for any opponent. And that is why in 4 weeks prior to the beginning of new season Arsène Wenger will be training new links and combinations with Alexandre Lacazette.
The first high level opponent of the red and whites in the green continent will become the new champion of Australia Sydney Football Club. But despite such high title the opinion of bookmakers is stable:
Sydney Football Club – 11.00, draw – 7.00, Arsenal – 1.18;
Our tip: Arsenal (Asian handicap -2) - odds 1.74 SBOBET