[Player Ratings] Red Star 0 vs 1 Arsenal: Man of the Match & Flop of the Match

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Arsenal managed to grind out a 1 – 0 victory against Red Star Belgrade to secure their place in the next round of the Europa League and here is how we rate the Gunners, with Cech and Wilshere the Men Of The Match for their wonderful display, while Walcott earned himself the Flop Of The Match after his wastefulness in front of goal on the night.

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Champions League Odds, Favourites And Who To Watch Out For

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When it comes to the Champion’s League, it’s all to play for and everyone’s got their own idea for who’s going to win.

So why not put your money where your mouth is and have a flutter with some football betting? If you’re not sure how the groups are looking then don’t worry, we’ve prepared this handy infographic that gives you the odds on the teams going in.

Make sure you keep an eye on PSG, they’ve had a productive summer by signing Neymar and upping the odds on them winning the cup to 13/2. Of course, the favourite for top scorer is still Ronaldo, but how could it not be?

He’s been the top scorer 6 times and the last 5 were all in a row, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t keep an eye out for some of the up and comers, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku are both looking good to take Ronaldo’s crown and, of course, we have Neymar.

One thing’s for sure, it’s still everything to play for- why not take a look at the odds and make up your own mind?

Arsene Wenger Makes Surprising Statement On His Commitment This Season

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Arsene Wenger has hinted he would prioritize the Premier League over the Europa League this season.

For the first time in twenty one years, Wenger failed to qualify Arsenal for the Champions League and getting back to the competition next season has become a priority.

Prior to our first Europa League game in over two decades, against Koln on Thursday, Wenger was asked if he would utilize the chance of qualifying for the Champions League via the Europa League, he responded:

“We don’t calculate that this is a way to qualify for the Champions League. It is not the best chance but one of the opportunities. I came out many times saying the best way to do it is the top four of the Premier League,” reports the Daily Cannon.

While I agree with Wenger that this isn’t the best chance to qualify for the UCL because of the tricky nature cup matches, I think it is also as important as qualifying via the league.

The Europa league also gives you the extra bonus of winning a title as you can only win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League.

Focusing on the league may be safer because it offers you the opportunity to redeem yourself after a bad game or series of bad games but being realistic, the EL could be our best bet.

The level of competition between the Premier League’s big seven has made finishing in the top four even more difficult. Not trying to sound pessimistic but taking the EL serious as much as the league will be a wise thing to do.

Wenger Told By Ex Arsenal Star To follow Mourinho’s footsteps by doing this…

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Former Arsenal striker John Hartson has warned that Arsenal must take the Europa League serious if it wants to get back to the Champions League next season.

The second tier European competition has been modified in a way that the winner of the competition automatically qualifies for the Champions League.

Manchester United made the most of this opportunity last season, despite finishing sixth on the Premier League table, they qualified for the UCL by virtue of winning the EL.

Arsene Wenger recently hinted he would focus on qualifying for the Champions League via the league table, meaning he could take the EL for granted but Hartson has warned we must take the competition serious.

The former striker says we are likely to miss out on the top four again, as a result focusing on the Europa League is important.

Hartson told the Daily Star as quoted by Goal: “I think a top-four place is a big ask for Arsenal, I really do think that. What with Manchester City spending so big, Liverpool as well.

“Chelsea, and Manchester United under Jose Mourinho of course, are a lot of people’s favourites for the title.

“But Arsenal can adopt Manchester United’s attitude to the Europa League last season.

“Mourinho said from the outset he thought it was the best way in for United – he was almost telepathic how he called that.

“Ajax hadn’t won an away game all the way through the competition, so it was almost as if United absolutely breezed the final it in a strange type of way.

“United had a couple of tricky away games, but they won it at a canter. I think Arsenal have to take it seriously.

“In the Europa League, they’re probably favourites to win it behind AC Milan.”

I can’t help but agree with Hartson as regards taking the Europa League serious.

We obviously have enough quality to challenge for a place in the top four, but the level of competition in the Premier League has made it even more difficult to finish in the top four. It will be too risky to put all our eggs in one basket.

Chelsea Star Alvaro Morata Calls For Champions League Triumph This Season

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Alvaro Morata is desperate to win the Champions League with Chelsea.

The Spaniard completed a £70m move to Chelsea in July and has immediately made winning the Champions League with the club his priority.

He was part of Real Madrid’s squad that won the competition last season, although he didn’t feature in the final, he scored three goals in Madrid’s run to the final.

Morata also featured in the final with Juventus in 2015 but couldn’t help the Italians who lost 3-1 to Barcelona on the night.

Having featured in the final with the two clubs he has played for in his career, Morata is keen to achieve same feat with Chelsea and also winning it with the Blues.

“It’s an incredible competition,” he told the club’s official website.

“With all the teams I’ve played for in the Champions League, I have reached the final and I hope to do so this year too.

“It’s very difficult to win the Champions League, but I think we have a good team, and with a good mentality we can do good things.”

The last time Chelsea won the competition was in 2012 and Didier Drogba was the hero on the night. Should Morata be able to match Didi’s feat by leading us to another Champions League title, his name will definitely be written bodly on the Chelsea’s history book.

Wenger makes surprise statement on his commitment this season

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Arsene Wenger has hinted he would prioritize the Premier League over the Europa League this season.

For the first time in twenty one years, Wenger failed to qualify Arsenal for the Champions League and getting back to the competition next season has become a priority.

Prior to our first Europa League game in over two decades, against Koln on Thursday, Wenger was asked if he would utilize the chance of qualifying for the Champions League via the Europa League, he responded:

“We don’t calculate that this is a way to qualify for the Champions League. It is not the best chance but one of the opportunities. I came out many times saying the best way to do it is the top four of the Premier League,” reports the Daily Cannon.

While I agree with Wenger that this isn’t the best chance to qualify for the UCL because of the tricky nature cup matches, I think it is also as important as qualifying via the league.

The Europa league also gives you the extra bonus of winning a title as you can only win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League.

Focusing on the league may be safer because it offers you the opportunity to redeem yourself after a bad game or series of bad games but being realistic, the EL could be our best bet.

The level of competition between the Premier League’s big seven has made finishing in the top four even more difficult. Not trying to sound pessimistic but taking the EL serious as much as the league will be a wise thing to do.

Arsenal striker tells Wenger to follow Mourinho’s footsteps by doing this…

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Former Arsenal striker John Hartson has warned that Arsenal must take the Europa League serious if it wants to get back to the Champions League next season.

The second tier European competition has been modified in a way that the winner of the competition automatically qualifies for the Champions League.

Manchester United made the most of this opportunity last season, despite finishing sixth on the Premier League table, they qualified for the UCL by virtue of winning the EL.

Arsene Wenger recently hinted he would focus on qualifying for the Champions League via the league table, meaning he could take the EL for granted but Hartson has warned we must take the competition serious.

The former striker says we are likely to miss out on the top four again, as a result focusing on the Europa League is important.

Hartson told the Daily Star as quoted by Goal: “I think a top-four place is a big ask for Arsenal, I really do think that. What with Manchester City spending so big, Liverpool as well.

“Chelsea, and Manchester United under Jose Mourinho of course, are a lot of people’s favourites for the title.

“But Arsenal can adopt Manchester United’s attitude to the Europa League last season.

“Mourinho said from the outset he thought it was the best way in for United – he was almost telepathic how he called that.

“Ajax hadn’t won an away game all the way through the competition, so it was almost as if United absolutely breezed the final it in a strange type of way.

“United had a couple of tricky away games, but they won it at a canter. I think Arsenal have to take it seriously.

“In the Europa League, they’re probably favourites to win it behind AC Milan.”

I can’t help but agree with Hartson as regards taking the Europa League serious.

We obviously have enough quality to challenge for a place in the top four, but the level of competition in the Premier League has made it even more difficult to finish in the top four. It will be too risky to put all our eggs in one basket.

New Summer Signing Calls For Major Title Triumph This Season

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Alvaro Morata is desperate to win the Champions League with Chelsea.

The Spaniard completed a £70m move to Chelsea in July and has immediately made winning the Champions League with the club his priority.

He was part of Real Madrid’s squad that won the competition last season, although he didn’t feature in the final, he scored three goals in Madrid’s run to the final.

Morata also featured in the final with Juventus in 2015 but couldn’t help the Italians who lost 3-1 to Barcelona on the night.

Having featured in the final with the two clubs he has played for in his career, Morata is keen to achieve same feat with Chelsea and also winning it with the Blues.

“It’s an incredible competition,” he told the club’s official website.

“With all the teams I’ve played for in the Champions League, I have reached the final and I hope to do so this year too.

“It’s very difficult to win the Champions League, but I think we have a good team, and with a good mentality we can do good things.”

The last time Chelsea won the competition was in 2012 and Didier Drogba was the hero on the night. Should Morata be able to match Didi’s feat by leading us to another Champions League title, his name will definitely be written bodly on the Chelsea’s history book.

[3-4-2-1] Lacazette & Welbeck Out! Sanchez, Giroud, Nelson & Wilshere Start

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Arsenal play host to German Bundesliga side FC Cologne at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night in what promises to be a thrilling encounter as the Gunners begin their Europa Cup title quest.

The two teams have met twice so far. They played two club-friendly games in 2011 and 2012. Both times Arsenal played away, and both times they took the win. Once with a score of 1 – 2, and the other time with 0 – 4.

Needless to say, Arsenal are the favourites in this fixture. Due to the upcoming tough duel against Chelsea, we are probably going to save their key players. Nevertheless, that should not stop them from gaining three points easily.

Here is how we expect the boss to lineup his side against Cologne in a 3-4-2-1 formation.

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Arsenal vs Koln: Wenger Confirm 3 Stars Out For Europa League Clash

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Arsene Wenger opened up his pre-match press conference on Wednesday with a run through the latest team news – including the big names he will rest against Cologne.

On the injury front, Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee but the overall picture is pretty good. Here’s the latest:

on who won’t be playing on Thursday…
On the injury front we have no big problems, a few players have had some response to playing two international games like Ozil and Ramsey, so they are rested completely. But overall the injury situation is not too bad.

on Francis Coquelin…
Yes of course, he is out. As I said in the last press conference he is out for three weeks.