In England, Arsenal have been one of the best footballing sides in the country for a very long time. The days of Dennis Bergkamp , Thierry Henry, and Patrick Vieira may have passed but the footballing ethos has continued nonetheless. Manager Mikel Arteta unleashed brilliant Arsenal youth players to the side in Smith-Rowe and Saka, elevating Arsenal’s attacking play. In captain, Aubameyang they have an experienced striker that expects Arsenal to be competing for Champions League places come the end of the season. Fans expectations have been lowered given the emergence of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City in recent years, but the club has an underlying buzz about their young talents.
Arsenal FC: Tactics & Principles
Arsenal were once renowned for their ‘total football’ style of play which was based on excellent retention of the ball and sweeping attacking play. Although the players have changed, Arsenal still play with good ball retention, moving the ball from side to side patiently drawing opposition closing with broken lines. Once gaps are spotted they break with the speed of Saka, Smith-Rowe and Aubameyang overloading opposition defence with speed and committing players. The dribbling skill of Saka, a common Arsenal outlet, enables the side to commit players into attack at will and with confidence. In the fantastic signing of young Ben White they have a classy central defender who is both strong in the air and comfortable on the ball.
Arsenal FC: Premier League PREDICTIONS & What to Expect
Expect Arsenal to be a side that challenges for every ball with the likes of the aggressive Thomas Partey in central midfield. Arsenal finished last season in 8th position and the fans have become increasingly frustrated at the team’s aspiration both on and off the pitch. Remember a statement “You don’t win anything with kids” made my Alan Hansen on Match of the Day to describe Manchester United’s dismal first game performance? Well, that season Manchester United went on to win both the Premier League and the FA Cup. Arsenal may well have the youngest squad in the league with an average age of just 24, but the team are growing in experience and will manage their way through the Premier League well. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Arsenal finishing in 3rd or 4th position this season as they grow in both confidence and experience. (Click to read our latest premier league betting tips and predictions for today and tomorrow).
Betway currently have Arsenal as rank outsiders to win the league at 151.00
Arsenal FC: FA Cup PREDICTIONS & What to Expect
Arsenal have won the FA Cup more times than any other side in England having won the trophy on 14 occasions. They have won the FA Cup twice in the last 5 seasons, despite underperformance in the league table. It could be fair to surmise that Arsenal have expert experience in this cup having won nine of their last ten cup finals. (Read our latest FA CUP Betting tips, odds, and predictions).
Bet365 have Arsenal as outsiders to win the FA Cup at 15.00
Arsenal FC: Carabao Cup PREDICTIONS & What to Expect
The league cup has gone to Manchester the last 6 seasons and in a competition where Arsenal typically play fringe players and youth players it is hard to see them competing in the final. Silverware is important to most clubs but Arsenal have not won this competition since 1993, perhaps illustrating their focus on Europe and bigger domestic prizes.
Betway currently have Arsenal at 5.00 to win the Carabao Cup.