Bellerin injured

Approaching the dreaded November month, Arsenal have another injury concern. Hector Bellerin, a player in magnificent form lately, is set to miss the next few weeks in the red and white shirt.

Spanish Bellerin, 21, one of the standout performers this season and who is likely to sign a new contract to remain at Arsenal for the next six years, sustained an injury of his ankle ligament earlier this week that he had previously injured while on international duty.

But now doctors and medical tests have suggested the ligament damage will see him spend at least the rest of November out of action.

That means he will miss the important games against Manchester United at Old Trafford and the home game against PSG in the Champions League. 

Check out the latest Arsenal news below.

Gunners Drawn Against Southampton After Reading Win

Arsenal made it safely through to the Quarter Finals of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, with two goals from Alex Oxlade Chamberlain helping them to a comfortable victory over Championship side Reading. Manager Arsene Wenger chose to rest the majority of his regular first team starters, with a mixture of youngsters and back-up players doing enough to claim a 2-0 victory. Their reward for such a success is a quarter final clash with Southampton, with the Gunners among the favourites in the football odds among bookmakers to win the trophy for a third time.

Having come off the back of a disappointing home draw with Middlesbrough, Wenger was certainly under pressure to deliver a positive result, however the Frenchman still stuck with his familiar policy of resting players in the competition. Lucas Perez was handed a rare start following his arrival at the Emirates at the end of the summer transfer window, while defender Carl Jenkinson made his comeback from long term injury. However, it was Oxlade-Chamberlain who stole the show, scoring a goal in each half to silence his critics. As a result of his brace, and despite the club’s willingness to use the competition in order to rotate their squad, Arsenal are better odds now for the season winner, with Betway installing them as the 3/1 second favourites for the competition in their football odds.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered from some damaging injuries since he joined Arsenal, however the former Southampton youngster is in danger is being left behind. Along with his undoubted talent, the England international suffers from an irritating lack of consistency, with the 23-year-old struggling for game time with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi ahead of him in the pecking order. The Ox was not part of England’s squad for Euro 2016, and has been linked with moves away from the Emirates in the last few weeks.

Wenger will certainly be pleased with how his understudies handled the situation on Tuesday however, and with the club looking to make an assault on both Premier League and Champions League this season, the Frenchman will certainly be hoping that this long continues. Having finished second in the English top flight last time around, Betway offer football odds of 11/2 for Arsenal to claim a first title since 2004. However, with the FA Cup proving successful over recent history, the pressure will be on Wenger to deliver on all fronts.

Arsenal Injury Update

What is the likely Arsenal line up for the Sunday North London Derby?
While Theo Walcott  is likely to be back from his hamstring injury,  a range of doubts remain over Cazorla with an achilles injury, Nacho Monreal (muscular injury), Hector Bellerin (unspecified training injury) and Kieran Gibbs with a shoulder injury during the Ludogorets Champions League Match on Tuesday.
Lucas Perez, Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck remain unfit for the important match.
Granit Xhaka is available again.
What do you think the line up for the game should be? 
Let us know in the comments section below.

Five players for Arsenal to consider in the summer transfer window

The continuation of the Euro 2016 tournament in France is a fine distraction for Gunners fans, as it is one month taken up with a feast of football before the Premier League kicks off again in August. Arsene Wenger has already bolstered his ranks with the addition of midfielder, Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach for a reported £30m fee, but it is hoped – and expected by the Arsenal fanbase that the chequebook will be flashed on a few more occasions before the summer transfer window slams shut.

Both Manchester clubs head the betting for the 2017 Premier League title race and the Gunners can be had at the current best industry price of 6/1 to claim back the title for the first time since 2004. Premier League football is now awash with financial clout as the new television deal offers every club significant funds to strengthen their playing squad this summer.
Here we will look at five potential new recruits, who could help the Gunners return to the summit once again.

Attacking power
After missing out on a deal to bring England striker Jamie Vardy to the Emirates, as the Leicester man has agreed a new four-year deal to stay at the King Power stadium, it is obvious that Wenger is looking firmly at bolstering his attacking power. Step forward Everton and Belgium striker, Romelu Lukaku. At 23 years of age, Lukaku has already had plenty of Premier League experience since signing for Chelsea almost five years ago. After a £28m move to Everton back in 2014, the striker has enhanced his profile with some excellent performances - and most notably – goals. The pace and power that Lukaku has in his locker would offer a different option as the focal point of the Gunners attack, and Wenger could be prepared to pounce after Euro 2016.

Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his admiration of Leicester City’s defensive diminutive midfielder N’Golo Kante. After signing from Caen for just eight million euros, Kante was highly instrumental in Leicester’s Premier League title charge. At 25, he has that instinctive knack of being in the right place at the right time to sniff out danger from opposition attacks. Despite his lack of size, Kante has proven he can mix it in the physical style of the English game, and the French enforcer would be a hugely important signing if Arsenal could get their man.

It is well documented that both Manchester United and City have new managers for the upcoming campaign, and with different opinions to  van Gaal and Pellegrini, there could be player departures at Old Trafford and the Emirates. With that in mind, United have already splashed out £30m on Villarreal defender Eric Bailly as Mourinho is obviously looking for a more powerful partner for Chris Smalling, and that could mean that United utility-man Daley Blind could be surplus to requirements in Manchester. Blind was signed from Ajax for around £14m two summers ago, and performed well last season in a centre-back role. Equally adept at left-back or as a defensive midfielder, Blind can offer the versatility that Wenger might decide to go for.

Fast improving
The French transfer market has often been a successful conveyor belt of Arsenal signings under Wenger, and Lyon’s Corentin Tolisso could be another player to arrive from our Gallic neighbours any time soon. The 21 year-old midfielder scored five goals last season, and Tolisso was statistically the most accurate passer of the ball for his club side. A regular of the French under-21 team. Tolisso, is a fast improving talent who could help replace the losses of Rosicky and Arteta within the Arsenal ranks.

Brazil brothers?
Gabriel Paulista may have another fellow Brazillian alongside him in the Gunners defence next season as left-back Douglas Santos is apparently high on Wenger’s wish list. The 22 year-old Atletico Mineiro star has already made his full national team debut for Brazil, and had a very successful recent campaign for his club side. Reportedly available for around £8m, Douglas Santos would face stiff competition from Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs for a starting role, but has plenty of time on his side.

Arsenal ties with Crystal Palace 1-1

It seems that Arsenal has lost its momentum and never regained it during their match against the Crystal Palace at the Emirates.

The players’ performances were apparently sub-par, considering there were many opportunities for a good thrust during the game. For instance, Alexis Sanchez was able to score the first goal of the game, with the help of Danny Welbeck. At this point, the match’s monotonous arrangement was broken, creating an uproar among Arsenal supporters as the team was leading.

But the match turned out to be a linear one. Arsenal and Crystal Palace seem uninterested in winning the match. The former has a minor head start, giving fans the adrenaline and confidence they signed up for as they expect their team to storm out of the match as victors. Much to the dismay of fans, the match ended with a draw, both teams having scored one goal each.

It could be observed that Crystal Palace might have had difficulty finding the right approach to win the match. Arsenal’s Elneny and Coquelin were able to stop Crystal Palace from gathering momentum, and though Crystal Palace tried to do a 4-4-2 formation initiated by Alan Pardew, the expected output was not achieved. In fact, this was precisely why Crystal Palace was not able to cut through Arsenal as they were outnumbered in midfield.

Despite mistakes from Palace, Arsenal still was not able to gain the lead and get more goals. If Arsenal keeps this type of performance up, the most plausible win would be third place for them, but at least they are not completely out of the league.

Sports Betting

Now part of the sports industry, sports betting has become widely controversial and common to fans and enthusiasts. It started from simply predicting the outcome, putting a wager on a team that an individual thinks will win. However, it has evolved over time, and a simple wager that one could do with casually with a friend has now become more advanced. 

For instance, there are various types of bets nowadays, such as spread betting, free betting online, moneyline bets, teasers, and if bets from a number of sports betting websites. Although bettors would usually put a wager on the team they side with or the team they think is better, bettors have now grown smarter and used historical data to predict outcomes more accurately considering that sports betting has now evolved to become huge money makers. The legality of sports betting depend on each country, city, or state, as well as the type of bets allowed.