Having come from behind to defeat Premier League rivals Manchester City in their final pre-season fixture in Gothenburg over the weekend, Arsenal should have headed back to London in fine spirits, with goals from Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott and Chuba Akpom helping the Gunners on their way to a 3-2 victory. However, a stoppage time injury to defender Gabriel overshadowed the win, with the Brazilian being carried off on a stretcher having collided with City’s Kelechi Iheanacho in the closing stages. Arsenal remain in the hunt for new players in the transfer market, however Arsene Wenger has played down the possibility of a new centre back. Arsenal take on Liverpool in their opening Premier League fixture, with the Gunners favourites for the win in the football betting at present.
Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey returned to action in Gothenburg following their summer exploits at international level, with both players keen to prove their fitness ahead of the new campaign Wenger’s men are the 5/4 favourites in football betting with Betway for Sunday’s fixture at the Emirates, despite Liverpool’s recent 4-0 friendly win over Spanish giants Barcelona. Having been in fine goal scoring form themselves over pre-season, the Gunners are offered football betting odds of 16/1 from Betway to score three or more goals against Jurgen Klopp’s men. You can bet on a win or draw for the match at Betway’s website.
More bad news came Arsenal’s way over the weekend, with reported transfer target Alexandre Lacazette suffering an injury during Lyon’s French Super Cup defeat at the hands of PSG. The Frenchman is thought to be high on Wenger’s list of potential targets, with the 25-year-old at 2/5 on in the football betting from Betway to end up at the Emirates this summer. However, his injury has now put this in doubt, with no time frame having been put on his return to action.
Elsewhere, Serge Gnabry continued his fine form at the Olympic Games in Rio, scoring twice in Germany’s draw with South Korea. Despite struggling on loan at West Brom last season, the youngster certainly appears to be enjoying his time with the national team in Brazil. The German’s are third favourites with Betway to bring home the gold medal.