Arsenal will be out to bounce back from their surprise weekend defeat to WBA when they take on Dinamo Zagreb in round 5 of the Champions league at the Emirates tonight (KO 19:45).
It should be a great chance for the Gunners to bounce back from their recent setbacks as Bet365 announce they will be going in running on the game as well as offering football fans and new punters up to £200 in free bets to use on the game.
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Arsene Wenger they can put their disappointing loss in the Premier League on the weekend behind them as the Gunners missed a penalty as they went down 2-1 to the Baggies, the result compounded by a long term injury to Francis Coquelin.
The defensive midfielder has been ruled out for 2 months with a knee ligament injury and joins an injury list that include Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky are also ruled out, however the good news for manager Arsene Wenger is that Aaron Ramsey is fit to return after a month on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, which will no doubt provide Arsenal fans with a boost.
Wenger said at his pre-match press conference on Monday. “I believe that this problem is exaggerated a little bit in England because we play Wednesday and Saturday, so it is the same as Thursday and Sunday. I can’t see the difference. “There are plenty of examples in Portugal and Spain where teams have taken it seriously and won the championship. Benfica are the example, Sevilla have done well.”
The 24 year old took part in training on Monday and is line to play for the first time since October 20th.
Arsenal need to win tonight to keep their slim hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive.
The Gunners lost 2-1 to Zagreb in the opening match of the Champions League campaign in September and need to win with Olympiakos losing to Bayern Munich to have any chance of overhauling them for second place in the group.
Such is the position that Arsenal find themselves in, Wenger has insisted his side would take the Europa nleague seriously if they finished third in the group and dropped out of Europe’s elite competition.”We would take the competition seriously – but we are not out (of the Champions League) yet,”
Zagreb for their part will be without midfielder Arijan Ademi after he was was given a four-year ban by Uefa after failing a drugs test.
Its a vital game for the Gunners and surely one in which they should win in front of their home fans, and their price of 2/9 to win tonight speaks volumes as to how the bookies rate their chances.
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