Arsenal have experienced another poor Premier League season and they are currently languishing in the ninth spot on the table.
The Gunners have made a significant improvement in their league form since the turn of the year, but they are still nine points adrift of the Champions League places and seven behind a Europa League spot. Hence, they may need to win the Europa League to secure European football and most importantly, a return to the Champions League after five years.
With several Arsenal stars vying for a spot on their national teams’ Euro 2020 squads, the season run-in is an excellent chance for these players to make their case. Of course, if you are interested in betting on the Euros, you can use this Euro 2020 vedonlyontibonus. Arsenal’s are in a good place to push higher up the table, but will this late push be enough? Here are our predictions for Arsenal’s remaining games of the season.
Liverpool (home) – April 3:
The Gunners have a poor league record against Liverpool on the road, but at the Emirates Stadium, it has been a different story. They are unbeaten in the previous three home meetings against the Reds, although they have been on the winning side just once. The Gunners will be full of confidence after the 3-3 draw against West Ham United from 3-0 down, but there remains the vulnerability at the back which could be exploited. A draw against the Premier League champions seems a likely result.
Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool
Slavia Prague (home & away) – April 8 & April 15 (Europa League quarter-final):
On paper, the north London club are favourites for the European tie, but they need to guard against complacency. The Gunners won 3-2 on aggregate against Olympiacos in the last 16 tie, but they could have quite easily been eliminated, had the Greek outfit made the most of the chances gifted to them. Meanwhile, their finishing was also poor. After beating Leicester City and Rangers, Slavia will aim to make things difficult for the Gunners, but Mikel Arteta’s side should come on top.
Arsenal 2-0 Slavia
Slavia 1-1 Arsenal
Sheffield United (away) – April 11:
The Blades are destined for relegation with a 14-point deficit to safety with only nine games to play. They showed some fight against Chelsea in the recent FA Cup quarter-final, but once again failed to convert clear-cut chances and ended up losing 2-0. That has been their main obstacle over the course of the campaign and the Gunners should prevail with maximum points.
Sheffield United 0-2 Arsenal
Fulham (home) – April 17:
The Gunners registered a comfortable 3-0 win over Fulham in the season opener at Craven Cottage. However, the upcoming derby at the Emirates should be closely fought with the Cottagers making a significant improvement on their defensive record in recent months. Still, goalscoring is a concern for them and they have netted only twice in five games.
Arsenal 2-0 Fulham
Everton (home) – April 24:
The Toffees have won two and drawn one of the previous four meetings against the Gunners. However, all of those points have come at Goodison Park. On the road, they have not beaten the north Londoners since 1996. The Merseyside outfit have just not turned up when they have faced the Gunners away. The hosts should fancy an eighth straight home win against them.
Arsenal 2-1 Everton
Newcastle United (away) – May 1:
This has been one of the Gunners’ favourite fixtures in the Premier League and they have won 15 of the previous 16 top-flight matches. The return of Callum Wilson after a hamstring injury should boost the Magpies’ strikeforce which has misfired in front of goal, but the Gunners should still come up with a routine win against them.
Newcastle United 1-3 Arsenal
West Bromwich Albion (home) – May 8:
The Baggies had no answers to the Gunners’ attacking display at the Hawthorns as they lost 4-0. There has been more solidity at the back in recent months, but that has not helped much with them regularly shooting blanks in front of goal. Another win for the Gunners, though it may not be by a four-goal margin.
Arsenal 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
Chelsea (away) – May 12:
This will probably be the Gunners’ biggest test in the end of season run-in. The Blues have not lost since Thomas Tuchel took charge as manager in January and they have kept a staggering 12 clean sheets in 14 games under him. There has been a bit of good fortune along the way. The Gunners started their mid-season revival with a 3-0 win over the Blues in December. However, they would be happy to come up with a point from Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal
Crystal Palace (away) – May 15:
Palace have proved a bogey club for the Gunners and they are unbeaten in the last five meetings against them with four draws and one victory. The game could be key to the Gunners’ European qualification prospects and they will be determined to put an end to the winless streak. They could be aided by the fact that Palace are clear from relegation and may lack focus.
Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal
Brighton & Hove Albion (home) – May 23:
Brighton are another club that have troubled the Gunners in recent times. The Gunners ended a five-match winless run against the Seagulls in the reverse fixture where they won by the solitary goal. Graham Potter has an impressive managerial record against the Gunners right from his time at Ostersunds and it could be a tricky final day fixture.
Arsenal 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
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