Plenty in Arsenal’s Favour When it comes to League Cup Success

November 29, 2017 by   Filed under: Capital One Cup

Arsenal Stadium” by Ronnie MacDonald (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Despite being in November, the Premier League title race is over according to some people. Manchester City have been that good so far that they already have a commanding eight-point lead over Manchester United in second. Arsenal are 12 points behind City and that already looks to be too big a mountain to climb, even more so when you factor in just how irresistible City have looked while building that gap.

Sites such as Goal have suggested that Arsenal now need to look elsewhere for a chance of silverware this season, with the much-maligned League Cup being the obvious starting point.

The big thing in Arsenal’s favour when it comes to the League Cup is that their main rivals are all hoping for a long run in the Champions League, something which could distract them from the lesser-light midweek ties of the League Cup. This attitude could leave the door open for Arsenal, of course, providing they get past their quarter-final opponents, West Ham.

Arsenal will continue to play their younger players in the tournament, but this season we have seen them mix in a lot of more experienced players in their line-ups. Despite playing Championship team Norwich in the last round, Arsenal played both Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott in attack in what was a far more experienced line up than many predicted for the game. Expect to see them play even stronger line-ups should they reach the semi-final stage, while their main rivals may play weakened teams due to their Champions League commitments.

Olivier Giroud” by Joshjdss (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Arsenal appear to have a great chance of winning the League Cup, and many things are going in their favour. Many punters have taken advantage of Oddschecker free bet offers on Arsenal’s 6/1 price, and should they beat West Ham and make the semi-finals, that price will contract dramatically.

While Arsenal haven’t done anything hugely wrong this season, they have looked like they lack the power to challenge for the league title, and a top-four battle is far more likely for them. That means their best chance of silverware will come in the various cup competitions they are involved in, with the League Cup looking like it will offer them the best chance of winning something.

The timing of the quarter-finals and semi-finals works in Arsenal’s favour, with many other clubs potentially having other games to deal with. That could open the door for Arsenal, and could help them lift the League Cup trophy this season.

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