A New Era Begins at Arsenal Without Alexis Sanchez

January 27, 2018 by   Filed under: Arsenal FC, Premier League

Alexis Sanchez has finally moved to Manchester United and Arsene Wegner can now finally look ahead with a new generation of Gunners. The Sanchez drama begun a couple months back with the player refusing to sign a new contract while he received interesting offers from both United and Manchester City.

Initially it was thought Sanchez would be snatched by Barcelona after a meeting with Pep Guardiola got filtered to the media. In the end the devils got the player and Arsenal got Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of the deal.

With the end of the deal Arsenal is beginning to show some form after beating Chelsea 2 – 1 in the second leg of the EFL Cup semifinals, despite some criticism. Next month they will face Manchester City to win yet again another local cup.

In an interview with Sky Sports Wenger said:

“Uncertainty gone. We lost a great player, but of course it’s true that when the team doesn’t know what’s going on, there’s less clarity and less focus on performances.”

“Now we know that we have to deal with that and we can get on by giving everyone a little bit more.”

In the game against Chelsea Granit Xhaka scored the deciding goal in the second half after Antonio Rudiger own goal ruined Eden Hazard’s first master piece opener.

Wenger was not happy with Arsenal’s first half accusing the squad of being too fearful and over-careful.

“We gave them too much respect, too much distance,” he said. “We were maybe too scared to go for it.

“We suffered from that. We weren’t in the right positions on the pitch in the first half, we rectified that and took control of the game in the second half.

“In the first half we watched them play a little and they strolled through our lines, but in the second half we were tighter. The midfield came in the game more and we started to dominate.”

There has been a fairly amount of criticism of how Arsenal played that first half, Antonio Conte, manager of Chelsea, blames the loss from getting “unlucky”, implying they should have won if some key moments had played out differently. Some people just don’t know how to lose. If your team losses against a rival that got slammed by the media for playing poorly, then how bad did you play?

This is one of those games live bettors make their day by nailing the key moments were the game turns around. While many may have thought Chelsea had the game deciphered by halftime, those who trust in Wegner’s ability to spin things around once he finds what is failing, had a perfect market to enter into a bet favoring Arsenal.

The pressure to score a goal on that second half was strong, the possibility of the gunners scoring at least one goal or leaving holes in their defense to allow Chelsea to secure the game was also high. This is when you need to take a look at real-time odds by going to this link http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/realtime and snatching some great market prices.

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