Premier League: Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace
It has been a long start of the year for Arsenal fans, as they were looking to sign the first win in 2018. Ultimately Arsenal found a way to collect three points against a Crystal Palace team outrageously dominated, down 4-0 after only 22 minutes.
Then the Gunners controlled the tempo and stay in contact of the Champions League spots in top flight. There are many Arsenal supporters for football betting in Ireland and all hope for a great second half of the season.
Besides the lack of performance for the club, Arsenal have made the news this month in the midst of numerous transfer rumors regarding Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Ozil.
Coach Arsene Wenger comments on the first win of the calendar year:
“I didn’t play him because there is the question of him moving to Manchester United. He could not drive up north and as well play football. That’s difficult. So that’s why I decided to leave him out.
I expect it to happen, maybe. But I cannot announce it. In the next 48 hours, it will be decided one way or another. With these kind of things, as long as it is not over the line, you cannot say that it will happen. The negotiations become more and more longer and edgy as well because every detail becomes public nowadays. I cannot say it will happen or not happen. If you want to have a bet… it could happen.”
While for the Giroud-Aubameyeng swap, negotations are at a standstill with Borussia Dortmund and forward Aubameyeng as the manager briefly explains:
“No. No comment on that. We are nowhere near anything with Dortmund. Nothing.”