Ostersunds vs Arsenal
Europa League Round of 32
When: Thursday, 6pm
Where: Jamtkraft Arena, Ostersunds
Of course, the Gunners will be heavy favourites for this tie as they come up against a club who weren’t even formed when Arsene Wenger first took the manager’s job all the way back in 1996!
Still, Wenger’s side have one major injury blow to contend with after losing Alexandre Lacazette for around six weeks, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible to play in the competition for his new club.
With Olivier Giroud leaving for Chelsea on deadline day, that gives Wenger a real headache up front – it’ll surely be Danny Welbeck, or possibly youngster Eddie Nketiah.
With that in mind, and playing in freezing conditions against a plucky side with nothing to lose, punters may want to tread carefully before putting everything on Arsenal this Thursday night.
If setting up an online account to try a flutter on Arsenal’s next game, fans will no doubt want to be able to choose from the best football betting offers 2018 has to offer as there’ll no doubt be tempting free bet or money back offers out there.
The Europa League may well present Arsenal with a chance to get back into the Champions League via winning the trophy itself as things don’t exactly look like going to plan in terms of finishing in the top four again, but it may yet prove harder than expected for Wenger to get over a European hex that has haunted him throughout his career.