Our team this week is Arsenal, also known as ‘The Gunners’. The team from Holloway, Islington in the Northern parts of London plays their home matches at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal currently holds the third place this season, but their ambition is to take it all the way to the top. It’s been 6 seasons since their last Premier League title, will they win again this year?
Arsenal’s manager Arsène Wenger has quite astonishingly led the team since 1996 and the match tomorrow against Liverpool is his 500. League match. Wenger was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006 because of his achievements as a manager in the English game.
Arsenal has had problems with injured players this season. Danish player Nicklas Bendtner has played for Arsenal since 2004 and scored 9 goals for the Gunners last season. His currently out with an inguinal hernia and is expected back in 4 weeks. With Bendtner and van Persie out, Vela and Eduardo have not been given the chance. Instead Wenger put Arsjavin up front, so it will be exciting to see how this works out in tomorrow’s match. As some of you might remember, Arsjavin scored 4 goals against Liverpool at Anfield last season.
Read more about your team here in our previous Team of the week: Tottenham, West Ham, Burnley, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Hull City, Fulham, Bolton, Manchester United, Chelsea, Wigan, Blackburn, Manchester City, Everton, Wolverhampton, Aston Villa and Liverpool.
Enjoy this weekend’s Premier League matches!
– Hanne –