Archive for September, 2016

Match Preview : Arsenal v Basel

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin will be unavailable for Arsenal as they welcome Basel to the Emirates in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

The France forward is suspended after his red card in the 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain, while midfielder Coquelin picked up a knee injury at the weekend and is set to be out for around three weeks.

The Gunners will be buoyed by their 3-0 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, but Arsene Wenger is wary of the threat Basel pose in Europe.

“They have beaten everybody in England – Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool. They have strong results in Europe,” the manager said in a pre-match press conference.

The Swiss club are unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions and drew 1-1 with Ludogorets in their opening Champions League fixture a few weeks ago.

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Match Preview : Celtic vs Manchester City

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Having been hit for seven in Barcelona, Celtic will hope for a much stronger showing in front of their home support when Manchester City visit Parkhead but they will need to attack the visitors, which will be dangerous.

City got off to a fine start to their Champions League campaign and have maintained a 100% record under Pep Guardiola to now, playing some excellent football along the way.

The away side simply has far too much firepower for a weak Celtic defence, though the hosts do have the potential to cause some problems of their own at the other end. Naija and Bet

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Top scorer Leigh Griffiths is back available following injury but faces competition for a starting berth from Moussa Dembele, who scored twice in a 6-1 win at the weekend.