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Sanchez to United

Have we now seen the last of Alexis Sánchez in an Arsenal shirt? I really do hope not from a personal point of view, but in some way I suppose it is probably for the best if I have. We know he’s leaving but now I hear Sánchez to Manchester United is now the rumour as well, where has that come from?

It’s bad enough when you probably know a player is leaving and there is nothing you can do about it, but Sánchez to Man City was the deal that was happening last summer and by all accounts was near enough a done deal? Now we find out that he could be going somewhere else, but of course it comes as no surprise it’s still Manchester bound. How many times have we lost a player heading to Manchester in recent years. What is it with that place? Money yes, trophies yes, players simply aren’t happy with winning FA Cup after FA cup these days are they?

They want Premier League titles and if possible, Champions League success. Under Wenger and Arsenal currently they are not going to get that here are they? It’s disappointing of course but we have to be realistic here, one player does not make our team and never will they. What has to happen and what has to happen more quickly is building a team around these excellent players we have as soon as possible.

For too long now we’ve had one or two world-class players in our team but never four or five. For me that is where the problem lies. Our one or two world-class players see that they are forever relied on and do not get any help around them to allow us to push on that little bit more. If we’d only signed two more in recent times. Don’t get me wrong, Lacazette was a move in the right direction but where was the outstanding central defender signing as well as a world-class defensive midfielder? Wenger has done so much for so long over the years but gradually what he’s doing now is tainting all that he has done for this club. Please Sánchez please just now go now and soon. We can then move on once again until next time.

Anyway, onto our #AFCpredictions as usual as we pretty much back our team before each game to win hopefully. Three games against as London rivals Chelsea this month too, who’d have thought that. If you’d like to join us each week in doing your predictions as well, then as always please do give us a shout by clicking here.

Wednesday 3rd January (H) PREMIER LEAGUE @ 19:45 Chelsea – RESULT 2-2
Arsenal – Wilshere (63), Bellerin (90)

Chelsea – Hazard (67 pen), Alonso (84′)

Our predictions before the game were:
David : 2-1 Arsenal
Jason : 1-1 draw
Alex : 1-2 Chelsea
Lewis : 1-1 draw
Vas : 2-1 Arsenal

Sunday 7th January (A) FA CUP 3RD ROUND @ 16:00 Nottingham Forest – RESULT 4-2
Nottingham Forest – Lichaj (20, 44), Brereton (64 pen), Dowell (84 pen)

Arsenal – Mertesacker (23), Welbeck (79)

Our predictions before the game were:
David : 3-1 Arsenal
Jason : 3-2 Arsenal
Alex : 2-2 draw
Lewis : 2-0 Arsenal
Vas : 3-1 Arsenal

Wednesday 10th January (A) EFL CUP SEMI-FINAL @ 20:00 Chelsea – RESULT 0-0
Chelsea –
Arsenal –

Our predictions before the game were:
David : 0-0 draw
Jason : 1-1 draw
Alex : 1-0 Chelsea
Lewis : 1-1 draw
Vas : 2-1 Arsenal

Sunday 14th January (A) PREMIER LEAGUE @ 13:30 AFC Bournemouth – RESULT 2-1
Bournemouth – Wilson (70′), Ibe (75′)

Arsenal – Bellerin (52′)

Our predictions before the game were:
David : 2-0 Arsenal
Jason : 2-1 Arsenal
Alex : 2-1 Arsenal
Lewis : 3-1 Arsenal
Vas : 2-1 Bournemouth

Saturday 20th January (H) PREMIER LEAGUE @ 15:00 Crystal Palace – RESULT 4-1
Arsenal – Monreal (6′), Iwobi (10′), Koscielny (13′), Lacazette (22′)
Palace – Milivojevic (78′)

Our predictions before the game were:
David : 3-0 Arsenal
Jason : 2-0 Arsenal
Alex : 3-0 Arsenal
Lewis : 3-1 Arsenal
Vas : 2-1 Arsenal

Wednesday 24th January (H) EFL CUP SEMI-FINAL @ 20:00 Chelsea – RESULT 2-1
Arsenal – Rüdiger (12′), Xhaka (60′)
Chelsea – Hazard (7′)

Our predictions before the game were:
David : 2-1 Arsenal
Jason : 2-1 Arsenal
Alex : 2-1 Arsenal
Lewis : 1-1 draw – then penalties
Vas : 1-2 Chelsea

Tuesday 30th January (A) PREMIER LEAGUE @ 19:45 Swansea City – RESULT 3-1
Swansea – Clucas (34′ & 86′), Ayew (61)

Arsenal – Monreal (33)

Our predictions before the game are:
David : 3-1 Arsenal
Jason : 3-0 Arsenal
Alex : 2-0 Arsenal
Lewis : 2-0 Arsenal
Vas : 3-1 Arsenal

David Jenkins

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