It’s the Jose And Arsene Show At Old Trafford
Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger will never be best mates but it will be interesting to see the body language when Manchester United play Arsenal at Old Trafford. Assuming Wenger does not join another Premier League club it will be his last mach in charge of visitors to the Theatre of Dreams. Both sides have bigger fish to fry but professional pride means it should be a competitive fixture. United could end the season by winning the FA Cup and Arsenal could win the Europa League in Wenger’s last match. The DOUBLE on those outcomes can be backed at 7/1 with Ladbrokes.
In the context of today’s match United have qualified for the Champions League barring a bizarre combination of results. Arsenal’s route into the 2018/19 competition is winning the Europa League and they are away to Atletico Madrid on Thursday with their backs against the wall. Arsenal have picked up 57 points in the Premier League this season but only 13 of them have been won on the road. Even if the occasion is convivial Mourinho will want to send Wenger packing with a defeat at Old Trafford and MANCHESTER UNITED are 4/9 with William Hill to win this fixture.
The jumps seasons in Britain and Ireland ended yesterday so the focus turns to the Flat. In six weeks four of the season’s five Classics will have taken place and Royal Ascot will be on the horizon. The principle meeting is at Salisbury and the richest race is the City Bowl over one mile six furlongs at 4.15. CHAMPAGNE CHAMP is a dual course and distance winner and is well treated in that form so is worth a bet at 11/2 with Betfair.