Europa League Huge For Arsenal Now
Manchester United set the precedent last season by qualifying for the Champions League by winning the Europa League. The minor European competition could be Arsenal’s best route into the one that matters most because they are falling off the pace in the league. Needs must and Arsenal are in need and Arsene Wenger wants to keep his job and he’s an intelligent man.
Jose Mourinho worked out that United had a better chance of getting into the Champions League from winning the Europa League than finishing in the top four. Wenger may have come to the same conclusion so ARSENAL should be fully focused when they play at Ostersund tonight in the last 32 of the Europa League. The Premier League team are 9/2 with Ladbrokes to win the trophy.
There are some big outfits in the Europa League this season, including Atletico Madrid who have played in two of the last four Champions League finals and Napoli who are league leaders in Italy. Arsenal must not be losing to Ostersund this evening if they want to compete with these clubs. They are now sixth in the Premier League and eight points adrift of Chelsea in fourth place. With 11 fixtures remaining Wenger may now see the importance of the Europa League just like Mourinho did last season.
It will be cold when Arsenal take on Ostersund in Sweden tonight and the atmosphere could get very chilly if they continue the run of not conceding in one of their last 12 matches. However, there is a significant gap in class and Arsenal must concentrate on the Europa League because of their position in the Premier League. In any case the DRAW is the standout bet against Ostersund at 3/1 with William Hill.
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