Arsenal have started to show signs that they are not the spent force that the British media would have us believe, and after a solid run of form in Europe and domestically will look for a continuation of good results over the next month. Bolton and Marseille at home, and a trip to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge are next up for Arsene Wenger’s men.
Chelsea v Arsenal
Tickets for Chelsea v Arsenal are always at a premium, and for good reason – clashes between Chelsea and Arsenal are always fiery affairs. This year the Stamford Bridge outfit will look to take advantage of The Gunners’ transitional status. With Andre Villas Boas instilling added quality and a more cut-throat nature to Chelsea, Arsene Wenger will know that his team must be at their best on Saturday 29th October.
With a number of players hopefully returning from injury, the side from the Emirates will be no pushovers, and young players such as Aaron Ramsey are coming to the fore.
Arsenal v Bolton
Bolton are the visitors to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday 25th October, with the sides competing in the Carling Cup. With a more competitive Premier League this season, Wenger may put added emphasis on the cup competitions to try to end the club’s six year silverware drought.
Younger, up-and-coming players may be given a chance in this one, as Wenger looks to blood some of his rising stars from the academy. Arsenal beat Bolton 3-0 in the league earlier in the season, and will hope to repeat this performance and result against Owen Coyle’s men.
Arsenal v Marseille
The Gunners’ Champions League campaign continues on Tuesday 1st November, as Marseille travel to England in the fourth Group F game. The Ligue 1 club will be looking for revenge after a last minute strike at the Stade Velodrome gave the English side three points in the first clash between the sides. Tickets for the Champions League home game can be bought at Ticketbis.
Arsenal’s form in Europe has been good, and they have recorded two wins and one draw from their first three fixtures. The squad’s French contingent will be aware of the qualities that Didier Deschamps’ team possess and this will be a tricky fixture. That said, if Arsenal can pick up three points, qualification to the next round is all but assured.