Galatasaray v Arsenal tips – swerve second string Gunners team in Turkey
Alexis Sanchez among first-team Arsenal players set to be given the night off
December 9th, 2014
Arsenal are safely through to the last sixteen of the Champions League and Arsene Wenger’s team can’t get any higher than second.
Therefore, tonight’s game against Galatasaray is a dead rubber, with the Turkish side rock bottom of the group after collecting just a point from their five games thus far, although the home side will want to go out on a high.
The 19/10 about Gala winning could be worth backing, with the fans demanding a victory before their team bow out of Europe to compete in the Super Lig and tussle it out with Besiktas and Fenerbahce when it comes to winning the division.
Arsene Wenger saw his team defend woefully at Stoke when losing 3-2 and don’t merit a bet at odds of 8/5, with the home side available at 11/10 on the Draw No Bet market for this match.
“We are down” said Wenger ahead of the match which will see several first team players stay at home. “Everyone feels it. You have to respond in a strong way. You cannot guarantee you will never lose a game and many teams can lose at Stoke. You have to be realistic as well.
“The response after defeat is always important. Everyone is disappointed after that result but the Premier League is difficult and we want to be judged at the end of the season. We want to be judged then, not after every single game. It is normal that emotion is very, very high but let’s get our stability back defensively and we will see at the end of the season where we are.”
Galatasaray on Draw No Bet @ 11/10 with Sky Bet