Theo Walcott celebrated his goal in the 3-0 demolition of West Ham United as the victory kept them in the race for a top four finish. When the Three Lions forward levelled proceedings in the game against Manchester City on Sunday, he could not afford to celebrate as he knew what was at stake.

On Wednesday it was a different scenario as a confident Gunners squad ran riot over Slaven Bilic’s men. Walcott did not hide or repress his emotions when he grabbed his 19th goal of the season at the Emirates Stadium. His teammates went all out to congratulate him unlike his City goal.

After the match, Walcott credited Mesut Ozil with breaking the tension with his opening goal, which might prove crucial to their run-in – with the games getting more and more intense, and tickets sold out on arsenal.com, you need to click here to see what tickets are available on 1st4footballtickets.com. Fan support might be similarly crucial to Arsenal’s performances.

“We had to get the first goal and when we got the first goal, the nerves went away and then we just relaxed and played our football,” the winger said. He admitted that recent weeks have been “challenging” but added that he hopes the team would be more confident in the next games in a busy month. Continue reading “WALCOTT: OZIL’S GOAL WAS TENSION BREAKER”

This seasons Premiership

In terms of betting odds there is little to choose between the three favourites if this season’s premiership. Let’s look at the options:

Chelsea is the current co-favourite with odds of 9/4 and in many ways they are asset for a comeback to the top. They have enjoyed considerable success in the Europa League and the Champions League, and with the return of the much loved Jose Mourinho to the helm they could be all set to take the 2013/14 Premiership.

Manchester City is the other co-favourite at 9/4. Their new boss Manuel Pellegrini has been widely tipped to be the difference that City needs, though their recent defeat at Cardiff doesn’t bode well. Obviously their defence against corners needs some urgent attention.

Manchester United is the third favourite and is priced at 3/1. This is going to be a tough year for their new boss David Moyes, the boots of Sir Alex Ferguson are going to be difficult to fill. However he has managed to keep the services of striker Wayne Rooney, whether this is a good thing or not only time can tell. The rest: the odds on fourth favourite Arsenal are 18/1, on Tottenham and Liverpool they are 20/1 and on every other club they are casino type odds with Everton priced at 500/1 next up to Crystal Palace at 15000/1.

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