Gunners for the Champions League?

As it stands, at this stage in the season, Arsenal are looking like a very good value punt for the Champions League. Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp certainly thinks so, mentioning after his side’s 1-0 loss in Germany that Wenger’s men could definitely lift the title and were even capable of completing a league and European Cup double. At the time of writing, the best price you can get for the Gunners to win the UCL is 18/1. While you wouldn’t be absolutely confident of this actually being achieved, it’s probably a bet worth taking.

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Smith to captain All Whites against Mexico in Reid’s absence

New Zealand coach Rickie Herbert has named Tommy Smith as his captain for tonight’s key Intercontinental World Cup playoff clash against Mexico. The Ipswich Town defender has been handed the armband in the absence of West Ham’s Winston Reid, who has been ruled out of both playoff games following an ankle injury picked up in training. Continue reading