Arsenal appeared to have turned the corner in January after going on a seven-match unbeaten run in the Premier League but they have since stumbled with three defeats from the next five matches.
However, like the football-loving lottery winners described in this LottoLand article, Arsenal persevered and scored an impressive 3-1 away win against Leicester on the weekend, repaying their fans’ faith in the team. As a result, Arsenal moved into the top 10 and are eight points off the top four.
Their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish still appear bleak and may have to rely on winning the Europa League to return to the elite competition after four seasons.
Here is our preview for Arsenal’s games next month.
Burnley – Premier League (Away) – March 6:
The Gunners begin March with away league trip to Burnley. The fixture has been dominated by the club over the years, but they have recently struggled with back-to-back winless games against the Clarets.
The reverse meeting at the Emirates Stadium saw the Clarets pick up their first league win over the Gunners since 1974 after an own goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The capital outfit are in a much better shape at the moment than they were in December and should fancy their prospects of beating Burnley at Turf Moor for the fifth occasion in six games.
Arsenal 2-0 Burnley
Olympiacos – Europa League (Away & Home) – March 11/March 18:
If you are an Arsenal fan, you’re gambled your money via Lottoland or other online casinos and bookmakers on the Gunners winning in Europe more often than not in the past two decades. And while the 2006 Champions League final result still sticks in the throat, there have also been a lot of fun and good memories built on European performances.
Lately though, Arsenal have cause to be vary in Europe. Mikel Arteta’s side will have sour memories of their previous meeting against Olympiacos last season. The Greek outfit eliminated them in the Europa League last 32 in dramatic fashion on away goals.
The Gunners have since allowed Sokratis to join Olympiacos on a free transfer while they recently borrowed the Greek club’s stadium to host Benfica in the second leg of the Europa League last 32.
The clubs will have met on 12 occasions in as many years by the end of the tie. The Gunners players will want to avenge last season’s result and need to make the most of the round of 16 away leg.
This is their surefire path to the Champions League, so rest assured that the Gunners will give it their best shot.
Arsenal 3-1 Olympiacos (aggregate score)
Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League (Home) – March 14:
The north London derby is sandwiched between both Europa League ties and both teams may make changes for the game, given winning the Europa League should be their priority.
The Gunners once dominated the proceedings in the derby and that is no longer the case and they are winless in the previous five meetings across all competitions (two draws and three losses).
Since Jose Mourinho took charge in November 2019, Spurs have won both meetings against the Gunners and Arteta will be desperate to avoid another derby setback.
Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United – Premier League (Away) – March 21:
The Hammers have been one of the surprise packages this term and they are flying high in the fourth spot. However, their league record against the Gunners has generally been poor.
The east London outfit have won only two and drawn four of the previous 27 meetings. With this being the final game before the international break, both teams should go at full strength.
It could be a high-scoring affair and we fancy the Gunners to edge out the contest. The Gunners have netted at least three goals in three of the previous five away trips to West Ham.
Arsenal 3-2 West Ham United
Stats from Transfermarkt.com and 11v11.com
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