Our prediction for this match:
Stade Raymond-Kopa will host Wednesday’s friendly game between Angers and Arsenal. Les Scoistes have been producing fine performances in pre-season, but they suffered a 2-1 loss to Borussia M’gladbach in their last warm-up game. Angers face yet another uphill task in the clash against Arsenal and seeing that the Gunners are determined to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Olympique Lyon at the Emirates Cup, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Premier League side.
Despite the fact that coach Unai Emery could rest several first-team regulars for Sunday’s friendly against Barcelona, we are tempted to put our money on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Co. Summer signing Dani Ceballos made his Arsenal debut in the 2-1 loss to Lyon and he is likely to make his first start for the Gunners against Angers. Anyhow, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Flavien Tait):
Born in Longjumeau, France on February 2, 1993, Flavien Tait is a French footballer who plays for Angers as a midfielder. Tait began his youth career at Rodez and in 2010 he moved to Chateauroux. After spending first years of his senior career at Chateauroux, the 175-cm tall footballer joined Angers in 2016 and he has been playing for les Scoistes ever since.
Flavien Tait impressed in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign and it has to be noted that he scored 4 goals in 34 appearances for Angers in the process. His main position is winger, but he is often used as an attacking midfielder. Flavien Tait’s preferred foot is right and he wears No. 20 jersey at Angers.
His contract with les Scoistes should expire on June 30, 2020. It has to be noted that his market value was €4.5 million on June 4, 2018.Flavien Tait has yet to make his France debut.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.