Arsenal vs Lyon 07/25/2015 Emirates Cup Preview, Odds & Prediction
Lyon vs Arsenal
Saturday 25th July 2015 11:20(ET)
The Line: Arsenal 1/2 Draw 3/1 Lyon 6/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Bein Sport; Premier Sports
Arsenal host Lyon in the Emirates in London in the Emirates Cup, the pre season tournament where Arsenal fans will get to see their summer signings or in this case Petr Cech. Arsene Wenger has yet to really make a move outside of getting the former Chelsea goalkeeper but that business in and of itself could be worth about 10 points for the Gunners. WIth Arsenal looking like a real contender this season it will be interesting to see how the team plays on Saturday. Expect to see a midfield combo of Ozil, Cazorla, Wilshire and Ramsey with Giroud, Sanchez and Wellbeck/Walcott forming the top three. Arsenal have a quality side with strength in depth across the midfield. Things are looking up for Arsenal fans as they look to build a side capable of competing for the league title for the first time in years.
Lyon will be looking to build on a really solid season last year after surprising everyone in France with making a real run at the Ligue 1 Crown Lyon now are in a position that they must push on and challenge PSG again. Holding on to Lacazette the young French striker is key to that and so far they have done well to rebuff any approachs from the top teams across Europe. Fekir and Lacazette managed to both net in their recent win over Milan and both will again be key here against an Arsenal team with aspirations of winning not only the Premier League but the Champions League also.
Two really exciting teams here and I think Lyon will cause Arsenal problems with both their pace and Lacazette's ability to finish. I'm taking both teams to score in what should be a really good game. Arsenal should get the win but I wouldnt be surprised if Lyon managed to get something from this one.