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Chelsea-Arsenal-Tottenham battle for Champions League spots boils up; Jamie Carragher and Alex Ferguson feature in their last respective games; watch live games of EPL’s Week 38
Miami Beach, Florida (May 18, 2013) – Everything is set for the English Premier League’s very final week of the 2012/13 season. All ten matches will kick off simultaneously at 11:00am EST/15:00GMT/16:00 local time on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The fate of many teams has already been decided but there is still much to play for and the biggest sports networks across the planet are geared up for this mammoth day!
It is time to know where to watch every single match of your choice live online or on television come May 19. Finding answers to that can be a hard and time consuming task. Today, Live Soccer TV (@LiveSoccerTV) shows you all the information you need right in one place through a combination of TV channels lined up for the following fixtures:
For the first time in the history of the Premier League, the third place might be decided as a result of a play off should Arsenal and Chelsea end the season level on points, goal difference and goals scored.
The aforementioned situation is very much possible and should it happen the London duo will battle it out on the 26th of May at the Villa Park. Arsenal currently stand fourth with 70 points whereas their London counterparts are third with 72 points. Should Arsenal win their match on Sunday and if Chelsea are to draw their match against Everton, the two sides will be at level points.
However Chelsea have a slender advantage over Arsenal in terms of goal difference and goals scored. For the unique situation to arise Arsenal must defeat Newcastle by a one goal advantage and also score two more goals than Chelsea, the Blues on the other hand will have to be held to a draw at the Stamford Bridge where they play Everton.
The top four drama will finally reach its conclusion this Sunday as North London giants Arsenal and Tottenham battle one last time to guarantee a place in next season’s Champions League.
Arsenal pay a visit to St James’ Park where they face a Newcastle side who have something to celebrate for after they guaranteed their survival in England’s top tier football for another season. The Magpies however have had a very disappointing season especially considering their antics in last season’s edition of the Barclays Premier League, when they nearly broke in the top four and finished the season just five points shy of a top four finish.
The Newcastle side which was expected to grow from strength to strength instead suffered a peculiar decline and after repeatedly flirting with relegation this season, the Toons finally confirmed their stay in England’s top flight football by defeating Queens Park Rangers last week.
Two points separate two London giants going into the final day of the season. With David Moyes’ help, Arsenal can avoid the playoff spot altogether.
Chelsea is two points ahead of Arsenal while Spurs is one point behind Arsenal. Hence, the Gunners have to keep one eye behind them and one eye ahead of them going into the final weekend. Moyes is departing Everton after eleven long years; he could turn out to help Arsenal in his final game in charge at Merseyside inadvertently.
Newcastle guaranteed a spot in the Premier League next year with their win over QPR last week. With nothing to play for, the Magpies could put a dent in Arsenal's Champions League hopes.
Newcastle was up against the ropes for a few weeks, knowing that relegation was a serious possibility if they did not get their act together. A win against QPR last week saved the Magpies from relegation, making Sunday's match less important for the hosts.
Although the Newcastle players will not have any significant pressure on them, their performance could potentially dictate if Arsenal finishes in the top four or not.
The Gunners have once again left things late, just as they have done many times in the past. Failure to claim the full three points at St. James Park could really cause all sorts of trouble for Arsene Wenger's side for the 2013/14 campaign. A potential Europa League spot could be waiting for the Gunners if they are unable to pull together and continue their great form as of late.
A top four finish is just three points away for North London side Arsenal, and a win on Sunday will guarantee the Gunners a Champions League spot next season.
For the eighth consecutive season Arsenal will end the season without any silverware in their trophy cabinet. However, with their upcoming encounter against Newcastle United at Saint James’ Park on the horizon, Arsenal know that they must register a win in order to guarantee themselves a place in the qualification round for next season’s edition of the UEFA Champions League.
The Gunners have been an ever-present side alongside Manchester United in the Champions League for the past 17 years and should they miss out on the competition, it will seal the final disappointment in a season that has already been filled with a lot of disappointments for Arsenal fans.
Watch Arsenal fight to regain the fourth spot in the English Premier League while Wigan Athletic plot an upset to continue their quest for survival
Miami Beach, Florida (May 13, 2013) – The amount of significance related to the Arsenal vs Wigan Athletic fixture is so huge that LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) has singled it out for special live stream and TV schedules coverage. Whether you are in Europe, Africa, Asia, North, Central and South America, right here and right now, find information on where to watch Arsenal vs Wigan Athletic live on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
This encounter appears as a final for both sides. This English Premier League match is expected to draw a lot of attention from various sets of team fans – namely Spurs fans as well as supporters of sides in danger of relegation, from fourteenth-placed Southampton to seventeenth-placed Sunderland.
Tuesday's match is a must win for both sides for two different reasons. Can the Gunners keep the pressure on Tottenham and Chelsea who already won this weekend?
Arsenal has not taken the field since they defeated Queens Park Rangers on May 4th at Loftus Road. Since then, the league table has altered with Tottenham and Chelsea having won their respective matches, while Blues and Spurs also drew last Wednesday, keeping the Champions League qualification race very tight.
Wanting to keep their streak of consecutive Champions League appearances alive, Arsene Wenger's side will desperately need the full three points on Tuesday night.
After such a long gap in between matches, Arsenal could benefit from it, but it could also work against them. Wigan on the other hand will enter the match fresh off their shocking victory in the FA Cup Final against Manchester City.
Before putting pen to paper with QPR in January, it was speculated that Loic Remy would sign for Arsenal before the 2012/13 season kicked off.
The 26-year-old French striker made his move to the Premier League in January of 2013, but his stay with QPR could be cut short due to their already confirmed relegation.
Harry Redknapp was just one of many key figures brought into the London club to save the side from a potential relegation battle, but not even the former Tottenham Hotspur manager was able to save Tony Fernandes' club.
Heading into next season, Remy appears to be set to move on from his five month adventure with QPR. His move to London cost approximately 8 million pounds, but Arsene Wenger is confident that if he was to make a bid, he could sign the French international at a cheaper price.
With his contract set to expire in 2014, France international, Bacary Sagna could be set to leave Arsenal during the summer and poor form this season will further advocate a move away from the Emirates.
It was quite a feat when Arsene Wenger managed to convince Bacary Sagna into signing for the Gunners back in July 2007 from AJ Auxerre, for a modest 11 million euros. The product of AJA’s youth academy had already been touted for a bright future ahead of him whilst playing for Auxerre. And when he arrived in England as a relatively unknown quantity, he soon became one of the best full-backs in the league.
Twice chosen in the PFA Team of the year by his fellow professionals during his time at the Emirates, it is quite safe to say that in a team that struggles with consistency, Sagna was one of the most reliable players.
Relegated Queens Park Rangers will host an Arsenal side who is still trying to confirm their place in the top four.
When the 2012/13 season started, QPR fans and their management had high expectations, which may have contributed to the poor campaign the London side has had. Their goalless draw last weekend against Reading confirmed what many feared for quite some time now, forcing Harry Redknapp's side out of the Premier League.
Two victories at Loftus Road so far in the season are a clear indication of how QPR's season has played out. Their most recent coming on March 9th in a 3-1 victory over Sunderland. Since then, four losses and one draw have all but buried them, with a slender goal difference keeping them out of last place.
With relegation already confirmed, it will be very hard for the English manager to get the most out of his players, considering he already could not do that since his arrival at Loftus Road.
Watch Arsenal do the Guard of Honour for eternal rivals Manchester United; Robin van Persie under the spotlight in Emirates Stadium return
Miami Beach, Florida (April 27, 2013) – Arsenal vs Manchester United is the penultimate game on the fixture list of Matchday 35 in the English Premier League. Kick-off time is at 11:00am EST / 15:00 GMT / 17:00 CET on Sunday, April 28, 2013. LiveSoccerTV.com offers you TV listings for this match which will represent a lot to the rivalry between both clubs.
Manchester United have promised to play competitively on Sunday despite the fact that they have already secured the English Premier League title. The pressure, meanwhile, is all on Arsenal. The Gunners are contemplating a top-four finish and possibly automatic Champions League ticket by ending the season in third position. Coach Arsene Wenger is ready for Sunday’s challenge as Spurs, Chelsea and Everton will be praying for Manchester United to prevent Arsenal from winning at the Emirates Stadium.
Ahead of a clash between champions Manchester United and Champions League chasing Arsenal, we take a look at some of the historical facts of the rivalry.
1. Five victims of the Munich Air Disaster played their last English league match against Arsenal:
Captain Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Mark Jones, Duncan Edwards and Tommy Taylor all played in a memorable game against Arsenal on 1st February 1958. United won the game 5-4 with Taylor netting twice. Duncan Edwards also registered a goal. United had led the standings of the English Premier League up to that point. Following the Munich Air Disaster, United won only one game due to a makeshift squad. They sunk to ninth in the league. Arsenal meanwhile finished twelfth.
After wrapping up his first Premier League title, Robin van Persie returns to the Emirates after a summer transfer to Manchester United.
Although Manchester United already locked up their 20th title, Sunday's match will still have more than enough meaning behind it. A rivalry that for years was incredibly intense, not only between the players on the pitch, but also between the managers.
Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger were far from friends, but as the years have passed and the Gunners have fallen out of title contention, the two managers appear to have put that heated relationship behind them.
For the fans, the rivalry may have become even more tense after their leading scorer last season eventually forced his way out of the club. He not only wanted to move elsewhere, but he made the move across England and signed for United. While it was a great decision in regards to increasing his title chances, he also lost a remarkable number of fans by putting pen to paper.
With Van Persie stealing most of the headlines, ahead of the clash between rivals Arsenal and Man United, the Dutchman is expected to be the centre of attraction as he faces the Emirates crowd for the first time since his summer move.
His reception at the Emirates is expected to be harsh, but older followers of the game are well aware of the fact that this clash is a lot more than the Dutchman.
The rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United is one of the most fierce rivalries in English football, and although it has somewhat softened over the past few years, the truth remains that whenever the two sides clash, the stadium begins to buzz with an air of passion and energy. This is because of the vibrant history that the clash owns in past couple of decades.
Former Arsenal captain, Robin Van Persie, will head to his former ground on Sunday, hoping for a good reception.
A brilliant goal in the FA Cup against Blackburn Rovers for Arsenal set him up for a brilliant career with the Gunners. Unfortunately, his eight year career was marred by injuries and lack of trophies. Arsenal fans and management could not let go of him easily. He was after all, their talisman, their rescuer, their hero.
Van Persie wrote an open letter before heading to Manchester United. The words of the letter expressed thinly veiled insults at Arsenal; Arsenal was just not ambitious enough for him. He walked to Manchester United where Sir Alex Ferguson took him in with open arms. He almost forgot how much Arsenal contributed to his well being, including during a much publicized rape case.
On Sunday, Arsenal take on newly-crowned English champions Manchester United at the Emirates and a lot of focus would be on former striker, Robin van Persie who returns to a ground where he was once a hero.
The striker controversially left Arsenal for Manchester United last summer for a fee believed to be in the reign of 24 million pounds and his departure has changed things significantly for both the sides.
A hostile reception awaits the Dutchman for his first return to a club where he became one of the most lethal strikers in England.
Last season, it was the Dutchman who confidently took the goal scoring burden on his shoulders and scored a career high of 37 goals in 48 games. Unluckily though, his exploits were not enough to guide the club to any form of silverware.
With the season rapidly coming towards its end, Arsenal know that they must continue with their run of good form and for that, Tomas Rosicky is of immense importance to the Gunners
If there is one player at Arsenal who has never divided opinion, it is 32-year-old Tomas Rosicky. Signed from a then-financially crippled Borussia Dortmund back in the summer of 2006, the Czech Republic international has been a vital part of Arsenal ever since.
Regardless of the many injury problems he has faced during his time in London, you will hardly come across any pundit criticising the midfielder’s approach towards the game. Vibrant, energetic, robust, the 32-year-old also has a penchant for the spectacular – something that sets him apart from most of his Gunners teammates.
8th May 2002 is a familiar date for many Arsenal fans. It was the day when just four days after defeating Chelsea 2-0 in the F.A Cup final, the Gunners went on to clinch the Premier League title, defeating their bitter rivals Manchester United 1 -0 in front of the Red Devils’ home crowd.
It was a time when Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal was at the summit of its dominance in English football, winning 12 straight games before this one, and achieving several great accomplishments during the time period. This historic game saw the end of the careers of two club legends in Tony Adams and Lee Dixon, both retiring after providing a mammoth proportion of their respective careers to the club.
Their strong presence and experience at the back can be judged from the fact that in this season, Arsenal was the second lowest goal conceders in the league, a major reason for its triumph.
The last time these two sides met in November, they both scored three goals, with Mikel Arteta missing a last ditch penalty which could have given the Gunners the full three points.
Arsenal has four victories and one draw from their last five matches, which should have Gunners fans happy. Their mid-week draw against Everton at the Emirates will not be the worst of results, but Arsene Wenger's side knows they can not afford to drop more points at Craven Cottage.
Meetings against Fulham tend to offer up a lot of goals, making Saturday's match likely to be a very entertaining match. Both sides have earned two victories in this fixture from the last five matches, with a draw in between.
Staying on track against Martin Jol's side, which does not have much to play for will not be easy, as we all saw in their first meeting this season.