Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has become a target for Arsenal fans following a number of predictions regarding the Gunners he has made throughout the season.
The 34-year-old retired footballer came under a lot of stick from the Arsenal faithful for predicting Arsene Wenger’s men to finish outside the top four as well as his bold assumption that Mesut Ozil fails to show up for the big games.
As the season progressed, his pre-season predictions at times looked way-out before looking increasingly close to the truth after Arsenal’s poor form in 2014.
Fortunately for Arsenal, they appear to have recovered from the recent Goodison Park debacle and with three easier games remaining, a top four spot and Champions League football next season seems almost assured despite Everton's best efforts.
On Monday, the Gunners host an out-of-sorts Newcastle United at the Emirates and Michael Owen is predicting a home win with Wenger’s side netting at least four goals.
“I was going to go for a 3-0 home win in the Arsenal-Newcastle match, but it makes sense to bank on AOH [Any other home with minimum of four goals], as that gives us so many more scoreline options.”
"And the way that Arsenal have been playing of late, and more importantly the manner in which Newcastle have capitulated in five straight defeats – most notably 4-0 losses to Southampton and Man United – that seems a wise move.” He said in his Colossus Bets blog.
Newcastle United (H), West Bromwich Albion (H) and Norwich (A) are what stands in Arsenal’s way of a top four spot, and with an FA Cup final date with Hull City on the 17th of May, few could argue that the North Londoners haven’t had a successful season should the next four weeks go to plan.