Saturday Seven – will Wenger bow out on a high?
The Premier League season may be drawing to a low-key close, but there are still a whole host of issues to ponder across the world to sport.
Here are Marathonbet’s seven big questions to consider ahead of another action-packed weekend…
Will anything interesting happen on the final day of the Premier League?
After weeks and weeks of tension, the midweek results have left the final day of the Premier League looking rather flat, with only Liverpool and Chelsea realistically having something to play for. Neutrals will be hoping Man City put on a show against Southampton and Swansea can find their goalscoring touch against Stoke to keep things interesting as the clock ticks down.
Can Arsene sign off with a win?
The last few weeks have felt like the longest goodbye in history at times, but Arsene’s farewell tour reaches its final destination at a euphoric John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield on Sunday. The Gunners’ away record has been appalling this season, but with the home side in party mood, can Wenger’s players give the Frenchman one final swansong after 22 years?
🗣 “I can leave a club where I can be proud of what’s behind me. There’s a fantastic structure and conditions for the next manager. I think I’ve been a little part of this club’s history and I’m proud of that.”#MerciArsène pic.twitter.com/ZlRepsD9UB
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 10, 2018
Which teams will gain an upper hand in the play offs?
It’s a frantic weekend across the Football League with six cracking play off ties to look forward to.
As with every season, the big question will be whether it’s cross-campaign consistency (Fulham, Shrewsbury, Exeter) or late season momentum (Derby, Scunthorpe, Lincoln) that will help clubs negotiate the tricky semi-final stages.
Who will win golf’s ‘fifth’ major?
The Players Championship is underway, and since its launch 44 years ago has built in prestige to become known as golf’s unofficial fifth major. Plenty of the sport’s biggest names will be jostling for position at Sawgrass to gain a much-needed boost ahead of the US Open.
3 Past Champs look to win again.
— THE PLAYERS (@THEPLAYERSChamp) May 10, 2018
Can Britain’s new cycling superstar continue to make waves at the Giro D’Italia?
After winning the Pink Jersey earlier this week, 25-year-old Simon Yates is looking well placed to secure one of the biggest prizes in world cycling. With climbs to come this weekend, will Yates sink or swim under the pressure of taking the outright lead?
Can the Spanish Grand Prix deliver more F1 drama?
The drivers head to Barcelona with Lewis Hamilton now topping the Driver’s Championship. Azerbaijan will be a hard act to follow after the British driver exploited a number of dramatic incidents to steal the victory. Can he make it two in a row on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya?
Will it be an old or new name joining the Football League?
The National League’s biggest club goes up against its smallest as Tranmere Rovers take on Boreham Wood on Saturday for the right to win promotion to the Football League. A win for the Wood would be an extraordinary achievement given they average a gate of only around 700 in the league.