If Chelsea win the Champions League final then only the Premier League’s top three will qualify for the competition next season and the battle for third spot is really starting to hot up.
Arsenal are in pole position but both Tottenham and Newcastle are snapping at their heels just a point behind, so Arsene Wenger will be keen to acquire some breathing space as his side entertain Norwich a day before their two rivals are in action.
It’s been a disappointing end to the campaign for the Canaries, who have lost seven of their last eleven matches and it looks set to be a similar story for Paul Lamberts men at the Emirates Stadium where they’re just 1/4 with Coral to emerge empty-handed.
Norwich’s meek surrender to Liverpool last weekend doesn’t bode well ahead of a trip to North London and the Gunners could follow the Reds’ lead by cruising to a comfortable victory.
Bet365 make Arsenal 5/4 in the handicaps, when kicking off two goals in arrears, Paddy Power price them at 13/10 to beat the Canaries ‘to nil’ and a 3-0 success is available at odds of 8/1 via Stan James.
The visitors meanwhile, have been leaking plenty of goals of late and that could play into the hands of Robin van Persie. The Dutch front man took his Premier League tally to 28 for the season with the leveller at Stoke last Saturday and he’s just 5/2 at Paddy Power to break the deadlock. Alternatively, Blue Square offer identical odds for the Gunners striker to notch at least twice.