The Gunners, looking on enviously as their former favourite scores for fun at Manchester United, will be hoping to close the gap on Spurs in the race for the Champions League places and Arsene Wenger’s charges are overpriced at 10/3 with Betfred to grab three points from the short trip across the capital to face Chelsea.
The Blues, William Hill’s odds-on, 19/20 favourites, look flaky at the moment at Stamford Bridge where their last three matches have seen them lose to struggling QPR and then Swansea before relinquishing a two-goal lead in midweek to draw with Southampton.
The Gunners for their part haven’t lost a domestic game, in normal time anyway, on the road since going down 2-1 at Old Trafford in early November and if they can gain a foothold in this game it won’t take long for Chelsea supporters to voice their dismay. The hosts are under pressure then and although Arsenal are undoubtedly a weaker team than their opponents, circumstances suggest they could cause an upset.
Skybet make them 5/1 to shade it by a solitary goal and it’s 12/1 (bet365) for the Gunners to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline while in-form midfielder Jack Wilshere is absolutely huge at 16/1 courtesy of BetVictor to scoop the Man-of-the-Match gong given that he’s sure to be influential if his side are to get a result.