The knives were quickly out for Arsene Wenger when his Arsenal team went down 3-1 at home to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season and few would have predicted just how impressively the Gunners would respond to that shock reverse.
Since that day, the North London outfit have gone a dozen matches unbeaten, winning ten of the those fixtures and they now sit proudly on top of the Premier League having hammered Norwich 4-1 last time out.
Subsequently, as they prepare for the visit of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, Arsenal are difficult to oppose and it’s easy to see why they’re favourites at 11/8 with Coral to send last year’s runners-up home empty-handed.
The Bundesliga side, bet365′s 11/5 outsiders, laboured to a 1-0 victory over Hannover on Saturday and haven’t been entirely convincing on the road of late, both domestically and in Europe so they appear there for the taking for Wenger’s rampant charges.
Nevertheless, Dortmund reached the final of this competition last year and possess plenty of quality so they can at least give the travelling supporters something to cheer and on that basis a case can be made for Ladbrokes’s 29/10 for a Gunners triumph ‘not to nil’.
Arsenal to win and both teams to score – 29/10 (Ladbrokes)