Conventional thinking has it that Stoke are something of a bogey team for Arsenal but that’s not the case at the Emirates Stadium where the Gunners have seen off the Potters in all six of their Premier League meetings.
Strong on their own patch, Arsene Wenger’s troops look like a safe bet at 1/2 (Stan James) to extend that sequence and in the process gain revenge for the 3-2 suffered at the hands of Mark Hughes’s side at the Britannia Stadium just over a month ago.
The visitors have lost four matches on the road this term but within that run they’ve kept it close at Southampton, Liverpool and Manchester United. It’s therefore realistic to expect them to do likewise in North London, where Arsenal are 13/5 with Ladbrokes to shade it by a solitary goal.
BetVictor offer 8/1 about the hosts ending up on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline and Alexis Sanchez has so far been the punters’ pick in the first scorer betting; the Chilean striker now a 7/2 chance at bet365 to fire the opener.
Arsenal to beat Stoke 2-1 – 8/1 (BetVictor)