GunnersGaming by Betsson, Arsenal’s Official Betting Partner, give us the rundown on some of the markets on offer ahead of Saturday's match against Chelsea...

After Monday’s surprise defeat to Wigan, the Gunners host Chelsea in a match which could prove pivotal in the race for Champions League qualification.

Chelsea will be full of confidence having beaten Barcelona and Tottenham in their last two outings but the big games continue to come thick and fast and Arsenal will be hopeful of bringing them back to earth.

October's Stamford Bridge meeting should spark positive memories for Arsène Wenger's side and in particular Robin van Persie, who scored a hat-trick that day and is 24/1 to repeat the trick again.

If you think that the goals will flow again then you might be tempted by the odds of 2/1 for more than 3.5 goals in the game or 5/1 for more than 4.5.

Chelsea have tightened up at the back since then but having won only two of their last 10 away games, The Football Predictor expects Arsenal to win (available at evens) and has 1-0 as the most likely scoreline. That looks good value at 29/5.

If Chelsea try and contain Arsenal as they did against Barcelona on Wednesday, then a set-piece may prove crucial in breaking the deadlock. Thomas Vermaelen has been in fine scoring form this season and is 7/1 to find the target again in this one.

Arsenal will be forced to make a change in midfield with Mikel Arteta ruled out for the rest of the season. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be hoping he gets another chance to impress and at 7/2 looks a tempting bet to get himself on the scoresheet.

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20 Apr 2012