GunnersGaming by Betsson, Arsenal’s Official Betting Partner, give us the rundown on some of the markets on offer ahead of Sunday’s match against Swansea...
Arsenal make the trip west across the border for their next encounter, with Swansea already proving of the most testing away games in the Premier League. The Swans have only suffered one defeat in 10 at home and that was to Manchester United, who boast the best away record in the division. Brendan Rodgers’ side continue to win plaudits for their style of play.
Arsenal, on the other hand, lost their last league game and have only four wins away from home so far this season. Despite this, with the right results, Arsenal could climb to fourth with victory.
The first meeting between the two sides saw Arsenal edge a close encounter 1-0 thanks to Andrey Arshavin's opportunistic goal. The Russian would love a repeat and encouraging signs against Leeds see him available at a rewarding 12/5 (3.4) to score at any time.
However, the real story that all Arsenal fans are talking about is the return of a legend. Thierry Henry announced his return to the Club in true Hollywood fashion on Monday, stepping off the bench to score a trademark winner. He is just 4/3 (2.33) to score again so there is much better value in backing him to score first, available at 27/5 (6.45) As part of this return we are also offering a number of special markets. Will he recreate his famous knee slide celebration, available at 12/5 (3.2)?
The next chapter is determining how quickly he can develop his partnership with talismanic captain and leading Premier League goalscorer, Robin van Persie. The Dutchman only needs three more to reach 20 goals in what has been an incredible start to the season. Could he get all three on Sunday? He is 31/2 (16.5) to get the hat-trick he requires. Or what about both players scoring, available at 11/5 (3.2)?
In what is sure to be a tight encounter, a 1-1 draw is being heavily backed at 17/4 (5.25). But as both teams play open and attractive football, a 2-1 Arsenal win offers good value at 20/3 (7.7). However, Arsenal have managed to score more than one goal only once in their last eight games, so perhaps the safer money is on a 1-0 win at 5/1 (6.1).
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