Arsenal favourites for United game – despite the referee

There will be only one thing on Arsenal’s minds when they play host to man United at the Emirates on Sunday – revenge!

The Gunners were humiliated 8-2 at Old Trafford earlier in the season when they allowed Sir Alex’s side 14 shots on goal – the joint-most they have allowed in a Premier League game in the last five years.

However since then they have improved out of all recognition and this is going to be a really tough close fought affair.

They will have to put a disappointing defeat away at Swansea last weekend out of their minds and be at their best to see of the Red Devils, but the stats suggest that they have a good chance of doing so at a 2.8 with bet365.

Arsene Wenger’s men have won three and lost only one of the last five league meetings with United at the Emirates, and in Robin van Persie and Thierry Henry have two players capable of causing their defence plenty of problems.

The former is not surprisingly favourite in the first goalscorer market and at a general price of 5 will no doubt attract plenty of backers.

Henry is an 8 chance with bet365, and his record suggests that is a bit of value if given a start.

The Frenchman scored seven goals in eight home appearances against United, and his last goal at the Emirates in the Premier League was a last-minute winner against Sir Alex’s side

However given that this game features so many capable of breaking the deadlock I am going to suggest playing the anytime goalscorer market instead.

Betfred and Boylesports go 2.2 about van Persie and that looks a great price in a market in which he has delivered the goods so many time this season.

In what promises to be a hard fought affair I think Arsenal can emerge the narrow victors, despite the fact that they have won none of their last 10 PL games with Mike Dean as the referee (W0 D5 L5).

I fancy them to win 2-1, and that scoreline can be backed at 11 with Betfred.

7 Responses to “Arsenal favourites for United game – despite the referee”

  1. pistolpete
    January 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    I wish i was as confident as you with so many defenders missing i really cannot see Arsenal makeshift defence stopping Looney, Welbeck and Nanni, i hope i am wrong.

  2. piken79
    January 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    with whom are Arsenal going to win? 10 players injured, plus Wenger on starting Arshavin every game…who seems to do more harm to his team than good.

  3. j
    January 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    The mike dean trend against arsenal will go on.

  4. Tracydea
    January 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    With wenger starting djourou,miquel,arshavin +the mike deen thing, i expect 2 be hammered 3-1. Wenger should spend

  5. Yakubu Danazumi
    January 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Mike Dean again, this man dat hate arsenal with passion, hmmm.

  6. David18
    January 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    I agree that a 3-1 defeat could well be likely. Wenger will blame the referee, injuries, the opposition tactics & the Mayan Prophecy, refuse to countenance any new signings as they may kill the likes of Kieran Gibbs & Chamakh & at the end of the season when Europa League qualification is assured spend the money saved by Van Persie not signing a new contract to reward Diaby, Djourou & Walcott with 5 year 100K a week deals & the opportunity to sit on uncle Stan Kroenke’s lap.

  7. GunnerBoss
    January 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Now, we are favourites?

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