Arsenal had a shaky start to the season but their recent performances suggest, they’re on their way back to the top four and what better way is there to stamp the return by beating arch rivals Chelsea at Stamford bridge this weekend.
The Gunners are marching up the table and they would like to make it five wins on the trot in all competitions by beating a Chelsea side without Didier Drogba – he will miss this match due to suspension.
Drogba has scored 13 goals in 14 appearances against Arsenal in all competitions and their record against Chelsea with him playing is W1 D3 L10.
However when he has not played Arsenal have won two, drawn one and lost none!
That’s a very interesting stat and makes the 6 on offer with Betfred and Victor Chandler about a victory for Arsene Wenger’s boys look a very tempting punt – especially given the current form of one Robin van Persie.
The Dutch striker is simply too hot handle at the moment and has now scored an incredible 25 goals in 26 Premier League appearances in 2011.
He also scored two when the Gunners last won away at Chelsea back in November 2008, and given his current form there must be a good chance of history repeating itself.
I am not suggesting that he is a “good thing” to score two, but if Arsenal are to win this then he is the one most likely to inspire them and at 3.3 with Boylesports to score anytime during the 90 minutes he looks overpriced and a great bet.
In what looks sure to be a very hard fought London derby it would be no surprise to see both sides score, but don’t be fooled into thinking that all is lost if Arsenal go behind.
They have actually beaten Chelsea six times after falling behind to the Blues in the Premier League, while the Pensioners have only come back to win once after trailing against the Gunners.
I fancy Arsenal to win 2-1 and that can be backed at a massive looking 21 with Betfred.