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Super scorer Sanchez can help Arsenal gun down Swans

| 09.11.2014

Arsenal have won three of their last four fixtures in all competitions against Swansea City, losing none, and are therefore terrific 23/20 chances to beat them again.

Two of their previous five meetings, meanwhile, were 2-2 draws, so you can take fantastic odds of 14/1 for that scoreline again, or 12/5 just for a share of the spoils.

Both Swansea and Arsenal have started the Premier League season well, getting 15 and 17 points respectively from their opening 10 games. The Gunners have won their last two, while the Swans gained a creditable draw away to Everton last time out, but the latter have just one victory in their previous seven matches.

Swansea did beat the north Londoners as recently as 2012, and at the Emirates, though are unfavoured with Coral to defeat them again at 5/2.

Arsene Wenger’s side sure love to leave it late this season, having scored a total of five goals in the 90th minute, more than any other side in the Premier League. Summer signing Alexis Sanchez has been Arsenal’s star man this term, and he is a 4/1 chance to net last, and the same price for the opener.

The Chilean attacker, who joined from Barcelona, has made an immediate impact for Wenger’s men, getting 11 goals in his last 13 games in all competitions. Sanchez also has five in his previous three league games, and is, therefore, a tempting 5/1 chance to score two or more, or evens in the anytime market.

Theo Walcott may join Sanchez in attack, having come through the last 10 minutes against Burnley unscathed after a long spell out with a serious knee injury. It is likely, though, that he will start from the bench again, despite getting a recall for England, but is a 6/4 chance to net anytime, and 11/2 to get the last goal.

Danny Welbeck will also be looking to get back on the scoresheet, having managed just two in nine Premier League appearances for both former side Manchester United and the Gunners this term. He is 6/5 in the anytime market.

Garry Monk will be hoping to rely on his own star striker Wilfried Bony, who netted the opener against Arsenal last season at the Emirates. The Ivorian, who has four goals in 10 Premier League matches this term, is an 11/2 chance to do strike first again, and 6/4 to score anytime.

Jonjo Shelvey misses out for Swansea due to suspension, but Jordi Amat and Dwight Tiendalli are in contention. For Arsenal, meanwhile, Mikel Arteta is the only new injury worry, with Jack Wilshere available again.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.