That is a little harsh I know, but the facts are that the bookies rate Arsenal’s chances of beating Man City in 90 minutes is rated at 17/4 by Ladbrokes, while the price of it actually snowing while the game is being played is only a 7/2 shot (14/4). Man City are hot favourites at 7/4. The draw is set at 4/1, which is still shorter than the price of it snowing!
A Ladbrokes spokesman said: “The odds suggest there’s more chance of snow falling during Sunday’s game than Arsenal beating City in 90 minutes, and at 25/1, we’re not completely ruling out the chances of the game being abandoned.”
Because there is snow forecast for the whole of London at the weekend, they are even offering 25/1 for the game to be abandoned or postponed.
The price on Arsenal may be worth taking, especially as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be back instead of the totally out-of-sorts Danny Welbeck, while Alexandre Lacazette has no chance of recovering from his injury. We will also welcome back Aaron ramsey, who scored a hat-trick in the last game he played, which was also his first ever game playing alongside Aubameyang and Mhkitaryan. If all three play as well as they did against Everton we could be giving Man City more problems than they are expecting.
Here is the full Arsenal squad that Wenger can choose from….
Ospina, Cech, Macey, Holding, Mustafi, Chambers, Monreal, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Elneny, Wilshere, Willock, Ramsey, Ozil, Iwobi, Welbeck, Aubameyang.