Arsenal are going for their tenth win in a row today at the Emirates and coincidentally we are also going for our tenth home win in a row against them as well. The stats also tell us that in our nine-game winning run we have averaged three goals per game so we should be confident we can continue our run of banging in goals consistently tomorrow night.
Paul Merson (for a change) is predicting we will win and score goals as well. “Nine wins in a row is some going at any standard of football,” Merson told Sky Sports. “The confidence must be really high at Arsenal.
“There have been games they shouldn’t have won to be honest but they rode their luck and come through the other side.”
“The thing is Arsenal, with the forward line they have, will always score goals. I watched Leicester against Everton and I just can’t see how Arsenal won’t score goals. Everton caused them so many problems at the back.
“Arsenal will let in goals, there’s no getting away from that, but you’d expect them to get a few on Monday. If they get three against Leicester that will be enough.”
To be honest, I hate it when we are overconfident as that is when we usually become unstuck, but maybe the Emery effect is changing our complacency.
I have just had a look and the price for Arsenal to win and both teams to score is 2.60. That seems like extremely good odds to me!