Arsenal will be back in Premier League action on Sunday when they host Aston Villa at the Emirates and as usual, the pundits have been making their predictions.
It is an Arsenal win across the board for the pundits, though there is some significant differences in the predicted scoreline.
Sky Sports and former Gunner Charlie Nicholas is going with an entertaining game and reckons that Villa will find the back of the net twice, however, the Scot has Arsenal scoring a huge four times and goes with an Arsenal 4-2 win.
BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson not only thinks that Unai Emery’s men will win but has them keeping a clean sheet as well and predicts Arsenal to emerge the winners 2-0.
Former Liverpool ace Michael Owen does not do scorelines and just predicts outcomes and he is on the Arsenal bandwagon going for a home win tomorrow.
This is the first time that we have included Arsenal legend Ian Wright and unlike the other pundits, he does his predictions via video and has his former club winning 2-1.
OK, the much-derided BT Sports Supercomputer also goes with an Arsenal win but as usual opens itself up to ridicule with a 6-1 win for Arsenal, though it should be said, as I do every week, these predictions were made pre-season.
So, there you have, unanimous across the board for an Arsenal win which makes a change in attitude from the pundits who have hardly been backing the Gunners this season.
To be truthful it would have been a surprise if any of the pundits had gone with a Villa win, Arsenal are very strong at home and on the back of an impressive win over Eintracht Frankfurt midweek, they will enter this game fully confident of registering a comfortable home win.