Betting Spy: Battle of the dodgy defences at Arsenal

Grant Prior 8 years ago
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Game of the weekend takes place at the Emirates early on Saturday evening where Arsenal take on Man Utd in the battle of the dodgy back fours.

This won’t be one for defensive purists as it features two sides who have already shipped 27 goals between them this season.

To make things worse for Louis van Gaal, Marcos Rojo is definitely out while there are also doubts surrounding Rafael, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw.

Over in the Arsenal camp Nacho Monreal is still being used as an emergency centre half while Per Mertesacker looks more statuesque by the week.

The old “one-nil to the Arsenal” chant doesn’t get much of an airing these days. And I can’t see that changing on Saturday.

The game should be full of goals but the bookies are on to that with some pretty skinny prices about big scorelines.

Instead let’s take advantage of a Paddy Power offer which will give you your money back as a free bet if you back Arsenal or Man Utd to win and the match ends in a draw.

With that in mind I’m keen on an Arsenal win at 6/5 safe in the knowledge that I’ll get my stake back as a free bet if it’s a draw.

Only a Man Utd win can do our dough and I have a gut feeling the Arsenal defence will be the best of a bad bunch.

Up-front the Gunners have Alexis Sanchez who is in red-hot form while Robin Van Persie looks a shadow of his former self and Wayne Rooney only seems to score in an England shirt.

So Arsenal it is but be prepared for a few scares on the way to the payout window.

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Running Total for all bets this season to a £10 stake: £-12.50

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