Will Wenger trust Henry and RVP to start against Swansea?
Winning at Swansea has proved a bridge too far for most teams this season, but Arsenal are 1.8 shots with bet365 to bag all three points on Sunday and get back into the premiership top four.
The Gunners trail fourth-placed Chelsea by one point after losing 2-1 to Fulham in their last league start, but regained some confidence with a 1-0 win over Leeds in the FA Cup thanks to a goal from Thierry Henry.
Whether the on-loan Frenchman will make his first league start for the club in five years remains to be seen as Arsene Wenger can confirmed that Robin van Persie will be making the coach trip down to Wales.
The flying Dutchman has scored 17 of Arsenal’s 36 goals this season and since he has been rested Arsenal have looked to be lacking badly in front of goal.
But given that Swansea have a good home record and only one side – Manchester United – have managed to secure three points on their own patch this season he will surely be in the starting X1.
Chances for Arsenal are likely to be few and far between judge’s on Swansea’s performances in front of their own fans, and van Persie is the one player who can be relied upon to take an opportunity that presents itself.
bet365 also go 1.91 about him scoring anytime and I would suggest backing him in both markets to hopefully secure a profit.
Henry is a 6.5 chance to net the first goalscorer market, but I can’t see Wenger wanting to play both him and Van Persie together upfront.
I think the Gunners will prove too strong for the Swans and grab a narrow vital victory.