Arsenal target season revival with a win over Bolton

If you someone told you at the start of the campaign that Arsenal’s game against Bolton would have more to do with the bottom of the table rather than the top you would have thought they were stark raving mad.

But the worst start since the 1953-54 season means that the Gunners currently sit in 17th position the in Premiership league table, and this clash has become a must win game.

Arsene Wenger will be eager to get the Gunners back on track and playing with confidence, and this looks a gilt edge opportunity for them to bag a vital three points.

They are generally 1.44 shots for victory, and the stats suggest that is exactly what they will get.

Arsenal have won nine and lost none of the 12 Premier League home games against Bolton, with the Trotters last league win in north London coming back in January 1962.

Bolton have also conceded 13 goals in the opening five games of the season, and a back on song Arsenal attack would surely be able to wreak havoc among their defence

Although they had come to come from behind to beat Shrewsbury in the Carling Cup in midweek, there were plenty of positives in the performance and the win will surely have provided a much needed confidence boost.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was outstanding in midweek, could be the value in the first goal scorer market at 10 with Paddy Power if Wenger decides to give him a start.

Robin van Persie, who needs just two goals to reach his century for the Gunners , is the obvious one to net the opener and is a 4.2 chance with Victor Chandler.

For those who like to play in the correct score markets, it’s worth bearing in mind that Arsenal have conceded more goals than any other Premier League club.

They definitely need to tighten up at the back, but they have managed to keep clean sheets in 8 of their last 12 games at the Emirates.

Therefore split stakes on a 2-0 victory at 7.5 with bet365 and Paddy Power, and 2-1 at a 8.5 with bet365 looks a sensible way to play.

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