These are words that are likely to come back and bite me on the butt, but I really see little downside with the Gunners giving up one ball and make them my strongest bet of midweek.
They come here in very good shape, with seven straight wins and averaging three goals per game in every outing this season. Robin Van Persie and Thomas Vermaelen could hardly be in better form and will be ultra keen to impress returning to their homeland. RVP has scored in his last four games and has a lot ofcontacts at AZ, I suspect he will be very motivated to make it five from five tonight.
AZ have clearly regressed from last season and have already lost five times and the goals have dried up with just four in six starts, with only one point in the group games and facing a trip to the EmiratesStadium next, they will be forced to push forward here at some stage and that will play into the Gunners stength. Away win.
7.5 points Arsenal -1 ball 1.88 asian line.