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Arsenal and Man Utd aces boosted to score on opening day!

| 15.08.2014

On the eve of what promises to be another scintillating Premier League season, don’t miss the chance to back two of its potential protagonists to open their respective accounts at enhanced odds.

Only until midnight on the 15/08/14 Ladbrokes customers can get new Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney and Arsenal new boy Alexis Sanchez at 5/1, was 5/2, to both find the net on the opening day.

Wayne Rooney: Manchester United v Swansea

Who better to christen the Louis van Gaal-era at Old Trafford than the man the Dutchman has just handed the armband?

Even when all around him things were going pear-shaped last season Rooney was outstanding in a United shirt, scoring 17 Premier League goals – five more than strike partner Robin van Persie.

With the honour of the captaincy bestowed upon him, expect a fully charged-up Rooney who has the added incentive of having never scored against the Swans since their promotion three seasons ago.

The England striker notched five times in pre-season against some top opposition too, so he’s already honed his sights.

Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Arsenal’s capture of the Barcelona man is arguably the signing of the summer, as many other top clubs including Liverpool were after the Chile World Cup star.

Sanchez scored 21 times for the Catalan giants last season and took that goal-scoring form into the World Cup, where he bagged twice for Chile.

Although he didn’t get on the scoresheet in Arsenal’s thumping 3-0 Community Shield victory he appeared to have settled into the team.

Last season Sanchez got off the mark on the opening day as Barca thumped Levante 7-0 at the Camp Nou.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.