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Stoke v Arsenal: Sanchez still the best option in a narrow Gunners win

| 06.12.2014

Arsenal head to the Britannia looking to end a run of four games without a win against Stoke on their own turf and with the Potters in the midst of a mini-crisis of confidence, the Gunners could well end up doing just that.

Arsene Wenger’s charges are the 19/20 favourites for victory over a Stoke side that have lost three Premier League games on the trot, including their last home fixture against lowly Burnley.

Ladbrokes is offering a tempting 14/5 on a home win here with the draw available at 5/2 with the bookmaker but ahead of what is sure to be a tasty encounter, given the history between the two teams, we’ve picked out three great bets to help you enjoy proceedings even more.

Alexis Sanchez to score and Arsenal to win @ 9/4

With statistics showing that the Gunners would be a lowly 14th without the goals and assists of the Chilean, it’s difficult to argue against the former Barcelona man finding the net here, having scored a late winner last time out against Southampton.

Arguably the best player in the Premier League at present, Sanchez has scored a sensational nine goals in just 13 top-flight outings and has scored exactly seven goals over his last seven games in the division. If he finds the net here, it will most likely be in a Gunners win.

Arsenal to win by a one goal margin @ 27/10

While not quite the old refrain of “One nil to the Arsenal”, the Gunners have made a habit of winning games in the Premier League by a single goal margin, with their two most recent victories coming one goal.

And when you factor in that each of Stoke’s last three defeats have come a gap of a solitary strike, the omens are all pointing towards the same result here.

Jon Walters to score anytime @ 31/10

Stoke may have been in poor form of late but one man who has started to find his bearing in front of goal is Jon Walters, with the Republic of Ireland international netting two goals in the Potters’ last four games.

As the club’s penalty-taker-in-chief he looks the best bet to find the net at anytime here and perhaps even spoil Arsenal’s away-day party.

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

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.