The subject of widespread recent speculation over his future at the Emirates Stadium, Al Hain-Cole expects Alexis Sanchez to prove his worth again
With speculation over his future at the club mounting, Alexis Sanchez will be looking to underline his importance to Arsenal when Manchester City visit the Emirates Stadium for Sunday’s Premier League clash.
The Gunners’ top scorer with 18 goals from 25 league starts, Sanchez is dabblebet’s 17/4 (5.25) favourite to open the scoring for the home side, and priced at 23/20 (2.15) to strike anytime. With six goals to his name in his last eight appearances, those odds certainly seem generous on the Chile international proving the hero yet again.
Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud offers a handy plan B for Arsene Wenger’s men considering he has hit the net in four previous encounters with the Citizens, and can be backed at 13/10 (2.30) to get on the scoresheet once more.
With four goals to his name in his last four appearances against this opposition, Theo Walcott could provide a different kind of threat to the visiting defence and is on offer at 2/1 (3.00) to deliver yet again.
Having scored his first Premier League goal in almost a year in the 3-1 defeat at Liverpool, ex-Manchester United man Danny Welbeck is available at 21/10 (3.10) to come back to haunt his former local rivals here.
After grabbing a crucial equaliser against Liverpool with his seventh goals in seven club appearances last time out, Sergio Aguero is a clear 16/5 (4.20) favourite to break the deadlock for Pep Guardiola’s men at the other end of the pitch, and 17/20 (1.85) to score anytime.
The Argentina international is likely to be joined by Raheem Sterling 2/1 (3.00) and Leroy Sane 23/10 (3.30) in a lively frontline, both of whom provided the goals in their side’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal back in December.
Although usually more of a playmaker than goal-scorer, David Silva was on the scoresheet in both matches for Spain over the international break, and can be backed at 11/4 (3.75) to carry that hot streak into his club form by finding the net for the fourth game against Arsenal.