For every 5-3 win at Chelsea, there has been a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves and Arsene Wenger must be frustrated by his team’s inability to string a series of victories together.
There is still a chance that the Gunners will be playing Champions League football next season, considering they are just five points behind Chelsea and victory looks to be on the cards this weekend.
The bookies aren’t prepared to take on Arsenal at home to Blackburn and the best odds you will get about the home side is 3/10 (Betfred free bets) which looks a little skinny considering that they have failed to win four of their league games at home.
The north London side were thwarted by Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday night, with that man Robin Van Persie twice denied by the woodwork, although the Dutchman stands every chance of hitting 20 for the season against Rovers and is a best price 14/5 (Unibet bookmaker) to break the deadlock.
You often need a little luck to win a football match and Steve Kean will have felt a strong sense of injustice on Wednesday night as his team were cruelly beaten 2-0 at home to Newcastle, a result which represented a major setback to their hopes of staying in the Premier League.
Even so, they have claimed victory at Old Trafford this season and also beat Arsenal 4-3 at Ewood Park in a pulsating encounter earlier in the season, with odds of 12/1 (Bet Victor – £50 free betting) that the visitors claim another famous win.
Yakubu was the chief architect of that win and the Nigerian remains suspended, with many punters likely to be interested in the 11/10 (Ladbrokes free bets) that Arsenal win this match without conceding.