Arsene Wenger’s team might have dug deep to produce a 3-2 victory after trailing by two goals against Aston Villa on Sunday, although the Gunners are yet to claim a Premier League victory in 2012 and it is easy to see this winless run continuing after Wednesday’s game.
Bolton might have lost eight of their eleven home games in the league this term, although there are signs that Wanderers are finally getting their act together, recently beating Liverpool 3-1 and following this up with a 2-1 FA Cup win over Swansea City which puts them into the fifth round.
Winning games breeds confidence and odds of 9/2 (Stan James – £150 free bets) look mighty generous based on Arsenal’s poor recent away form which saw them concede three times against Swansea.
Kevin Davies is unable to get a look into the first team at the moment, with Owen Coyle preferring David Ngog to spearhead the attack, although Chris Eagles has looked the most threatening player in recent games and the former Burnley winger is a 16/1 chance to break the deadlock against Arsenal.
Naturally, Robin Van Persie is a heavy favourite to open the scoring and the Dutchman continued his incredible season by landing a brace against Aston Villa. He is a 3/1 chance with bet365 to set Arsenal on their way and potentially back in the hunt for a place in the Premier League top four.