Arsenal’s hour of need is fast approaching with the Gunners facing a must-win match with Chelsea’s recent conquerors Newcastle United that could well be decided by the goalscoring efforts of one man and one man only – Alexis Sanchez.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Arsene Wenger’s side have been carried by the Chilean at times this season with a tally of 14 goals in just 23 games for the north London club underlining his importance so far this term.
Without him, Arsenal would be nowhere near the top four but if they are to turn their current stop-start campaign around with victory over the Toon then another great goalscoring effort from the ex-Barcelona man may be required.
And ahead of kick-off Ladbrokes is upping the ante further on the Chilean with a price boost offer you don’t want to miss out on.
Back Sanchez to score first against Newcastle with the bookmaker and you can take advantage of a tempting price of 9/2, boosted from the previous price of 7/2.
The Chilean scored the only goal of the game the last time the Gunners took to the field at the Emirates in the Premier League and has already opened the scoring against Burnley, Sunderland, Hull and Leicester at home in the top-flight this term.
Arsenal, meanwhile, head into this match with a fine track record of success against Newcastle, having won each of the previous five meetings between the two teams.
Alan Pardew has never masterminded a win for the Toon in north London with Arsenal scoring the first goal in each of their previous four meetings with the Magpies.
Newcastle have also shipped a whopping 10 goals in their last two games against Wenger’s team at north London and with Sanchez in this kind of form, the flow of goals look unlikely to change.
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