West Brom vs Arsenal – Gunners will keep pressure on United

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It’s been an absolutely miserable couple of weeks for Arsenal – they’ve been dumped out of the Carling Cup, the Champions League and the FA Cup.

But their quest for the Premier League is still very much on following consecutive defeats for Manchester United against Chelsea and Liverpool. And Arsenal should maintain the pressure on Sir Alex Ferguson’s side with a win against West Bromwich Albion this Saturday.

The Gunners are 8/11 favourites for this game despite winning just two of their last seven games in all competitions and having lost to the Baggies at the Emirates once already this season.

Arsene Wenger’s side may be missing several key players, including Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott and Robin van Persie but, with the Gunners boasting the best away record in the Premier League, they should still have more than enough to overcome Roy Hodgson’s side.

However, Arsenal have been shaky at the back this season to say the least, while the Baggies have the second worst defence in the division.

With a total of 31 goals scored in the games between these sides in the Premier League era (an average of 3.4 goals a game) this looks set to be a high scoring affair.

Backing Arsenal to win at 8/11 is a very decent price anyway, but value can be added by backing over 2.5 goals at the same price. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, over 3.5 goals is currently 7/4 and may be worth backing.

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