Champions League week inevitably means price boosts are back in town. This time around it’s Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez who is enhanced to set the Emirates scoreboard in motion at home to Galatasaray.
The former Barcelona forward’s odds to net the first goal of the game against the Turkish visitors have swelled from 9/2 to 5/1.
There are plenty of reasons to get right behind the Chilean to turn your hard-earned pound into half a dozen too.
First and foremost the Chilean has hit the ground sprinting since swapping the Camp Nou for north London, finding the scoresheet more times than any other Gunner this season.
Alexis has now hit the onion bag four times in his last five starts for Arsene Wenger’s side, with three of those coming in front of the Emirates crowd.
The fleet-footed forward was also rested for the gruelling Premier League grudge match against Tottenham for the best part of 65 minutes on Saturday, so his legs should be among the freshest on display.
Furthermore three of his four strikes in Arsenal colours thus far have been first-blood-drawing efforts, including against Turkish opposition in this competition this season when his solitary strike helped see off Besiktas in the qualifying-stage second leg.
After a damaging loss in Dortmund last time out the onus is firmly with the Gunners to take the game to an out-of-form Galatasaray side.
The Gunners are 4/7 to kick-start their European venture with a vital three points.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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