Our man-in-the-know is expecting Arsenal to make a strong start against the Latics and is tipping Arsène Wenger’s side to finally break Wigan’s impressive resistance in recent games and secure a comprehensive victory.
Walcott has played a key role in helping Arsenal to overhaul Tottenham and place the Gunners in pole position to secure third place this term. The England winger has enjoyed a resurgence since his two goals against Spurs at the Emirates back in February. He has three goals in his last four games, he scored against Wigan a couple of seasons ago – and 8/5 for him to net at any time on Monday is definitely worth a punt.
Arsenal have won nine of their last 10 league games in a run which has seen the Gunners surge up the table. Wenger’s side have started strongly in recent matches and they have been winning at half-time and full-time in four of their last five games. And the same to happen against Wigan on Monday is a value bet at 4/6.
There have been over 2.5 goals in 10 of Wigan’s last 11 away games, while eight of Arsenal’s last 10 games have featured at least three goals. This fixture traditionally produces goals – so over 2.5 goals between the Gunners and Wigan is a solid shout at 1/2.
Wenger’s side defensive woes at the start of the season are now nothing more than an unpleasant memory – the Gunners conceded 14 goals in their opening four games, including the 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford. Arsenal have managed to keep a clean sheet in four of their last five games – and the Tipster is backing Arsenal to beat Wigan without conceding at 21/20 on Monday night.
Robin van Persie has been in superb form for Arsenal this season, scoring 27 goals in 33 league games. The 28-year-old scored his first goal in four games against Wolverhampton Wanderers from the spot on Wednesday night. And Arsenal’s last three games against Wigan at The Emirates have averaged three goals, so the Tipster’s long-range effort for this edition is for Van Persie to score and the Gunners to win 3-0 at the more-than-tempting odds of 9/1.
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