The North Londoners were left shell shocked after Chelsea scored three goals within the opening 17 minutes, having been reduced to 10 men after Kieran Gibbs was wrongfully sent off.
Swansea also come into this game off the back of a defeat, with Everton beating them 3-2 at Goodison Park. Garry Monk's men are on a horrible run of form at the moment, going eight games without a win, losing five of those matches.
This run has seen the Swans slip to 16th in the league, only four points above the relegation places and they will be nervously looking over their shoulders for the next few weeks unless results improve. William Hill price them at 6/1 (7.00) to beat Arsenal.
The Gunners have been strong at home this season, remaining unbeaten since Aston Villa beat them in their first home game of the campaign. Wenger's men have won 10 of their last 13 league games at the Emirates, demolishing Sunderland last time out 4-1. William Hill price them at 4/9 (1.44), with the same firm pricing the draw at 17/5 (4.40).
With Arsenal's hopes of the title slipping away after defeat at the weekend, they desperately need to win this match against Swansea to keep up the pressure on Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea, who all now reside above them. With the outright price a little too skinny to touch, it's worth looking elsewhere for value.
Swansea have been leaking goals of late, conceding 13 goals in their last 5 games. The Swans are desperately low in confidence, and despite Arsenal's heavy loss at the weekend, they should have enough to rub salt into Swansea's wounds.
The price of 8/5 (2.60) of Arsenal scoring over 2.5 goals seems to offer value with William Hill and is certainly worth investing in. This bet also would have paid out in the Gunners last two matches at home.
|Arsenal to score over 2.5 goals at 8/5 (2.60) 2pts with William Hill
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