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Roberto Martinez's side travel to the Emirates on Monday in good spirits, after yet another weekend winner, Adam Bate sees the on-form hosts monopolising the scoring here

Arsenal have the chance to hammer home their advantage in the race for a Champions League spot as they host Wigan at the Emirates Stadium on Monday evening.

The Gunners can move eight points clear of rivals Tottenham, who are in fourth, and will fancy their chances of doing just that given their stunning form.

Arsene Wenger’s men have won nine of their last 10 Premier League games, including five on the bounce at home. They are 1/4 (1.25) with Sportingbet to win here and that price reflects how impressive they have been in recent weeks.

However, Wigan will also be going into this one with their confidence sky high after stunning everyone by beating league leaders Manchester United on Wednesday.

An unlikely three wins in four games – after registering the same number of victories in the previous 26 – have lifted the Latics out of the drop zone.

You can back Roberto Martinez’s men to win here at 9/1 (10.0) with Sportingbet. The draw is available at 19/4 (5.75).

In the goalscorer markets, Robin van Persie is a predictable favourite. The Dutchman ended a four-game goalless run with a cheeky penalty to open the scoring at Wolves in midweek and will be looking to fill his boots here. Van Persie is 7/4 (2.75) with Sportingbet to net first in this one.

For Wigan, Victor Moses has had an improving season and just needs to add goals to become a real force in the game. He has netted twice in Wigan’s last six games and is a 14/1 (15.0) shot to get the opener here which could attract those looking for a longer shot, considering Wigan's improved form.

But the Bet of the Day in this one is to back only one team to score. Wigan have registered in their last seven away games and, while that may dissuade some punters, it does mean you can get a good price – and Arsenal are a tough opponent right now.

The Gunners have kept four clean sheets in their last five games – that is twice as many as they managed in their previous 13 and despite their injury list, they will make it tough for the visitors to register a goal.

Back one team only to score at 10/11 (1.91) with Sportingbet as your main bet in this one.

For the value bet, pick Walcott to score first at 4/1 (5.0) – he has seven goals in his last 17 games and will be a major threat in this game with his pace and renewed confidence giving the Wigan defence a serious test.


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BEST BET
VALUE BET
Only one team to score at 10/11 (1.91) with Sportingbet
Walcott first goalscorer at 4/1 (5.0) with Sportingbet

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Adam Bate is a professional freelance journalist who specialises in football and betting. He is editor of GhostGoal which can be found here - you can also follow Adam on Twitter

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