Community Shield Betting Special: Back Alexis Sanchez to get off the mark for Arsenal

Phil Kitromilides believes the Chilean's recent record of scoring on big occasions makes the price of 2/1 for him to find net at any time well worthy of consideration
This season's Community Shield should be an entertaining encounter and if Manchester City's recent appearances in the fixture are anything to go by it should see plenty of goals.

The Blues' last two clashes saw them lift the trophy in 2012 defeating Chelsea 3-2 while in 2011 they lost to Manchester United by the same scoreline.

Manuel Pellegrini has four top quality strikers at his disposal in Alvaro Negredo, Segio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic, and between them they should be able to guarantee goals.

Certainly in pre-season it has been Jovetic who has caught the eye with five goals in three games.

The Montenegro international is offered at 7/4 (2.75) with bet365 to get on the scoresheet once more and at 6/1 (7.00) to net first.

Leading the betting are Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko priced at 4/1 (5.00) and 5/1 (6.00) respectively to open the scoring while the lowest priced Arsenal player is Olivier Giroud at 6/1 (7.00).

Meannwhile, star summer signing Alexis Sanchez is offered at 13/2 (7.50) to be the first goalscorer while the price of 2/1 (3.00) for him to net at any time looks intriguing.

Over the last year Sanchez has scored in some massive games, including twice at the World Cup, in the title deciding match between Barcelona and Atletico as well as the winner in a Clasico and twice when Chile met England at Wembley in a friendly.

In short he has shown himself to be a player for the big stage, and he will be desperate to get off to a scoring start in an Arsenal shirt; 2/1 (3.00) seems quite simply a great price for him to score at any time at Wembley.

Alexis Sanchez to score at any time at 2/1 (3.00) for a 2.5pt stake with bet365

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