Despite an impressive start to the Premier League season, many people doubted Arsenal's ability to produce the results when they came up against some of Europe's top sides in a run of games that included trips to Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United and home ties against Liverpool and Chelsea.
Although a second string Gunners side were no match for Chelsea in their Capital One Cup tie, Arsene Wenger will be delighted with the response his side gave to that defeat.
A comprehensive win over Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points and the guile they showed to deal Borussia Dortmund a killer blow in their midweek Champions League meeting means Arsenal go into Sunday's game against Manchester United as one of the form teams in Europe, let alone the country.
Betway are offering new customers who sign up through Goal an exclusive price of 7/1 (8.0) about Arsenal beating Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. Place a bet on Arsenal at the current price and if it wins then your winnings will be topped up to the equivalent of a 7/1 (8.0) winner.
That's over three times the price currently on offer for the Gunners to win (2/1). This offer is open to any new customer who signs up to Betway through Goal before Sunday's game kicks off at 4:10pm. New Betway customers will also receive a £20 free bet when depositing £10.
The home side are made the favourites at 5/4 (2.25) to claim a fifth victory in six games in all competitions but despite an upturn in recent form the question marks still remain over David Moyes' side, especially when they face other top level opposition.
Recent wins over Norwich, Fulham and Stoke City will do little to convince doubters who have already seen United beaten by Liverpool, Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion this season. The draw is a 12/5 (3.40) chance with Betway.
It's not just in Europe where Arsenal have produced impressive displays on the road, they are yet to lose away from the Emirates Stadium this season in the Premier League and have scored at least twice in four of their five away games thus far.
That statistic must be a concern for David Moyes, who has seen his United side keep just one clean sheet in their last eight Premier League matches, particularly as that was against relegation threatened Crystal Palace, the joint-lowest scorers in the division.
That Manchester United defence will have to contend with the in-form goalscoring duo of Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey, who have both looked rejuvenated in the Gunners set up this campaign.
Giroud has shown the goalscoring touch that convinced Arsene Wenger that he was the man to replace Robin van Persie when he left for Manchester United last season, having notched five league goals in 10 games so far but it is the form of Ramsey which has been the most eye-catching this season.
The 22-year-old Wales international found the net in his last two matches which has taken his tally for the season to 11 goals in all competitions. Ramsey can be backed at 10/1 (11.0) to open the scoring at Old Trafford or 3/1 (4.0) to score at anytime. Giroud is a 7/4 (2.75) chance to find the net in 90 minutes while Mesut Ozil can be backed at 3/1 (4.0) in the same market.
Given Arsenal's current form and the doubts over Manchester United, the 7/1 (8.0) on offer from Betway looks like a great option for any new customers looking to potentially profit from what should be an entertaining match on Sunday afternoon, as well as claiming a £20 free bet.
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Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast