If they needed anything to fire them up, then a fixture against rivals Tottenham Hotspur will no doubt get their pulses racing again. Spurs, like Arsenal, suffered a European setback in midweek, after losing their first leg of their Europa League quarter final 3-1 to Benfica at home, which gives them a mountain to climb ahead of the return fixture in Lisbon.
Tim Sherwood's side are currently on a woeful run of form, losing four of their last six matches. Before their defeat against Benfica, Spurs were soundly beaten 4-0 by Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
With pressure mounting on Sherwood and the whole Tottenham squad, a win against Arsenal would be priceless for the whole club. Bet365 price them at 19/10 (2.90) to take all three points.
Arsenal put up a fight midweek away at Bayern Munich, but a poor first leg had left them with too much to do and little chance of qualification.
With some poor results on the road in the league against Stoke and Liverpool, the derby is a perfect opportunity to turn round their fortunes and keep pressure on the top two, Chelsea and Liverpool. Bet365 price them at 11/8 (2.38) to win, with the same firm pricing the draw at 23/10 (3.30).
The Gunners and Arsene Wenger have a fantastic record against Spurs this season and in recent years, winning four of the last five meetings, including twice already this term without conceding a goal.
With Spurs currently in a rut of form and confidence low in the camp, it's tough to see past Arsenal taking all three points in this fixture. The price of 11/8 (2.38) looks like a solid bet with bet365, with Wenger keen to get another one over their North London rivals.
|Arsenal to win at 11/8 (2.38) for 1.5pts with bet365