Betting Preview: Oestersunds v Arsenal: Back the Gunners not to keep a clean sheet

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Arsene Wenger’s men have let in goals in all their last six outings and might struggle to keep it clean against ‎Graham Potter’s side

Arsenal make a trip to the Jamtkraft Arena to lock horns with Oestersunds for the first leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie on Thursday night as they look to return to winning ways.

The Gunners’ aim for a top-four finish in the Premier League suffered a huge blow after they went down to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, no thanks to Harry Kane’s lone strike.

They qualified for this stage of the competition after finishing on the top of the Group H with 13 points and racked in 13 goals.

They will leave no stone unturned in their quest to secure the Europa League title which will secure their place in the Champions League next season.

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Though, they will be without Olivier Giroud who scored three goals in the group stage having joined Chelsea in the January transfer window.

The Emirates Stadium outfit will also miss the service of Alexandre Lacazette - who was injured in their last game as well as record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is cup tied. Nevertheless, they will still be expected to cruise to victory at the odds of (1.50) with Bet365.

A chance for both sides sharing the spoils at the end of 90 minutes is available at the price of (4.60).

For Oestersunds, they thrashed Trelleborg 3-0 in Friday’s Swedish Cup clash thus ending a three-game winless run.

However, they will have to be solid in defence and sharp in attack for a chance to turn the table against their visitors at the price of (7.00) according to the same betting outfit.

Though both sides have not met previously, considering the importance of this game to Arsene Wenger’s men, punters who are bold can back them at odds of (1.11) to avoid defeat in the outing.

Oestersunds v Arsenal

Arsenal have scored 12 goals in their last five encounters and the bookmakers are offering (1.72) for over 2.5 goals to surface in the duel.

Arsenal have shipped in nine goals in their last six engagements and Bet365 is putting up (1.66) for them not to keep a clean sheet in the tie. It is worth knowing that this bet has paid off in their last five games.

*Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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