British football’s surprise scoring sensation over the past year, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, is a bigger price to notch away to Besiktas in his side’s Champions League play-off first leg, at 2/1, than he was to get off the mark at the Emirates against Crystal Palace in the Premier League last weekend.
Lack of home advantage accounts for the 30-cap Welshman going out in price relative to the Gunners win over the Eagles in north London, but the form Ramsey brings to the table makes him by some way the top pick to get on the scoresheet at the Vodafone Arena.
From the start of last season until the end of November 2013, Ramsey claimed a whopping tally of 15 goals in 25 games for club and country.
Injury curtailed his campaign after Christmas, with the 23-year-old missing 20 Arsenal matches between Boxing Day and the start of April, although he did make it 18 goals during 2013/14 with three in his last four fixtures, including the extra-time winner in Arsenal’s 3-2 FA Cup final win over Hull.
Ramsey would surely have bagged many more had he not spent a third of the campaign in the treatment room, and the midfield dynamo has already set out to beat what was by some way his best career haul thus far with two in two 2014/15 appearances.
The former Cardiff youth’s scoring blitz started in Istanbul, when he squeezed a strike in between Kieran Gibbs and Olivier Giroud efforts at this stage of Europe’s top competition last term at Fenerbahce.
Arsenal followed up that 3-0 win by triumphing 2-0 at home six days later, with Ramsey scoring in each half.
Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic will surely have marked Ramsey out as the dangerman judging by his performances against their near neighbours, who went on to reclaim the Turkish Super Lig title last term.
He might make you wait for it, as the Eagles found out at the weekend, but with centre-forward Giroud still likely to be ring rusty and new winger Alexis Sanchez yet to show what he can do in a red and white shirt, Ramsey is the best Arsenal scorer bet currently available.