Alexis Sanchez’s early-season form has bailed Arsenal out of bother on numerous occasions already this season, scoring five of their last seven Premier League goals.
With his immaculately coiffed barnet, chiselled jaw line and appropriate initial, the Chilean is one pair of obscurely placed underpants away from resembling something of a South American Superman.
As a consequence of his scintillating form, it’s just 4/5 that he scores at any point of the Gunners game against Anderlecht this evening, with a price of 13/4 making him the favourite to open the scoring too.
But with the north Londoners as short as 9/25 to best the Belgian capital club for the second time in a fortnight, one of Sanchez’s contemporaries can emerge from their hiding place inside the ex-Barcelona man’s billowing cape and do the goal-getting in his stead.
Pinpointing who this will be, however, poses a difficult question.
Danny Welbeck, arguably the only other Gunner to have shone in the early exchanges of the campaign, is the obvious choice.
He’s even money to notch at any time, but there’s better value to be had delving a little deeper into the betting.
Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski are both likely to start on the bench against Anderlecht, but neither should be discounted at 6/5 to score in 90 minutes, nor at 19/4 to notch first for that matter.
With Walcott recovering from a long-term injury, Arsene Wenger is likely to be keen on giving him game time, while Podolski has been first change up front in recent weeks.
Both will probably emerge from the dugout at some stage and, when they do, they can take advantage of the Gunners’ new-found penchant for notching late in the day.
Seven of their last nine strikes fell after the 70-minute mark, while they’ve found the net four times in stoppage time across this sample.
One of these came via the boot of Podolski against Anderlecht in the corresponding collision; he’s 19/4 to repeat the feat and score last here.