Never since the arrival of Arsene Wenger have Arsenal finished outside of the top four in the Premier League, but that record is under threat perhaps like never before this term, with the Gunners currently sitting in fifth position.
However, unlike rivals Tottenham and Chelsea, who are both in the latter stages of the Europa League – the Blues are also in the semi-final of the FA Cup – Wenger’s men have their full attention on league matters.
Next up for the Arsenal is a trip to the Hawthorns this weekend to take on a West Brom side that have had an impressive season under the stewardship of Steve Clarke in his first managerial role, and they will be eager to end the campaign in the top half.
It’s the visitors who have been priced as favourites for the win at 87/100, with the draw at 5/2 and a third home success in a row for the Baggies available at 3/1.
Before placing your bets on the game, take the following stats into consideration:
10 – Arsenal have found the net in both halves in exactly one third of their league games this season. It’s 7/4 for them to do so on Saturday.
13 – It may come as a surprise to some, but Arsenal have the fourth-best defensive record in the league and boast the tightest defence away from home having conceded just 13 goals in 15 games on their travels. It’s 39/20 for West Brom to fire a blank.
15 – The Baggies have conceded first in 15 of their 31 league matches so far this season. The Gunners can be backed at 67/100 to open proceedings.
23 – The number of times Wenger’s men have won the second half of their games in all competitions this season, including their last four. They look a great price at 13/10 to repeat the trick once again this weekend.
76 – No side has scored more times than the Gunners in the final 15 minutes of league games this season. They have bagged 15 goals after the 76th minute and can be backed at 13/20 to score the last goal of the game.