Arsenal have won 18 of their 20 outings since the New Year’s Day defeat to Southampton, yet they still appear to have little chance of claiming the league title.
Chelsea remain ten points clear of the Gunners with six games to play and are just 1/100 to inherit Manchester City’s Premier League trophy at the end of term.
However, while overhauling Jose Mourinho’s men in the points standings seems an impossible task, besting the Blues and City in the scoring charts remains a viable aim.
Last season City did the league title/top-scorers double bagging a division-high 102 strikes to hold off a Luis Suarez-inspired Liverpool.
They lead the way once more in 2014/15 albeit on a rather more modest 67 goals, with Chelsea next on 65 and Arsenal third, having found the net 63 times.
The Sky Blues are 23/20 favourites for top-gun status, with Chelsea 7/4 and the Gunners 3/1, yet it’d be no surprise to see the outsiders of the trio hold sway come the end of May.
Both Arsenal and their London rivals have a game in hand over the Citizens, meaning 90 minutes more in which the to fill their boots and feather their nests.
Meanwhile City, for all they returned to winning ways against West Ham last time out, are still in dire form and had to be gifted one of their two net-bulgers at the Etihad.
Manuel Pellegrini’s sickly outgoing Champions are sitting ducks for a more in-form side to blaze past them in a cloud of goals.
When it comes to Arsenal and Chelsea there can be little doubt as to which side is in better form, with the majority of the latter’s recent victories deeply unconvincing.
Winning ugly lands you leagues, but it doesn’t get you top-scoring team accolades and the Blues have struggled to cut loose without Diego Costa.
Instead the kindness of opposition goalkeepers has played its part during their recent four-match streak, with Robert Green and Asmir Begovic culpable of assists.
Arsenal have scored 24 goals to Chelsea’s 14 over their respective last ten league games, meaning they average one strike an outing more than their top-gun rivals during that period.
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