Can Arsenal gun down the Blues

Arsenal travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend to take on arch rivals Chelsea, and at first glance the stats suggest that they will struggle to bag all three points.
 
But Chelsea will be without the suspended Didier Drogba, and that is a key stat which makes the 6 on offer with Betfred and Victor Chandler  about a victory for the Gunners look a very tempting bet.
 
He has scored 13 goals in 14 appearances against Arsenal in all competitions and their record against Chelsea with him playing is W1 D3 L10.
 
However when he has not played Arsenal have won two, drawn one and lost none!
 
Ok, Arsenal have won none of their last eight away Premier League matches but what better way is there to put that right than by beating Chelsea on their own patch.
 
The Gunners current losing run on the road is there worst since 1992, and they have not gone nine without a win since April 1988.
 
However they are now marching up the table after  winning their last 3 games in the league and in Robin van Persie have a striker that is simply in the form of his life.
 
The Dutch striker is simply too hot handle at the moment and has now scored an incredible 25 goals in 26 Premier League appearances in 2011.
 
He also scored two when the Gunners last won away at Chelsea back in November 2008, and given his current form there must be a good chance of history repeating itself.
 
At 3.3 with Boylesports to score anytime during the 90 minutes he looks overpriced and a terrific bet.
 
In what looks sure to be a very hard fought London derby it would be no surprise to see both sides score, but who scores first will not necessarily determine the final outcome.
 
Arsenal have actually beaten Chelsea six times after falling behind to the Blues in the Premier League, while the Pensioners have only come back to win once after trailing against the Gunners.
 
Given Drogba’s absence, I fancy Arsenal to win 2-1 and that can be backed at a tasty looking 21 with Betfred.

 

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