Arsenal vs Southampton: Giroud paying 10/11 to emulate Gunners legends [Betting Preview & Match Facts]
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Arsenal to win:
Bet365, Skybet & William Hill are offering the best odds of 4/11 for the Gunners to win at home
Bet365 & Williamhill are offering the best odds of 4/1
Southampton to win:
Skybet & Bet365 are offering the best odds of 15/2 for Southampton to win at the Emirates.
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allArsenal’s Special Bet365 pick: Anytime goalscorer: Olivier Giroud – 10/11
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Former Gunners legends Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry AND Robin van Persie all scored their first Premier League goals for Arsenal against Southampton, can Giroud become the next Arsenal striking legend and emulate the greats by opening his account this weekend? Yes!
Southampton have allowed their opponents more shots on target against them than any other team (19).
See below for more match facts
Pro’s opinion – Peter Nordsted
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Arsenal 2 Southampton 0
Arsenal have allowed their opponents the joint-fewest shots on target in the Premier League (7).
Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in each of their opening three league games for the first time since 1924/25.
Kelvin Davis has saved the last three penalties he has faced in the PL – vs Man Utd and Man City this season, and Aston Villa (May 2006).
Rickie Lambert has scored against both Man Utd and Man City this season. Only Defoe and Crouch managed this in the PL 11/12.
Southampton have dropped the most points from winning positions this season (6).
Santi Cazorla has set up the joint-most scoring chances for team-mates from open play along with Park Ji-Sung (10).
More Match Facts
Arsenal recovered more points from winning positions than any other team in the 2011-12 Premier League (24).
The Gunners have won none of their last four Premier League home games. The last time they went five without a win on home soil was in 1995 in the run up to George Graham’s sacking.
Arsenal scored a divisional high nine goals from counter attacks last season, have already had more shots following fast breaks this term (4) and scored their first goal via a counter.
Stats from opta/Uk Eurosport