Arsenal landed zero points from their opening two Premier League games, and then accrued 18 from their next six, setting up an interesting clash with former champions Leicester City on Monday night.
It has helped them reach the lofty heights of fourth place and Unai Emery would surely take that with both hands come the end of his first season at the Emirates, considering that would see the Gunners back in the Champions League.
Arsenal are hot favourites to continue the winning habit on Monday night, with BetVictor offering 8/15 that they claim another maximum haul, against a Leicester City team who currently sit 10th in the Premier League standings.
The north London side have beaten West Ham, Everton and Watford in previous home encounters and all of these victories have come when being level at the break, with William Hill chalking up 7/2 that Draw HT Arsenal FT cops for the fourth home match running.
Leicester are the 11/2 outsiders with Unibet although they did triumph at Newcastle in their last away match and have the players to cause Arsenal some difficulties at the back, including Jamie Vardy.
The former England striker is on penalty duty for the Foxes and he’s 7/1 with Paddy Power to break the deadlock, although there’s little doubt that the most popular First Goalscorer bet for this clash will be wearing a red-and-white shirt.
Alexandre Lacazette is a 9/2 poke with Ladbrokes to be the first name on the scoresheet, with the Frenchman enjoying a renaissance under Emery, after an underwhelming first campaign which saw him effectively replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the team.
If you’re buying into the narrative that lots of goals will be scored, then you could do worse than have a small bet on Arsenal winning this game by a 4-2 scoreline. After all, they clicked into gear at Craven Cottage to the extent where the Gunners were able to score five goals.
BetVictor offer 35/1 about that particular outcome, with Arsenal bidding to land their 10th consecutive victory in all competitions, although the bubble will eventually have to burst and sometimes the international break can disrupt a team’s momentum.
This Arsenal side haven’t taken long to develop an attacking instinct under Emery although they are far from watertight in defence and we’re happy to get with them along with both teams scoring, something that has been chalked up favourably at 7/4 with Ladbrokes.
After all, Leicester have shown defensive frailties on more than one occasion this term, ceding two goals at home to Everton fairly recently and also shipping four times at Bournemouth when the floodgates really opened.
Unibet have 62/17 that the game ends all square and it will be interesting to see what sort of impact James Maddison has in the midfield department, with the player recently enjoying a call-up to the England senior team.