After getting through to the FA Cup final by the skin of their teeth last Saturday, Arsenal now turn their attentions to getting back into the top 4 after dropping down to 5th place at the weekend.
Everton have now moved into pole position in the race for 4th place, so Arsenal know that they can’t afford anything other than a win when they take on West Ham at the Emirates Stadium tonight.
The Gunners are 2 points behind Everton, and Everton have a 6 goal superior goal difference, which at this stage of the season all but amounts to an extra point.
Despite this, Arsenal are still favourites to finish 4th. Arsene Wenger’s men are a top price of 4/5 with BetVictor to finish in the top 4, while Everton are a best price of 5/4 with Betfair Sportsbook to beat the Gunners to the last Champions League spot – not one bookie I have seen make Everton favourites.
Onto tonight’s match, and not surprisingly Arsenal are heavy favourites – they are 4/9 with Hills, Ladbrokes, Coral, Paddy Power and Bet365 (£50.00 Mobile Free Bet).
The draw is currently 15/4 with Boylesports and SkyBet, and a West Ham win is a best price of 15/2 also with SkyBet and BetVictor.
If you think Arsenal might try and rack up a cricket score to improve their goal difference, the best price on Over 2.5 goals is a best price of 8/13 with Totepool, while Paddy Power go 7/1 that Arsenal win by 4 goals or more.