Arsenal avoided a scare against Swansea playing the last 20 minutes with just 10-men and a one-goal advantage, but they held on to stretch their winning run to six in the league. Five of these matches have had at least three strikes as the Gunners seem to have found their scoring boots. They are equal with City as the league’s top scorers, and are now only second by goal difference to Guardiola’s side in the table.
Middlesbrough were really poor at home to Watford on Sunday. They failed to create a clear cut chance as the goals have seemed to have dried up, scoring just four in their last six as they’ve collected just two points. Karanka’s side have fared a little better on the road than at home but they’ve yet to visit the Premier Leagues principle sides and there’s every chance they could get overwhelmed here. Arsenal have a perfect 12/12 record hosting promoted sides since 2012/13 so in addition to their hot scoring form we’ll back a home win and over 2.5 goals.
Theo Walcott’s return to form has been one of the main causes for the hosts’ current hot streak as the Englishman has taken advantage of the world-class service provided from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. His purple patch has seen him deliver seven in his last five for the Gunners, twice opening the scoring, so we’ll have small wager on him to do so again.