Arsenal host West Brom at the Emirates tonight hoping to consolidate their push to finish in the top four. They had a set back on Sunday drawing at home to Crystal Palace and if West Brom are up for it they can make it difficult for the Gunners.
West Brom do have a few injury problems however and their motivation may not be quite as high as it might usually be as they are comfortably safe from relegation so don't have a great deal to play for. Pulls has been talking about making sure some of the players are ok for the game against Spurs on Monday so he may even rest a few.
Arsenal will be looking over their shoulder as Man Utd, West Ham and Liverpool all won last night so there is definite pressure on the fourth place spot and it is vital they take the three points here tonight. I think after the lacklustre performance against Palace they will put things right and I can see them scoring a few goals and win pretty comfortably.
Arsenal minus two is best priced 2/1 and although it seems a bit of an ask, I think they may get even more and run out really good winners.
There are only four runners in this Class 2 handicap chase over two miles and I really like the chances of Stiletto who runs for Paul Nicholls. He is top weight here and has to give away at least six pounds to the rest of the field but the ground will really suit him and I think he will run away with this. He fell last time out in a much better race than this at the festival and that is the only worry with him. He has fallen twice in his last three runs and the first fall was when he looks the likely winner in heavy going at Wincanton. If he sorts his jumping out and has a clear round then I don't think he will have too much trouble putting his rivals away here today.
Arsenal v West Brom - Arsenal minus 2 - 3 points @ 2/1 (StanJames)
Warwick 15:40 - Stiletto - 2 points @ 11/10 (Paddy Power)