Udinese travel to Arsenal and the Emirates in the Champions League qualifying tonight less one Alexis Sanchez. Huge miss for Udinese and could be the difference between the two teams over two legs. In the absence of Robin Van Persie, Gervinho, red carded at the weekend for Arsenal v Newcastle will be eager to score points with the fans in the Champions League before his PL suspension kicks in and currently he looks a good value tip on Betfair @ 2.8 to do just that. He's looked very impressive so far for Arsenal with his pace causing serious trouble to defences when he drifts out wide.
Theo Walcott is also likely to come in and Udinese may struggle to cope with the pace of the Arsenal side down the flanks and corners look likely as the Italians will look to sit back and try to soak up the pressure early on. Arsenal could struggle to break them down if they go through the middle without the inventivness of Nasri and Fabregas so focusing play out wide looks the better option. The danger man for Udinese is no doubt Di Natale. Arsenal are always vulnerable to counter attacks and Unibet bet offer 27/0 on a Di Natale goal which looks good value. Top finisher if given the chance.
Arsenal v Udinese Best Bets
Tip 1: Arsenal corners over 6 @ 3/4 (William Hill)
Tip 2: Gervinho anytime scorer v Udinese @ 2.8 (Betfair)
Outside Tip: Di Natale anytime scorer v Arsenal @ 27/10 (Unibet)