Considering the fact that we haven't lost to Leyton Orient in the better part of a century, most punters would be willing to admit that 3/10 for an Arsenal victory in this London Derby isn't a bad piece of business. Surely we're not going to be the team that beats Barcelona and then loses or draws to a League 1 side within the same week.
Orient were able to defeat both Swansea and Norwich to earn their shot here but you reckon that they'll need to produce a performance for the ages to get the outright result.
The hosts are an 8/1 shot to knock us out of the competition but the more realistic concern would be that they sneak an early goal and then park the bus and try to grind out a draw or something like that.
Much depends on the type of line-up we send out for this one, but if we play with discipline and keep ourselves organized (especially at set-pieces) then there's no reason why we won't walk away with this one.
We have four players odds-on to grab a goal at any point and, unsurprisingly, Robin van Persie is the slim favourite at 4/7 with Marouane Chamakh at 4/6. Nicklas Bendtner looks a good shout for this one and he's trading at 8/11. Samir Nasri is available at 5/6 but you should wait until you see his name on the team sheet before backing him.
Both Andrei Arshavin and Cesc Fabregas are being floated at even money.
You can expect a highly-charged atmosphere and lots of time spent around Leyton Orient's goal. A penalty wouldn't be out of the question here and the bookmakers have it priced at 2/1 for a penalty to be scored at any point in the match.
If you expect us to really run away with this, try backing Arsenal to win to nil at an enticing 5/4. If we see as much of the ball as many observers are expecting, backing us in the over on corners isn't a bad move either. Over 6 Arsenal corners is priced around 4/6 with most major bookmakes.
While Leyton Orient boast excellent home form, it looks fairly clear that our side will be full of confidence and if we don't let that get to our heads - we should stroll to victory.
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