Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

United Can Defy Outsider Status

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

United Can Defy Outsider Status

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THE Gunners are playing like two different sides at the moment, hit and miss in Europe but imperious in the League.

I'm sure many a Newcastle fan would love to label this game as 'Champions League Last 16' to maybe put a little doubt in the minds of the Arsenal starting XI.

Despite the fact that John Carver's side have home advantage tomorrow, they are priced up as outsiders for the victory at a generous 7/2. Goals have not been coming thick and fast for the Mags of late and there is no evidence to suggest Arsene Wenger's team will give the Newcastle front line an easy ride.

That is probably why the 1-0 home win is available at 9/1, whereas 2-0 is on offer at 22/1. Who will John Carver look at to supply the goals? After his rest period Ayoze Perez should be busting a gut to get his name on the scoresheet again, and at 9/1 for the first there could be some value to be had. …

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