Arsenal’s most recent away win came in that astonishing Capital One Cup win at Reading and the Gunners will be hoping for a similar outcome when they take on the Royals at the Madejski.
If Arsene Wenger’s men are to mount a serious push for the Champions League places, they need to be winning these sort of games. Reading are currently propping up the table and have not picked up a point since beating Everton exactly a month ago.
Arsenal have for far too long looked brittle and an away trip to a minnow has often found them wanting, but on this occasion they have the look of a side with too much firepower.
Jack Wilshere is starting to roll again following his long injury layoff and he was one of the few to emerge with credit from the shock defeat to Bradford. The England international is 9/2 to score at any time, while the Gunners are 11/8 for a half-time, full-time double result.