Arsenal Premier League Betting Preview
Arsenal Betting Odds
Relegation odds: 1000/1 – Skybet
FA Cup betting odds: 9/1 – bet365
League Cup betting odds: 10/1 – bet365
Top London Club: 13/8 – bet365
Arsenal Top Goalscorer betting: To follow
Arsenal Betting Preview
Arsenal’s Premier League betting odds have them vying with Chelsea as third favourites behind the Manchester duo. Other Arsenal Premier League odds include a best price of 4/7 to secure their customary top-four finish although, and in what looks likely to be a very competitive battle for Champions League places, that might not be the banker bet history would suggest on this occasion.
Those of a Tottenham Hotspur persuasion could be tempted with the 1000/1 on offer for Arsenal to be relegated, but nobody else should be.
Arsenal’s Champions League odds would suggest another last 16 exit might be as much as they can hope for unless Arsene Wenger manages to add some real top-drawer quality to the Gunners’ ranks over what the remainder of the transfer window.
Their success or otherwise in challenging for the Premier League and Champions League will have a bearing on team selection when contemplating Arsenal’s betting odds in the domestic cup competitions.
- Granit Xhaka (Borussia Moenchengladbach)
- Mikel Arteta (out of contract)
- Tomas Rosicky (out of contract)
- Mathieu Flamini (out of contract)
- Dan Crowley (Oxford United – season loan)
- Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United)
- Jon Toral (Granada – season loan)
Arsenal’s record 2015-16
- Premier League – 2nd
- FA Cup – Quarter-finals (Watford)
- League Cup – 4th Round (Sheffield Wednesday)
- Champions League – Last 16 (Barcelona)
Arsenal fixtures 2016-17
Arsenal’s fixtures begin with a visit from Liverpool on Sunday 14th August, with their first away game being at defending champions Leicester City the following Saturday. The Gunners’ Premier League campaign is scheduled to end with Everton visiting the Emirates Stadium on Sunday 21st May 2017.
Arsenal Betting Tips
Arsenal appeared to be in good shape to end their 12 year wait for a Premier League title at the turn of the year, but slowly faded and were unable to keep pace with the consistency of Leicester City. They were eventually somewhat fortunate in edging out arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur for the runners-up spot.
Having failed to sign any outfield players last summer, the Gunners were quick off the mark this time in securing Swiss international midfielder Granit Xhaka before Euro 2016 got underway. More reinforcements are surely required if a concerted title challenge is to be sustained, with the forward line looking in particular need of a shake-up.
Alexis Sanchez had a relatively poor second season at the Emirates, whilst Olivier Giroud divides opinion as to whether or not he is truly a top-class striker. A knee injury is set to rule out Danny Welbeck for the majority of the campaign, while Theo Walcott has routinely flattered to deceive and a summer move is surely in the best interests of both player and club.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another whose time at the Emirates could be up which, following the departures of the veteran trio of Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini, does leave the midfield a little threadbare, especially given Jack Wilshere’s injury record.
There’s little appeal in any pre-season Arsenal betting markets as things stand, but if they can secure a marquee signing to augment their attacking options and another player or two to bolster the depleted midfield and provide some additional defensive cover, they could be considered genuine challengers for honours both domestically and in Europe.
- Official club site: www.arsenal.com/home
- Stadium: Emirates Stadium
- Manager: Arsene Wenger
- Club nickname: The Gunners
- Year formed: 1886
- Club owners: Arsenal Holdings plc
- Most League appearances: David O’Leary (558)
- Most League Goals: Thierry Henry (175)
Arsenal FC Club Honours
Football League/ Premier League (as of 1992)
Winners (13): 1930–31, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1937–38, 1947–48, 1952–53, 1970–71, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04
Winners (12): 1929–30, 1935–36, 1949–50, 1970–71, 1978–79, 1992–93, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2014–15
Winners (2): 1986–87, 1992–93
FA Community Shield (FA Charity Shield before 2002)
Winners (14): 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1991 (shared), 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2015
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (European Cup Winners’ Cup before 1994)
Winners (1): 1993–94
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (before 1971)/ UEFA Cup (before 2009)/ UEFA Europa League
Winners (1): 1969–70