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Arsenal now 33/1 for title and more are betting on relegation!

52% of punters believe Arsenal could be relegated by  Tom Bloomfield

Summary:

–          52% of bets on Arsenal being relegated

–          Arsenal now 33/1 to win the Premier league

It’s not a stretch to say that the start of the season has been disastrous on and off the field for Arsène Wengers side and punters are starting to think that the worst could happen.

It’s still a huge 1000/1 best price for the Gunners to go down to the second tier for the first time since 1919, however 52% of bets placed in the Premier League relegation market since yesterday morning have been on just that.

Who is betting on Arsenal to be relegated and Wenger to be sacked?

Wenger Out? Odds Tumble on Manager Being First to Leave by Thomas Matthews, Oddschecker

–          Wenger shortens from 33/1 to 8/1 to leave

–          Surge in bets for Arsenal to be relegated after loss to Liverpool

Arsenal showed faith in Arsene Wenger this summer by awarding him a new two-year contract, but the punters have begged to differ on his future after Sunday’s horror show, with odds drastically shortening after an increase in bets on Wenger to leave his position.

In the last 48 hours, bookmakers have shortened their odds for the manager to be the first to leave to as low as 8/1 (12.5% probability.)

Inter Milan will get Arsenal’s Mustafi, but won’t pay until next summer…

It has been practically confirmed that Shkrodan Mustafi is set to leave Arsenal, and the German defender was dropped for this weekend’s demolition at Liverpool. There is little time for Arsenal to find another buyer, so it looks like the Italian giants are set to loan Mustafi for one year and agree to sign him in full next summer.

The deal will mean that Inter will pay the defender’s wages, said to be £90,000-a-week, and pay a small loan fee for this seasons agreement. Arsene Wenger will be very disappointed that he couldn’t get the cash up front to pay for new acquisitions in the next couple of days but there would appear to be no other ioffers on the table.

Unhappy Alexis has NOT handed Arsenal a transfer request – but will leave anyway..

There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth on social media when it was revealed that Arsenal had agreed to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Chelsea, and it was quickly compounded when another rumour spread like wildfire suggesting that Alexis Sanchez had followed that by handing in a transfer request.

It was not helped when Alexis himself posted this picture on Instagram, without any comment whatsoever…


Although Arsenal didn’t make an official announcement or denial (surprise!) it would appear that someone at the club spoke to Sky Sports and asked them to report that the rumours were false.

Arsenal will have our best team out to try and conquer Liverpool

In today’s game at Liverpool, Arsenal should have a semblance of their best team out on the park for a change. Koscielny returns from suspension and Alexis Sanchez returns to the forward line, and they will both play for the first time with our new arrivals Alexandre Lacazette and Saed Kolasinac. And of course our German playmaker Mesut Ozil will also be playing at Anfield.

Kolasinac is really forward to playing with Alexis in an official match for the first time after watching him in training. “It is very important to have him back,” Kolasinac said. “He can make real difference in games.

Wenger hints again that Alexis will leave Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has announced that Alexis Sanchez looks fit and could be ready to play for Arsenal in today’s game at Anfield against Liverpool, but it is entirely possible that this could be the last match in the famous red and white.

This week, Wenger hinted that the Board could over-rule his decision to force Alexis to hold to his contract for the last 12 months, when he said: “Then you have a compromise to find if you can afford to do it because you lose a lot of money and at the end of the day my decision, which is purely sporting, is easy to make. I want him to stay.

Arsene Wenger very pleased at ‘nice man’ Koscielny’s return against Liverpool

Arsenal have been playing with a makeshift defence in our last two League games, so Arsene Wenger will be very happy to see Laurent Koscielny to return from his suspension against Liverpool today. Obviously he won’t be completely match fit, but surely he must do better than our current back three.

Wenger is pleased to have the ‘quiet man’ back in the squad. “He was suspended for a while and apart from Stoke we did quite well with him not being there, but of course we are happy that he’s back and available for selection again.” Le Prof said.

Can Arsenal destroy Liverpool’s spirits after their Champions League success?

Arsenal travel to Anfield today to try and get on track after the Gunners abysmal result at Stoke City last week, but Liverpool will be in a much more confident mood after scoring four goals against Hoffenheim in midweek to earn a place in the Champions League Group Stages.

The Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is urging his players to use that win as a stepping stone to further success, and not to get complacent. “We know this is an important part of our development. Another step,” Klopp said on the official Reds site. “Getting into the position to have the play-off was important. Winning the play-off was important. What is now important is to keep moving forward. What can we achieve next?

5 things we learned from Arsenal’s Community Shield triumph

Arsenal lifted the Community Shield for the third time in four years on Sunday after securing a deserved victory over a sluggish Chelsea side. It came seven weeks after they beat Antonio Conte’s men in the same stadium to win the FA Cup and provides a nice psychological boost going into the new Premiership season. Arsenal finished 18 points behind the Blues last campaign so there is a lot of ground to make up, but the signs are very encouraging. Here are five things we learned from the Arsenal’s Community Shield victory.

Sead Kolasinac could become a cult hero at The Emirates