We are closing in on the season opener, with Arsenal kicking off against Leicester on Friday night, so this is a good time to have a look at the all the possible Arsenal bets available from the bookies. These adds have all come from the Oddschecker premier League centre, who compare all the prices from all the bookies so is a very handy tool if you fancy having a bet on the Gunners…
So, according to the bookies, Arsenal have……
· 7.7% chance of winning the league
· 50% chance of finishing in the top four
· 50% chance of finishing above Tottenham
· 22.2% chance of finishing as top London club
· 7.7% chance of Alexandre Lacazette being the league’s top scorer
Premier League Winner
Available at 12/1 to win the league, this implies a 7.7% of chance of them winning their first title since 2004. Oddschecker users see Arsenal as a contender this year, with 14% of all bets since June 1st on the Gunners, which is the third highest in the league. That puts them ahead of Man United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool.
Odds of 1/1 imply Arsenal have a 50% chance of returning to the Champions League by next season by finishing in the top four. They account for 10% of bets on the top four market, only behind Everton.
Top London Club
Arsenal are 7/2 to finish above Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Watford (22.2% chance of doing so). Chelsea are most likely at 1/1 (50%), then Tottenham at 5/2 (28.6%), West Ham are 200/1 (0.5%), Crystal Palace 500/1 (0.2%) and lastly Watford at 750/1 (0.1%).
New signing Alexandre Lacazette is the sixth favourite to be the league’s top scorer at 12/1. The ex-Lyon forward is actually behind Alexis Sanchez in terms of bets placed though. Lacazette is the fifth most backed at 7%, while Sanchez is slightly ahead in fourth, at 8%. Romelu Lukaku leads the way with 26% of bets at 4/1, while Harry Kane is also popular, with 13% at 10/3. Wayne Rooney is the third most backed, with 10% of bets at 66/1.