Bookmakers have shortened the odds on Arsenal completing deals to sign a number of players as we look to make waves in the current transfer window.
The Gunners have already completed a club record deal to bring in Alexandre Lacazette this month, and are believed to be working hard to strengthen in other areas also.
Riyad Mahrez looks extremely likely to join the club according to some bookmakers, with prices quoting between 1/10 (1.1) and 1/2 (1.5). The Algerian winger showcased his true potential when winning the Premier League with Leicester in 2016, and deservedly picked up the PFA Player of the Year Award.
One player who could jeopardise that move however is Thomas Lemar, who is believed to be an alternative target to the above. Both players could join should Alexis Sanchez leave the club, but the latest appears to favour his stay in North-London. Lemar is priced up as even money (2.0) to join our club, which seems rather on the short side to be honest. Alexis to stay is priced as a 9/10 (1.9) shot at present.
Another midfielder who I believe is a shorter-than likely price to join is Blaise Matuidi. He is the type of player who would make a big improvement to our team, but one that I firmly expect to be playing Champions League football next term. The France international is into his final year of his contract, but Marco Verratti looks ever-likely to join Barcelona, and his club could refuse to sell, while Juventus are believed to head Matuidi’s chase should they sell. The 30 year-old is 6/1 (7.0) for an Arsenal move.
Kieran Tierney is believed to be on our radar, but the 6/1 (7.0) on him coming to the Emirates is again too short. We have already agreed a deal to sign Sead Kolasinac, and Nacho Monreal will vie with him for the coming season no doubt.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another who is speculated to be a possible mover. The England international just enjoyed his best term since joining the club, and is into the final 12 months of his contract. I would be furious if he did leave, especially to join Liverpool, and the odds currently favour his stay. 8/15 (1.54) to stay with us through the end of the window.
Which deals can you see happening?