Arsene Wenger and just about every single Arsenal player has come out and forecast that the Gunners are definitely improving enough to be real challengers for all the major trophies next season, and there is absolutely NO doubt that we will quickly become one of the favourites if Wenger brings in more quality players this summer. Just imagine if Petr Cech, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Jackson Martinez are signed before the start of the season….
So I thought it was worth a look to see how the bookies rated our chances right now before any purchases are made. Well, obviously Chelsea will also be active in the transfer market and are currently favourites at a best price of 6/4, with Moneybags Man City second best around 3/1. I certainly wouldn’t fancy them as their squad gets older and older but we can expect more stars going their way this year.
Arsenal are third favourites usually between 4/1 and 5/1 but with some bookies going as high as 11/2 for us to finally usurp our rivals. This looks like very good value if we can keep our winning form going into the start of next season. And this will definitely come down when Wenger starts bringing in his marquee signings….
The Champions League Final is coming up this weekend between Barcelona and Juventus, but can Arsenal improve enough to get a peek in next year? I’ve been reading up all the betting tips for the Champions League and the usual suspects (Barca, Madrid and Bayern) are favourites for next years trophy. Arsenal are far from fancied, being priced at 20/1 right now, with Chelsea, Man City and Man United all at shorter prices, and that seems very generous to me if we get our top transfer targets…
That may be worth just a small investment, but the price for Arsenal to win a third FA Cup in a row is even more generous as we can get as high as 8/1. Oh wouldn’t it be sweet to hold on to that AND win the League next year. I can’t find a price for us to do the Double yet but I’m sure they will be excellent odds.
As for the League Cup, we are best-priced at 7/1. If we have my forecasted new arrivals and we keep our full squad fit, we must surely have the best second string side in the competition. It is a bit of a lottery though but an early win in the League Cup will give us a boost in our fight for the other trophies. Chelsea certainly seemed to enjoy winning it this season.
So, from my research for this article it definitely seems worth betting on Arsenal to in the League at 11/2 as that price will come right down before the next campaign even starts….