There is a never-ending stream of Arsenal transfer rumours about all our star players that only have one year left on their contracts, including Alexis, Ozil, the Ox and many others, so I think it’s a good idea to look at where the money is going as to their possible futures. There are many betting markets on Arsenal players that could be leaving so we’ll start with them….
Mesut Ozil is thought to be the one of our two biggest stars likely to stay at the Emirates next season, but if he did decide to go most bookies have Bayern Munich as the most likely destination. Most markets are giving you 10/1 on that, but strangely enough Betfair (which is actually based on punters exchanges) have them priced as low as 4/1. They have Real Madrid installed as 6/1 2nd favs, while other bookies go as high as 25/1….
Alexis Sanchez is, very worryingly, odds on with nearly every bookie to go to Man City after rumours saying the deal is already done, with Bayern as 2nd faves, except for Coral who are offering 6/4 on either club. On Betfair is is 4/9 on City, and 6/1 on Munich. It looks like it’s a done deal….
As for the Ox, everyone is convinced that he will be still at Arsenal next season, with 1/4 the biggest price you can get, although Liverpool are priced between 5/2 and 9/2. Man City are the only other team in the betting at under 20/1….
Calum Chambers, who was quite impressive at Middlesbrough last season, is 3/1 to go to Newcastle with Betvictor, with West Ham and Everton in at 4/1. Watford and Crystal Palace are both priced at 8/1…
Moving on to Hector Bellerin, there are really only two teams in the market. He is generally 1/3 to stay at Arsenal, and 2/1 to go back to Barcelona…..
So to recap: the bookies think Ozil, Bellerin and the Ox are staying at Arsenal, and Alexis is off to City. Would you be happy with our window if that happens?