The Arsenal transfer rumours are a little thin on the ground at the moment with Arsene Wenger over at the Euros as usual, so I thought I’d have a little peek at what the bookies are forecasting the chances of the Gunners landing any big name strikers if the Jamie Vardy saga fails to come to fruition.
And I must say it doesn’t look in the slightest bit promising to be honest! Regarding the rumours about Vardy’s teammate Riyad Mahrez, it would appear that he is our best chance of a star coming to the Emirates, and Unibet have him priced at 3/1 to be at Arsenal next season, but he is a very short priced 1/5 to remain with Ranieri at Leicester. So there is not much confidence there really.
For one of the top, top, top out-and-out strikers out there, it is little surprise that Karim Benzema is a 13/2 chance to be a Gunner, but again he is 2/13 on to still be at Real Madrid. What about the betting on Alexandre Lacazette, who we thought may be a viable option? Well we can forget it, the bookies don’t even list Arsenal in the betting!
Surprisingly we ARE in the betting for Antoine Griezmann but a rank outside at 33/1. Even for Christian Benteke we are out at 12/1 behind six other clubs. What about Ronaldo? We are only 40/1 to get him. Surely that should be 4000/1 in reality!
Is Daniel Sturridge a possibility? He is odds on to stay at Liverpool, but only 4/1 to join the Gunners. Perhaps he is our backup plan? Edison Cavani has been mentioned today as a possible, but the best price for him is 30/1.
Now the seriously top strikers. Lavezzi is a 17/1 shot. Higuain is surprisingly only 10/1 (do the bookies know something we don’t lol). We are 100/1 to get Neymar, but only 20/1 to get Lewandowski (drool….). Luis Suarez is only 10/1 to realise he made a mistake in choosing Barcelona and decides to join us instead!
For a couple of players that we thought were possibles, we have Mario Gotze priced at 16/1 and Romelu Lukaku is at 18/1, which is hardly going to fill us with confidence either.
So that about covers every top striker out there I think, and according to the betting we are nowhere near having a chance with any of them. Is it possible that Wenger has put all his eggs in one basket, and it’s Vardy or no-one?