At last we have seen the charismatic striker Alexandre Lacazette confirmed as an Arsenal player on the official club website, which means that the Gunners have now secured two of the top quality arrivals that Arsene Wenger promised us. But he told us to expect three, so who will be the last star to move to the Emirates.
To find out the most likely arrival, I have had a study of the betting to see what the bookies think, and the two shortest prices to join Arsenal are Riyad Mahrez from Leicester and Thomas Lemar from Monaco. My personal choice would be Lemar, but according to the rumours the French title winners are asking for crazy money to let the 21 year-old leave, in fact it would yet another Arsenal transfer record broken if it happens, but Arsenal are still a very short price to nab him.
One bookie (betvictor) actually have Arsenal priced at 1/2 on to sign him, but most other bookies are around Even money although they think it around a 50/50 chance that he will stay at Monaco. I would love to see him arrive as he could be our new Santi Cazorla for the next ten years – but the betting suggests that we will get Mahrez first.
The ex-Player-Of-The-Season is as short as 1/12 with PaddyPower, and 1/10 with William Hill and Betfred, but the very best price you can get is 1/5 from Betfair so they all seem to think it is a certainty. I have also found out that if i use this Betfair promo at Betting Promotion Codes and put a tenner on, Betfair will give me a 30 quid bonus to play with! I’m having some of that! I am sure that Wenger is aiming to get all his signings done so they can train together in pre-season so I have a feeling it will be announced very quickly. So I’m going for Mahrez to arrive soon.
In other positive betting news for Arsenal, Man City are no longer long odds on to sign Alexis, in fact both teams are generally priced at around evens so it is certainly NOT a done deal as far as they are concerned any more…
And it is the same with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as well, although he is much shorter than Alexis to stay at the Emirates, with Liverpool priced at evens or higher.
If the bookies are right, this really could be a fantastic summer for the Gunners!
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