Betting latest – Bookmakers wary of Arsenal captures

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?

Pat J

Updated: July 9, 2017 — 7:52 pm


  1. Mbappe Lacazette
    Lemar Ozil
    Xhaka Brozovic
    Kolas Bellerin
    Kos Mustafi

    Starting 11 next season.

    Alexis, Ox, Walcott, Wilshere out

    1. In a 4-2-2-2 formation

      1. Trust me dude if Arsenal play that formation I guarantee you we will lose every single game of the season. What da f*** are u smoking?

    2. Do you know about footfall at all? what kind of formation is this?

  2. Reports are also linking us with fabinho ahead of manu and chelsea. He is an imposing CDM who also played as a right back last season. 10 goals and 4 assists. An 80m double deal with monaco?

  3. Betting odds reflect the bets placed, they are set by the bookies to ensure that whatever the outcome they will make money. They merely reflect what punters think will happen or possibly hope will happen. The punters have no inside information, the bookies have no specialist knowledge so betting odds are meaningless in determining what is going to happen.

  4. All the updates so far 10 July:

    1. Mahrez is backup signing, will only join if Alexis AND Ox leaves
    2. If Lemar joins, Ox will definetly leave.
    3. Fabinho would be a top signing, but Goretzka or Seri could be grabbed with a better deal
    4. Sczscney, Debuchy, Gibbs, Perez are likely to leave. (left out of Oz tour)
    5. Ospina, Wilshere, Chambers still ? mark
    6. Golovin, Brozovic is strongly linked and cofirmed scouted but I think they are no better than our current CM.
    7. Sanchez, Ozil and Ox contract still not renewed

  5. Lets get our top target and also keep our best legs we will b a side to Reckon wit

  6. With Lacazette on board things are definitely looking up.

    If Alexis stays and we get somebody that can cover Cazorla (Lemar?) then it will be a very good transfer window. If Alexis goes, then we will need another quality wide forward. Mahrez would be nice, but he plays on the opposite flank, so that would require some re-jigging.

    There is still some dead wood to clear too. Overall, though, things are looking promising.

    Let’s hope everything goes ok and we can finally start looking forward to next season.

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