Punters plunge on Alexis Sanchez going to Chelsea

Sanchez into 9/4 to join Chelsea from Arsenal.. By: Oddschecker

Summary: – Sanchez’s odds to move to Chelsea have shortened from 8/1 to 9/4, following comments made by the Chilean.
– 52.5% of bets placed through Oddschecker on that market in the last 24 hours have been on Chelsea, compared to only 13.8% during the whole of March up until 29th.

Following the on-going rumours surrounding the future of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, the betting market has seen a flurry of support for the Chilean star to move to Chelsea. The 28-year-old has received over 50 per cent of bets on Oddschecker within the last 24 hours on him to be at Stamford Bridge next season.

Oddshecker has seen 52.5 per cent of bets backing Sanchez to jump ship to Arsenal’s London rivals as rumours of a likely move surfaced in the media compared to just 13.8 per cent of bets up until March 29. The support has been reflected in the market with Sanchez shortening from 8/1 into 9/4 with Betfair to be a Chelsea player next season.

Sanchez has been linked with a move away from the Emirates after an apparent bust-up with manager Arsene Wenger at the beginning of March. But Wenger has since dismissed such reports and claimed on Thursday, ahead of Arsenal’s match against Manchester City on Sunday, he was confident Sanchez was happy at Arsenal and would sign a new deal.

The bookmakers seem to think the same and SkyBet have Sanchez at 7/4 to stay at Arsenal next season, but there is also interest abroad from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich. Sanchez initially signed for Arsenal in 2014 because he wanted to win medals and believed Arsenal were the right team to achieve that with.

In 2015, he said: “The reason why I moved to Arsenal is because there were a group of young players with the ambition to achieve things. I thought that Arsenal was the perfect club for me, the perfect club to win titles and compete in every competition.”

According to reports it appears that confidence in Arsenal’s ability has wavered and with success looming across the other side of the capital at Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, plenty of punters are taking the plunge and predicting Sanchez will sign for the Blues for the 2017/18 season.

Updated: March 31, 2017 — 8:36 am


  1. Relax! We have ‘Arsene about’ Wenger’s assurance that Sanchez is happy at Arsenal!!! If ‘Arsene about’ says it it must be true, mustn’t it???

  2. Mr. Arsene is a coward who is afraid of new challenge. He lacks the bravery to leave his comfort zone Arsenal provides. He needs two years contract so he could retire with an extra 16 million pound. What the fuuk has he done for Arsenal? He claims he built Emirate, seriously! He was no labourer and neither was the money coming from him. He claims he kept Arsenal competitive during the turbulent times. How many trophies did he got? 17 top four finish trophy in other word ” the Wenger’s trophy” how ridiculous. Oh he did the invincible, I’d prefer a champion league trophy. Seriously I am very grateful for all he has done. I duff my hat but is time to go Sire!

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