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Which Gunners future bets should you make?
With 13 first division and Premier League titles, two League Cups, and a shared record 12 FA Cups, Arsenal are one of the most successful teams in English football. But you’d have to go back to the 2003-04 season to find the last time the Gunners won the league. Many, however, feel this could be the year that their wait for a title will end.
Arsenal are currently around +880 to win the Premier League, pricing them as fourth-favourites behind Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool. This is an excellent price, especially when you consider that Arsene Wenger’s men are currently fourth in the league table, only three points behind leaders Chelsea.
The Gunners may have lost their opening fixture of the league campaign 4-3 at home to Liverpool, but have since strung together 12 games without defeat. They are scoring goals at will and have one of the most stingy defences in England.
Arsenal have scored 28 goals in 13 league games this season, trailing Manchester City (29), Chelsea (29) and Liverpool (32). They also have the fourth best defence, conceding 13 goals, four of which came in a 4-3 loss to Liverpool on opening day.
Arsene Wenger, with a mix of flair and grit, has got the balance right this season. The £34.85 million signing of central defender Shkodran Mustafi was an astute move, while moving Alexis Sanchez up front paid immediate dividends. The Chilean has eight goals in 13 Premier League games.
People talk about Arsenal needing a 20+ goal-per-season striker and they might have found their man in Sanchez. Also, the rest of the team is chipping in with goals aplenty. Arsenal have won 4-1 on the road twice, and have triggered the over 2.5 goals bet eight times in 13 games. It’s a bet worth employing on a regular basis.
Arsenal can definitely win the Premier League this season, although the UEFA Champions League could be a bit of a reach. Bovada price Arsenal at +2500 to win lift the Champions League trophy (ninth-favourites). Arsenal have not progressed further than the Round of 16 since 2009-10 season when they reached the quarterfinals.
Arsenal play Southampton in the quarterfinals of the EFL Cup, a winnable game even with a second-string lineup. The Gunners are second favourites at +320 to win EFL Cup. This is a bet you should take, especially as either Manchester United or West Ham United will be eliminated in the quarters. Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, or Hull await in the semi-finals.
Back Arsenal to win the EFL Cup while making a cheeky bet on them winning the league. They are a near certainty to finish in the top four, which is priced at -250. The Gunners have accomplished that feat in every season since 1996-97 so put a wad of cash down on that bet to make your return worthwhile.