Arsenal extended their unbeaten run, after beating Bournemouth 2-1 at home, to 12 games. The club’s faithful supporters are starting to believe that the long wait for another league is about to come to an end.
Arsenal, during their unbeaten run, have scored 25 goals and conceded nine on route to winning eight and drawing four. Arsenal have climbed to fourth in the table and are only three points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.
The Gunners have finished in the top four every season since 1996-97, which makes the -250 available on that happening a bargain. You’ll have to put a chunk of cash down on the bet to make your return worthwhile.
Most online sports betting sites price Arsenal as fourth favourites for the league title, at around +880, behind Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool. Arsenal have qualified for the Round of 16 in the Champions League and are looking to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2009-10. The Gunners are pegged at +2500 long shots to lift the coveted UEFA Champions League trophy this season. If you’re brave, toss a few quid on it. Stranger things have happened.
On the domestic front, Arsenal look a good bet to win the EFL Cup. Southampton await in the next quarterfinal, a match the North Londoners can win even with a second-string starting 11. Back Arsenal, who are pegged at +320, to win the EFL Cup before the odds shorten significantly.
Much of Arsenal’s success depends on whether they can avoid the horrific injury bug they’re often plagued by at this time of year. Danny Welbeck and Per Mertesacker are both out of action until the back end of January 2017, while flying fullback Hector Bellerin is nursing an ankle injury. Mathieu Debuchy on his return from injury suffered yet another setback against Bournemouth on Sunday.
Santi Cazorla is another long-term absentee, while Olivier Giroud also limped off against Bournemouth.
If the Gunners can sustain this type of form with so many missing players, the future bodes extremely well for their title aspirations.
Back Arsenal to finish in the top four at -250, to win the EFL Cup at +320, while putting a smaller bet down on them to win the league.
As an outside bet, back Alexis Sanchez, who is pegged at +1500, to win the Golden Boot. The Chilean has scored eight league goals in 12 games, only two behind Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero for the league lead.