Odds slashed on Fabregas return to Arsenal

Welcome to your weekly chance to bash
those bookies. Over the past few weeks I’ve given a few odds on player comings
and goings, as last week I will once again look to see if those odds have
shortened since we first looked at them.

Fabregas to join Arsenal this window can still be had at 4s but in some places it
is as short as 15/8. Stick a few quid on at 4s if you can I still say.

Julio Cesar
to join Arsenal this window has really seen his odds tumble from 4/1 to 1/8 now
that is a big market mover.

Now some
players who have been linked to The Arsenal this past week or so.

Fellaini is now odds on in some places to be strutting his stuff in an Arsenal
Shirt next season although 6/5 is still on offer here. I think he’s just what
we need but I fear Chelsea could swoop for him to add some real protection into
their midfield. If you fancy that scenario you can get 8/1 on that.

McCarthy, the Reading keeper, is 3/1 to become The Arsenal’s next goalie and if
you believe that we’d made a bid the other week as was the rumour, those odds
could net you a tidy profit.

Stephan El
Shaarawy has been heavily linked with a move away from AC Milan, and whenever
his name is mentioned Arsenal are usually mentioned too. Arsenal are 18/1 to
make him a Gooner next season. Manchester City are favourites in this market at

This week
also saw some news on the world’s best player, no it wasn’t Lionel Messi and
his tax return. I’m talking about the self-styled greatest player who ever
pulled on a pair of boots, the one and only Nicklas Bendtner. It looks like he
will finally be leaving us and has admitted he’s in talks with five or six
clubs. A few of the clubs he’s been linked with include Besiktas ( 4/1) &
Fenerbahce ( 8/1 ) which could explain the rioting in Turkey as the locals won’t
be happy living in austere times knowing a chump like him can trouser £52k a
week or perhaps they are just trying to Nikky B how to vandalise cars properly!

After the
debacle of England’s young Lions (more like a bunch of pussies) the market is
open on the next guy to take charge of the U21’s as Stuart Pearce is put out of
his misery. Gareth Southgate is 1/5 to be the next ex-England International to
bore us all to death. Our old friend Glen Hoddle can be had at 14/1, but given
the manner of his exit from the senior side that may not be generous enough. A
lively outsider with a big reputation in coaching is Steve Wigley who can be
backed at 33/1. However if you think The FA will admit that they got things
wrong and reappoint Peter Taylor, then 25/1 is the best you will get.

This Weeks
BFG tip:

£10 win
Robin Hood 8.55 at Chepstow

This week’s
Tenner Tip:

Ian Poulter
Top Ten Finish in US Open £10 at 6/1

As ever
please only bet what you are prepared to lose. Feel free to discuss any or all
of the above with me on Twitter @yorkshiregunner.

Andy Wood

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