The Premier League Odds are decreasing on Arteta’s Arsenal and will continue to do so!

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Confidence increasing in Arteta’s Vision

The last few days have seen several boosts and The Arsenal, on and off the pitch and it would be fair to say that the majority of us will be relishing the prospect of playing West Ham, and potentially staying top of the Premier League into week 2. Of course, it is early days, but it is hard not to be feeling positive after the last 5 days since we opened the season at Craven Cottage.

A competent, disciplined performance, signs of flair and patterns of play of the training pitch, bearing fruit, two new signings looking more than settled and contributing significantly. Add to that the expected but long-awaited announcement that our skipper and talisman, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is staying put. Not only is he staying but his words seem to add the words of the new arrivals and the existing players that Arteta, his vision and his ideas are central to his desire to extend and his belief that big things are possible in the 3 additional years. As Aubameyang suggested; it is time for everyone to respect Arsenal.


Respect Us (Thanks to Stu Macfarlane, Getting and Arsenal FC)

There are also signs that our new ‘Manager’ will be ruthless in his approach with his squad but also adaptable and willing to change his mind. The decision to sell Martinez shows the one side and the public backing of Maitland-Niles and Holding, players previously earmarked for sale, illustrate the other.

There is some to go yet in the transfer window but will more players exiting for cash, or future cash, and there is a strong belief that at one of two more might join those who are already arrived. Therefore, whilst Arsenal look strong and confident now, they might be looking even more so in a month’s time. It will be interesting where The Gunners are in the Nevada sports betting, and whether their odds continue to shorten up to the end of the window, in relation to now and in relation to their peers.

I have a sneaky feeling that if Arteta’s team continue to progress the odds for Arsenal to win the Premier League Title might shorten, but is we are honest, at this stage it is Champions League places we should be eyeing. Without kicking a ball, Man City are firm favourites and Liverpool despite last season’s dominance are some way off as second favourites. Obviously, Liverpool’s shaky defensive display at home to Leeds and City’s spending, will have impacted this reversal in betting and it is Chelsea’s seemingly impressive spending on new player that has them as third favourites.

However, it is the fact that Man United are fourth favourites that intrigues me, particularly as at around 16/1 there are deemed twice as likely as Arsenal who you can bet on at around 33/1. Call me biased and overly optimistic but I sense Arsenal under Arteta and finally addressing flaws and buying what the squad needs, whilst United are still acting like the spoiled kid with the most pocket money, in the sweet shop on the way to school. Buying things that are bright, shiny and expensive, because you can afford them is not always a route to success.

Obviously we will all know more when we see City and more interestingly perhaps for us Gooners, United play, but Arsenal have already move way ahead of Spurs in the betting and I wonder whether come the end of the transfer window is we will not be closer or even more favoured with the bookies than Man United.

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One Response to The Premier League Odds are decreasing on Arteta’s Arsenal and will continue to do so!

  1. Victor Thompson September 17, 2020 at 12:03 am #

    I agree with your assessment Dave but I know that one match does not provide a true picture of a team`s ultimate position.. However we cannot say that Arteta is being judged on one match. His revival of Arsenal started with the run of results which included Man U, Man City, Liverpool twice and Chelsea.. Although we won those games, it was not the sucsesses which told the whole story. There was also a complete turnaround by our defence which had
    hitherto been our Achilles heel. We had the lowest number of goals scored against us than anyone else over our purple patch. That exhibition of brilliance was enough for me to long for the start of the 20/21 season. As I watched all the favourite teams which you mention in your article play friendlies and their starting matches, and I have not seen any of them which would beat us in that form.

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