The 2021/22 Premier League season ended dramatically at both ends of the table. Despite showing improvements from the previous season, Arsenal’s 2021/22 campaign was full of inconsistencies.
Nevertheless, the club has already shown it’s ready to challenge again next season and correct whatever went wrong last time out. The arrival of new signings, including Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus, is statement enough. Given the quality of the current squad, one can’t help but think that Arsenal should be able to challenge for the top four. Of course, the rest of the Big Six have also made improvements to their squads, but Champions League football should still be a priority for the Gunners.
If you’re looking to test the odds, this is part of this blog post you should have before betting on Premier League markets. That said, this article will discuss what Arsenal fans should expect going into the next season.
What does the new season hold for the Gunners?
This season, Arsenal will be involved in the fight for the Europa League cup. European nights are the main difference between last season and the upcoming one. A few extra games on the schedule might affect the players’ fitness. That will play a significant role in the overall outcome of the much-awaited Premier League campaign.
The Gunners have begun preparations for the new season, with new signings already taking part in the preseason games. Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City will definitely be one of the new players that Arsenal fans will want to watch when the season commences in August. The Brazilian has already shown glimpses of what he can provide for the team, netting seven goals in the preseason, including a delightful chip against Chelsea and a hat-trick against Sevilla. Other incomings include Matt Turner, Fabio Viera, Marquinhos, and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Arsenal’s new campaign looks bright if going by their preseason performance and transfer market business. So what are the bookmakers saying about the Gunners’ chances next year?
Arsenal’s odds to win the Premier League
Although many Arsenal fans will dream of winning the Premier League, they aren’t the odds-on favorites to lift the title. According to most bookmakers, the Gunners’ odds of becoming the champions of England are 50/1. Leading the pack are the Blues of Manchester on 8/13. Klopp’s Liverpool are second favorites at 9/4. Want to learn more about Liverpool’s manager? Watch this video:
Arsenal’s odds to finish in the top four
Every Arsenal fan will agree that a more realistic target this coming season is returning to the Champions League. Unfortunately, they are still not the favorites in the top four race. Their odds currently stand at 2/1, with Chelsea (8/11) and Tottenham (8/11) taking the lead.
Arsenal’s odds of winning the next North London Derby
One of the much-awaited matchdays in Arsenal’s 2022/23 Premier League fixture list is the North London Derby. This is one of those matches that no Arsenal or Spurs fan would want to miss regardless of their team’s form. The last North London Derby saw Arsenal lose their grip in the battle for the top four positions.
Given the new signings at both camps, who are the favorites to win the next derby? The Gunners have won their last two league meetings with Spurs at the Emirates and will definitely look forward to adding to that run of form. Of course, it’s too early to predict the winner in this anticipated match, but you can imagine that Arsenal playing at home will be the favorites.
Odds in other Arsenal’s big fixtures
Arsenal will kick off the season against Crystal Palace. Arsenal visits Patrick Vieira’s side at Selhurst Park on August 5. You’ll recall this fixture began a three-match losing streak for the Gunners in April. Mikel Arteta’s side will want to right the wrongs of last year and get to a good start. It’ll definitely be a tight match, but the Gunners might have all it takes to get the job done this year.
Another huge opponent to look forward to is Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United. Arsenal took the lead at Old Trafford last season but eventually lost 3–2. Coming on September 3, this will be Arsenal’s first proper test; winning it will set the tone for the rest of the season.
October will be the defining month for the Gunners’ first half of the season as they face Spurs, Liverpool, and Man City in a space of four weeks. Arsenal has often struggled against the Big Six, and these matches will test their resilience. As for the bottom half of the table, the Gunners will look to improve on last season’s performances, particularly against Newcastle, Palace, and Brighton. Nottingham Forrest knocked out Arsenal twice in the FA Cup and will definitely be a proper opponent in the Premier League this season.
Arsenal’s odds of being the top London team
With Chelsea and Tottenham looking strong last season, the Gunners will need to put in a shift for them to stand a chance of being the city’s top team. Arsenal fans will be unimpressed by the fact that their arch-rivals Spurs have finished above them for six years running. So where do the bookies reckon Arsenal will finish this time around?
The Gunners are 4/1 to finish as London’s top club next season. Tuchel’s and Conte’s sides lead the way at 5/4 each. Following their impressive run in the Europa League last season, West Ham are at 25/1 to finish above Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham.
Arsenal’s odds to qualify for the UEFA Europa League
After two consecutive eighth-place finishes, the Gunners are finally back in the UEFA Europa League. Will they retain their top six position? The team’s odds of finishing in the top six spots are 4/7, which makes them one of the favorites.
Inasmuch as this is good news to Arsenal fans, they’ll consider a top six finish the bare minimum. Given the club’s stature and the quality of players in the squad, you’d imagine that Arsenal has all it takes to battle for Champions League football rather than UEL.
Arsenal’s odds of producing a top goal scorer
Aubameyang was undoubtedly one of the Premier League’s lethal scorers, but with the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal are back in the top-goal-scorer debate. The Brazilian is 7th on the list of favorites at 16/1. Eddie Nketiah, on the other hand, is priced at 33/1 while Bukayo Saka is at 66/1.
Arsenal has already begun work in preparation for the new season following a rather disappointing 2021/22 campaign. The Gunners had the best chance of finishing fourth or even higher last time out, but injuries and inconsistencies didn’t help their push. Given how the transfer business has gone so far and the preseason performances, the team looks ready for another Premier League run. Fans will hope their team meets their expectations this time around.
If the odds posted by the bookmakers are anything to go by, Mikel Arteta’s team will need to work a lot harder to take a Champions League spot. Of course, the odds are against Arsenal winning the title, but anything is possible in the Premier League. If you’re looking to place a bet on Arsenal’s final position in the 2022/23 PL campaign, be sure to check out the odds listed in this post. Keep in mind, though, any new signings before the close of the transfer window or Arsenal’s great start to the season could change these odds significantly.
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