Ivan Gazidis

Punters jump on huge Arsenal’s relegation odds

Could Arsenal be relegated?

No longer do the bookies offer wild odds on teams to win the Premier League.

All that changed after Leicester defied everyone winning the 2015-16 Premier League title.

As everyone remembers, Leicester were priced at 5000/1 to win the title.

But while punters looking for long odds no longer look at potential title winners, the relegation stakes are worth paying attention to.

In that regard, it’s been widely reported this week that lots of people are jumping on a 1000/1 offer on Arsenal going down.

Arsenal & Premier League

After three rounds of the new campaign, the Gunners are down in 16th.

A 4-3 win over Leicester on the opening day of the season was followed by two defeats in a row to Stoke and Liverpool.

Arsenal’s defeat at Anfield was particularly awful as the Reds played Arsene Wenger’s side off the park in a 4-0 thrashing.

That result, combined with Arsenal’s business in the summer transfer window, has triggered punters into predicting the worst for the Gunners. As reported in the Sun:

According to Oddschecker, of all bets that were placed on relegation the day after the transfer window shut, 52 per cent of them backed Arsenal.

The Gunners are 1000/1 to be playing Championship football next season.

Reported by Unipaper, George Elek a spokesman for Oddschecker said: “It used to be unthinkable that Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal would even finish outside the top four, but the crisis club has some punters predicting that there is still further to fall.”

Arsenal v Bournemouth

This weekend Arsenal return to Premier League action with a home match against Bournemouth.

Bournemouth are one of the few teams below 16th placed Arsenal in the Premier League. That’s after the Cherries have lost their opening three matches of the season.

Ahead of that game, Alexis Sanchez has returned to social media. In sunnier news, the South American star has revealed he’s fully focused on playing for the Gunners.