Arsenal Summer Transfer Betting Tips
The 2017-2018 summer transfer period has no doubt been one of the better windows in recent memory for many Arsenal supporters. The club has managed to conduct its dealings much earlier in the window by signing Bosnian left back, Sead Kolasinac, on a free transfer from Schalke and Alexandre Lacazette for a club record £45m from Lyon. Every Gooner is happy with the club’s business and with talk of more signings coming before the deadline day; this is surely a good time to be an Arsenal supporter. The only downside is the departure of youth team player Chris Willock to Benfica. Though deals are already made, much more in and outs are expected and there are a huge variety of football bets available with many bookmakers regarding Arsenal as tops for this summer transfer window.
After securing the statement of record signing Alexandre Lacazette earlier in the window, Arsenal is looking to break the bank soon with another player from France, Thomas Lemar. Lemar is an exciting left sided winger from Monaco who is also comfortable playing on the right wing and in central midfield. According to bookies, Arsenal is likely to win with Thomas Lemar as SkyBet pits 2/7 odds on him joining. Furthermore, Unibet is at 5/11, 32Red at 4/9, and 888 Sports has 5/11 odds supporting this. With reports of Alexis Sanchez being unstable at Arsenal, the team’s resolve to acquire him and reports that the player himself prefers a move to Arsenal, it seems reasonable to bet for the deal to be struck before the summer window ends.
There are also many other reports linking Arsenal to a whole host of players. The outstanding deals include Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk, Bayern Munich’s Thomas Mueller, and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema. According to bookies, it’s unlikely that these deals will go through unless major developments arise. William Hill has Arsenal’s pursuit of van Dijk at 25 odds, Betfred 20 and Paddy Power at 12 odds. Thomas Mueller is further down the pecking order with Bwin putting any deal between Arsenal and Bayern Munich for the player at 30 odds. The only bookmaker having odds for a Karim Benzema transfer to Arsenal deal, is the 888 brand and they are not confident about any deal being struck with 13/2 odds.
One transfer rumour that has dragged on and on over the past couple of months, regards the future of Alexis Sanchez, after media pointed out that he mentioned he wants to play champions league football in an interview in his home country. Sanchez has been linked with a whole host of clubs including premier league rivals Manchester City, money bags PSG and AC Milan, who are rumoured to make the player the poster boy for their newly assembled team. Bookies are tipping PSG and Manchester City as most likely destinations. SkyBet features 11/4 Sanchez to PSG odds and 3 Sanchez to Machester City odds. Betfred, BetVictor, Sportingbet and Paddy Power all have 2 odds for Sanchez to PSG while Unibet, 32Red, and 888 have 2 odds for a Sanchez to Manchester deal.
Other rumoured players that may be out of the club include Jack Wilshere with West Ham being 9/4 as favourites to sign him. Sampdoria from Italy is second best favourite to land Jack Wilshere with 4/1 odds, while Newcastle and Premiership newboys Huddersfield Town, have 6/1 and 9/1 odds respectively. Lucas Perez is another player widely rumoured to be unsettled mainly due to limited playing time, and former club Deportivo La Coruna are hot favourites to win him back with 11/2 odds. Another player rumoured to be itching for a move, is David Ospina, who has been linked with moves to giants Fenerbahce 9/1 and Galatasary 11/4.
The summer transfer window is a strange period for everyone, including players, managers, fans and punters. Anything can happen, but it seems as of now, that these are the likely deals to follow Arsenal’s earlier deals.