Arsenal Are The Most Backed Side For Relegation After The Transfer Window
All the activity from the transfer window day, and deadline day in particular, will have many knock on effects in the Premier League. The biggest one is that punters made Arsenal their favourites to go down.
The end of last season saw Arsene Wenger lift the FA Cup and then decide against going out in a blaze of glory, instead signing a new two year deal, much to the delight of the chaps on Arsenal Fan TV.
Gunners fans would have been hoping that the Frenchman was ready to change his ways in what will surely be his last two seasons in charge and the high profile signing of Alexandre Lacazette may have boosted those hopes.
Wenger could have gone out at the top. The manager with most FA Cup wins and a third trophy in four years. Image: PA
But by the end of the transfer window, with losses to Liverpool and Stoke recorded, life at Arsenal was already looking bleak and it seems that all fans are aware of that.
According to Oddschecker 52% of bets placed on Premier League relegation since the transfer window closed have been placed on the Gunners, despite the north London side being priced at 1000/1!
Ozil encapsulates the feeling at Arsenal after the 4-0 hammering by Liverpool. Image: PA
The Gunners have never been outside the top tier of football since they were first promoted to it in 1919, long before the Premier League and thus football began, and despite their start and the money going on them it's very unlikely it'll happen.
Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek, said, "It used to be unthinkable that Arsene Wenger's Arsenal would even finish outside the Top 4, but the crisis club has some punters predicting that there is still further to fall.
"That over half the bets we have seen have been on a relegation for the Gunners shows just how much faith has been lost in the French manager."
Could Wenger really take them down? Image: PA
Elek did have some 'good' news for the Emirates side though, adding, "Despite their fast start to the season, Manchester United are still seen to be the outsiders in the title race behind their old foe."
It's quite the damning indictment of Arsenal's transfer window that so many people suddenly fancy them to go down, that's some transfer window!