Arsenal and moneysaving policy

Arsenal were given good chances to enter the title race before the start to the current season and they were ranked as third favourites behind Manchester United and Chelsea. The odds on Arsenal to win the Premier League were nothing special (5.50) as many pundits believed that Wenger’s youngsters have matured enough to mount a serious title challenge. However, numerous injuries to Wenger’s star players denied the Gunners a chance to enter the race with Manchester, Liverpool and Chelsea and they ended up fighting for the top four finish.

The Gunners had a very poor start to the season and they were unable to reach the form that had served them so well the previous season. Arsene Wenger’s team were quickly out of the title race, and people started criticizing Wenger’s coaching methods. He was blamed for sticking with his tactics of playing talented but too inexperienced players and even the fans turned against him. He was also blamed for letting the players like Flamini, Giberto and Hleb leave the club without bringing decent replacements. The French manager was going through the worst stages of his career at the club, and numerous injuries to the star players only added to the worries. At one stage to the season, Arsenal were trailing seven points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa and they seemed to be out of the race for the Champions League place but all that changed in the space of just few weeks.

Wenger seemed to have finally broken under pressure as he signed experienced playmaker Andrei Arshavin in January to boost his injury-depleted squad. In the absence of injured Fabregas, Walcott and Rosicky, the team desperately needed some creative spark and Arshavin was the perfect answer to the problems. The team started playing much better since his arrival and Gunners quickly closed the gap on Aston Villa. The injured players started returning from injuries and the Gunners finally played to their potential. What seemed to be a very disappointing season could still turn into one of the most successful seasons in club’s recent history as Arsenal will definitely achieve a top four finish in the Premier League, whereas they are still in contention for the title in both Champions League and FA Cup. You could argue that the Gunners are unlikely to win both Champions League and FA Cup, but not many people believed that Arsenal will catch Aston Villa in fourth, let alone create an eight-point advantage in such a short period of time. If you are a true Arsenal fan and believe that this is possible you may be interested to put your money where your mouth is as Expekt gives odds of 20.00 (1/19) on Arsenal to win both FA Cup and Champions League. With their 100% deposit bonus for new customers you may even double that odds and eagerly await the end of the season.