Arsenal may not have won as many trophies as they would have liked over the last decade but they remain a threat in any competition that they play in. A strong and entertaining side will regularly be picked up by the TV Cameras too and that will therefore lead to a number of enhanced odds deals being linked to the Gunners.
Arsenal were originally formed back in 1886 and went through various name changes from Royal Arsenal, through to Woolwich Arsenal before any prefix was finally dropped. Now known simply as ‘Arsenal’ they moved north of the Thames in 1913 to their famous Highbury home.
The Gunners, as they were widely known became the second side in the 20th century to perform the historic ‘double’ when they won the First Division and the FA Cup at the end of the 1970/71 season. The start of the Premier League in 1992/93 brought a long period of success to Highbury and with the old ground struggling to cope with the demand from new spectators, a further move to the Emirates took place in July 2006.
In the present day, Arsenal are a regular fixture in the Champions League and can always be relied upon to perform well in the knockout competitions. They are, in fact, English record holders with 13 FA Cup wins as of 2018 and the most recent of those triumphs came at Wembley against Chelsea in 2017.
Arsenal have been fairly consistent throughout their existence but undoubtedly, their most prolific trophy winning period came under the great Herbert Chapman in the 1930’s. Prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, the Gunners claimed no less than five first division Championships and two FA Cup wins during this decade.
The 1970’s brought success too with their first European victory – the Fairs Cup, coming at the start of the decade. Arsenal had always been a threat in any competition but the arrival of manager Arsene Wenger in 1996 brought much greater consistency to the side.
In the Premier League era, the club have claimed three league titles and seven FA Cups and have continued to finish in the top four throughout Wenger’s reign. All that eludes them is a successful run in the Champions League itself.
Arsenal’s record in major trophies over the recent seasons reads as follows:
|Season||Premier league||FA Cup||Champions League||UEFA Europa League|
|2017/18||6th||Round of 32||–||Semi-finals|
|2016/17||5th||Winners||Round of 16||–|
|2015/16||2nd||6th round||Round of 16||–|
|2014/15||3rd||Winners||Round of 16||–|
|2013/14||4th||Winners||Round of 16||–|
Those facts suggest that the Gunners will go deep into any cup competition and although their Champions League exploits frequently finish at the first knockout stage, at least they get through the groups. In the last two seasons, the team has had to settle for Europa League football but they made the semi finals at the end of the 2017/18 campaign and were picked up by the bookies for a number of price boost promotions.
It all results in plenty of live TV action and lots of games that can lead to enhanced odds offers.
As we know, bookmakers like to combine two possible outcomes from a game and give a price boost if both drop in and typically, these outcomes will include a team to win and a certain player to score.
For Arsenal, this could mean looking towards their two main goal threats. In the January 2018 transfer window, Arsenal’s hopes of making the top four and qualifying for the Champions League were hit by the loss of Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud, who joined Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.
Manager Arsene Wenger had to move quickly and, having already brought in French international Alexandre Lacazette at the start of the 2017/18 season, the club signed striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. The Gabon international scored on his debut against Everton and finished the campaign with a healthy return of ten goals in 14 league matches.
Aubameyang and Lacazette will certainly appear in a number of these price boost offers while in midfield, German international Mesut Ozil is another man who knows where the goal is and could feature in this type of deal.
The fact that Arsenal as a team have done so well in recent years means that they will be covered extensively by TV in the seasons that lie ahead. Price boosts and enhanced odds on Arsenal to win, plus deals on their most prolific players will keep coming in so check the news feeds to find out all about the latest promotions.