Arsenal Football Club, or the Gunners as they are affectionately known, are a Premier League soccer team who play their home games at the Emirates Stadium in Holloway, London. Arsenal have only ever been relegated once, that being in 1913, and they hold the record for the most consecutive season in English soccer’s top flight. Since their creation in 1886, when they used to be called Dial Square, Arsenal has one a joint-record 12 FA Cups, two League Cups, 14 FA Community Shields, and 13 League titles.
Although Arsenal have 13 league title to their name, they have not won the Premier League since the 2003/04 campaign, much to the annoyance of their loyal supporters. During this season, Arsenal went unbeaten in the league, becoming only the second club to finish a top-flight campaign without a loss.
Since winning their last title, Arsenal have finished in the top four places every season and qualified for the Champions League, yet they seem to struggle in Europe despite having invested heavily in their squad.
Manager Arsene Wenger has created a team who are dazzling in attack, and whose style of soccer is revered around the globe as beautiful to watch.
With the likes of Mezut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, and Jack Wiltshire pulling the strings in midfield, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, and Santi Carzola bombing down the flanks, it is easy to see why Arsenal’s attack was ranked fourth best in the league last season with 65 goals.
Arsenal is being linked with several of Europe’s top strikers including an audacious attempt to buy Gonzalo Higuain for £80 million. If the club can acquire his services, expect their +600 third favorite odds on winning the Premier League to fall significantly.
Will you be betting on Arsenal to win the Premier League this season?
Arsenal Next Regular Season Game
Arsenal are a formidable team to play at home or away, but you still need to know who Arsenal play in their next regular season game if you are to bet on them.
Arsenal Game Schedule
Keep this page handy because it contains the full Arse game schedule for the coming season, which you can use to plan your betting activity with surgeon-like precision.
Arsenal face two tough games in the opening two weeks of the 2016/17 season, starting at home to Liverpool and away to champions Leicester City.
September and October are kind to Arsenal with only Chelsea being a side they may not get all three points from, but you never know in this crazy game of soccer where anything can happen.
What Are The Current Arsenal Standings
Arsenal should be there or thereabouts when it comes to the Premier League title, although the bookmakers think they will finish in third place behind both Manchester clubs.
Feast your eyes on the current Arsenal standings and see if the bookmakers’ predictions are coming true.
Arsenal Online Betting Tips
Arsenal’s odds of +600 to win the Premier League in 2016/17 look quite tempting when you consider their excellent record in the league since its creation. However, no league title since 2003/04 speaks volumes, and is one of the reasons they are third favorites.
You can find preseason odds of -189 on Arsenal to finish in the top four place, which they almost certainly will, and -625 on them finishing in the top six. That last bet has no value whatsoever and we would recommend staying clear of it.
The 2015/16 season saw Arsenal finish second in the league with a 20-7-11 record with three of those seven defeats coming from games played at home.
Interestingly, Arsenal’s attack was the best in the league on the road, yet their defense was only ranked seventh. They conceded 25 goals on their travels compared to 11 at home, so look for odds on the over 2.5 goals market when Arsenal are playing away.
Games involving Arsenal last year featured 101 goals, with 19 games seeing the over 2.5 goals hit, and 19 under 2.5 goals, with 11 of those over 2.5 goals coming when Arsenal were on the road.
Although they scored 65 goals in 2015/16 – the fourth best in the league – Arsenal still do not have an out-and-out natural goalscorer.
Oliver Giroud scored 16 goals in the league, but a club like Arsenal needs a 20+ a season man. Incidentally, Giroud is +1400 to finish the season as the Premier League’s top goalscorer.
Arsenal are also competing in the UEFA Champions League this season, and are priced at +2500 join eighth favorites to win the competition. These odds could be slashed if they sign a proven goalscorer so keep one eye on the transfer news.