So, what, is it Arsene IN now? Or just go the whole hog and get Big Sam?
Moaning Arsenal fans could be coming round to the idea that Arsene Wenger wasn’t so bad after all. There’s even talk of club takeovers.
But if the sorry surrender to former boss Unai Emery’s Villarreal suggested anything, it was that next former boss Mikel Arteta is probably not the issue.
There has to be a better betting angle today than the shell-shocked Gunners at 4/9 to beat West Brom (7pm). For starters, team news could make a mockery of that price.
Will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hurried return from malaria be reversed now there’s nothing to play for? Same rush-back issue for Alexandre Lacazette – so that could be half Arsenal’s total goal threat gone at a stroke.
West Brom are in the drop slots on merit and could get blown away, but they scored eight against Chelsea this season. They have got on the scoreboard in five of their 10 Big Six games.
The Baggies have real quality in Matheus Pereira and a real nuisance in Mbaye Diagne – if Arsenal are droopy they’ll be a rude awakening, and Diagne’s worth an ‘anytime scorer’ nibble at 4/1.
Odd to think that Everton were just 14/1 to win the title at one point last Autumn.
West Ham are fizzing and Jesse Lingard – who has scored in seven of his 12 Irons games – is the ‘anytime scorer’ call at 9/5 (Unibet, 4.30pm).
Manchester United go to Aston Villa (2.05pm) and will reshuffle – ‘no goalscorer’ is too big at 12/1 (Fred) for worldie fans. Marcus Rashford 9/4 (Unibet) ‘anytime’ is fair.
The hosts are having a ’mare with injuries and Covid – but it’s still hard to fancy wetting your beak with the goal-shy Seagulls at 6/5.
We want a fun-sized telly punt that could last 90mins, and Wolves’ Romain Saiss ‘anytime scorer’ is it – the 12/1 (Bet365) is big on his data and he looks a decent fit here.
In Spain, take NO ‘both teams to score’ at 11/10 (BetVic) when Real Madrid welcome tight Sevilla in La Liga this evening (8pm).
Last week: Winners at 2/1 and 21/20