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More people have bet on Arsenal to be relegated this season than any other Premier League club 

The Gunners poor start to the season and their less-than-impressive transfer dealings this summer have seen an increase in relegation bets

It’s safe to say that Arsenal have not enjoyed a particularly fruitful start to the new Premier League season. 

An unconvincing opening-day win against Leicester was followed by back-to-back away defeats to Stoke and Liverpool before the international break, which has left Arsene Wenger’s side already trailing league leaders Manchester United by six points.

This won’t end well…

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This won’t end well…

What’s more, Arsenal have once again disappointed their supporters in the transfer market by selling fan-favourite Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool on deadline day, and failing to secure viable replacements for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil – who both look set to leave for nothing next summer.

It’s all too familiar, isn’t it?

Supporters are not happy

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Supporters are not happy

And with the club ringing crisis klaxons already, odds comparison website Oddschecker have reported that an incredible 52% of bets placed in the Premier League relegation market have been on Arsebal, following their deadline day fiasco.

Failing to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco was one of the biggest talking points of transfer window, coupled with Sanchez’s desperate bid to leave the club for rivals Man City.

Lemar stayed put

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Lemar stayed put

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.

“Despite their fast start to the season, Manchester United are still seen to be the outsiders in the title race behind their old foe.”


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