Unai Emery arrived in North London with a big reputation. Arsenal fans who had long since grown weary of Arsene Wenger were cautiously optimistic about the impact that Emery would have even if everybody connected with the Gunners knew it would take time.
A fifth place finish in the Premier League and an appearance in the Europa League final was a good return from Emery’s first season in charge. With some exciting signings and more time for Emery to work with his squad, can Arsenal finally break back into the top four?
Arsenal Premier League Betting Odds
It’s been a long time since Arsenal genuinely challenged for the Premier League title. If you think they’re going to make an impact at the top of the table you can back the Gunners for glory at 50/1 with 888Sport.
That’s a big justifiably big price as it’s a huge ask for Arsenal for even to get involved in the title conversation.
Arsenal Team Info & Current Stats
Below is the list of comings and goings at Arsenal over the summer
|Dani Ceballos||Real Madrid||Loan|
|Stephan Lichsteiner||End of Contract||–|
|Danny Welbeck||End of Contract||–|
Arsenal Europa League Betting Odds
A major part of Unai Emery’s reputation was formed with the three Europa League titles he won in a row with Sevilla. He nearly got his hands on the trophy again last season and although he fell short, Arsenal have every chance of putting that right this time around at 7/1.
Arsenal Outright Betting Odds
Backing Arsenal to win the Premier League is unlikely to give you a return on your investment. The Europa League looks a better option but that is a very difficult competition to win so nothing can be taken for granted.
Arsenal have an excellent record in the FA Cup and their suitability to attacking football marks them out as a good bet for that competition at a huge 14/1 with 888Sport.
Arsenal Tips and Predictions
A return to the Champions League has got to be the number one target for Arsenal this season. They could do that via the Europa League but we think they’ll be good enough to do it via a top four finish in the Premier League. The competition for those top four places is as fierce as ever but Arsenal do look good value at 6/4.
Elsewhere, the cup competitions could provide more for the Arsenal fans to cheer about. We also think the Gunners will score a lot of goals this season so consider backing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to be the Premier League’s top goalscorer at 7/1
Arsenal Team Leaderboard Stats
Check who are the top leading players for the leading categories on the Premier League for Arsenal, just click on the ‘Goals’, ‘Assists’ and ‘Cards’ tabs to see the top players for each category.
Arsenal Current Squad
|Bernd Leno (goalkeeper)||27||German||£27m|
|Emiliano Martínez (goalkeeper)||26||Argentine||£2m|
|Matt Macey (goalkeeper)||24||English||£225k|
|Shkodran Mustafi (defender)||27||German||£22.5m|
|Calum Chambers (defender)||24||English||£13m|
|Rob Holding (defender)||23||English||£11m|
|Laurent Koscielny (defender)||33||French||£7m|
|Sead Kolasinac (defender)||26||Bosnian||£18m|
|Nacho Monreal (defender)||33||Spanish||£7m|
|Hector Bellerin (defender)||24||Spanish||£36m|
|Carl Jenkinson (defender)||27||English||£2m|
|Lucas Torreira (midfielder)||23||Uruguyan||£50m|
|Granit Xhaka (midfielder)||26||Swiss||£40m|
|Mohemed Elneny (midfielder)||27||Egyptian||£7m|
|Matteo Guendouzi (midfielder)||20||French||£32m|
|Dani Ceballos (midfielder)||22||Spanish||£27m|
|Joe Willock (midfielder)||19||English||–|
|Ainsley Maitland-Niles (midfielder)||21||English||£11m|
|Henrikh Mkhitaryan (midfielder)||30||Armenian||£22.5m|
|Mesut Ozil (midfielder)||30||German||£22m|
|Alex Iwobi (forward)||23||Nigerian||£22.5m|
|Reiss Nelson (forward)||19||English||£15m|
|Takuma Asano (forward)||24||Japanese||£1.5m|
|Alexandre Lacazette (forward)||28||French||£63m|
|Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (forward)||30||Gabonese||£63m|
|Eddie Nketiah (forward)||20||English||£7m|
Arsenal Honours & Records
Premier League/First Division: 13
Champions League/European Cup: 0
Europa League/UEFA Cup:
FA Cup: 13
League Cup: 2
Most Appearances: David O’Leary – 558
Highest Goalscorer: Thierry Henry – 228