William Hill are already betting on Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud’s debut season in the Premier League.
Giroud completed his move to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday and the French striker is 20/1 with William Hill
to take the English game by storm and be this season’s top goal scorer in the Premier League, with Arsenal 6/1 to be crowned champions in May.
Giroud is Arsene Wenger’s second signing in attack this summer, with Lukas Podolski already signed before Euro 2012. Podolski is 6/4 to net more goals than Giroud in his debut season, with Giroud at 1/2 to outscore his German counterpart.
With all the new signings in attack thus far, the future of Robin Van Persie still stands in the balance. Hill’s believe the Arsenal captain could go either way with it being 5/6 he stays and 5/6 he doesn’t. If he does go, Manchester City are 6/4 to pick up the Dutchman. Juventus are 3/1, Manchester United are 6/1 and Real Madrid are quoted at 10/1.
Despite the positive signings at the Emirates, the Gunners are fancied to end up trophy less come May. William Hill have them at 1/4 to pick up no trophies, 25/1 for a Premier League and FA Cup double and 1000/1 for a clean sweep of the FA Cup, the Capital One Cup, the Premier League and the Champions League.
William Hill spokesman Mark Young told Bettingpro.com: “Giroud is a positive signing from Wenger but whether Van Persie stays or not is vital. A bit of luck, keeping RVP, an injury free campaign and a full return to fitness and form for Jack Wilshere is still needed to convince people that Arsenal are serious challengers.”
Latest William Hill odds:
Olivier Giroud Vs Lukas Podolski Goals Match Bet
1/2 Giroud, 6/4 Podolski
20/1 Giroud to Be Top Premier League Goal Scorer
Robin Van Persie to stay at Arsenal? 5/6 Yes, 5/6 No
Robin Van Persie’s Next Club: 6/4 Manchester City, 3/1 Juventus, 6/1 Manchester United, 10/1 Real Madrid, 14/1 Barcelona, 20/1 Paris St Germain, 25/1 AC Milan, 25/1 Inter Milan, 25/1 Bayern Munich
4/9 Arsenal to finish in the top Four
Premier League Outright 2012/13: 11/8 Manchester City, 5/2 Manchester United, 9/2 Chelsea, 6/1 Arsenal, 20/1 Liverpool, 33/1 Tottenham, 150/1 Newcastle, 250/1 BAR
Top London Club: 4/6 Chelsea, 7/4 Arsenal, 4/1 Tottenham, 66/1 Fulham, 200/1 QPR, 250/1 West Ham
1/4 No Trophies
25/1 Premier League/ FA Cup
33/1 FA Cup/ Capital One Cup
33/1 Premier League/ Capital One Cup
50/1 Premier League/ UEFA Champions League
66/1 Capital One Cup/ UEFA Champions League
66/1 FA Cup/ UEFA Champions League
200/1 Premier League/ FA Cup/ Capital One Cup
400/1 Premier League/ FA Cup/ UEFA Champions League
400/1 FA Cup/ Capital One Cup/ UEFA Champions League
500/1 Premier League/ Capital One Cup/ UEFA Champions League
1000/1 Premier League/ FA Cup/ Capital One Cup/ UEFA Champions League