What should you watch out for when betting on Arsenal?
Arsenal is one of the most traditional English football clubs with a large fan base around the world. In its glorious history, the club has been the proud English champion 13 times and won the FA Cup eleven times. It is a little surprising that Arsenal has not yet made a special appearance in Europe. The only two successes were some time ago. In 1994 Arsenal won the European Cup Winners’ Cup and in 1970 the then-held Cup, a predecessor of the later UEFA Cup and the Europa League. The club is one of the regular guests in the Champions League and was able to reach the final here. The big goal is to get more titles both in the Premier League and internationally. However, the club has plenty of competition. In the domestic league, the “Gunners” have to compete with other top clubs such as Chelsea FC and clubs from Manchester.
An overview of key facts about Arsenal London:
- Full name: Arsenal Football Club
- Founded: January 10, 1986
- Colors: red-white
- Members: 150,000
- Sports: football
- Stadium: Emirates Stadium (60,362 seats)
- Successes: 1 x European cup winner, 1x trade fair cup winner, 13 x English champions, 11 x English cup winners, 13 x English Super Cup winners
What are the special features of betting on Arsenal London?
Like most Premier League teams Arsenal is usually very offensive. Relatively many goals are scored in games played by Londoners. This applies to both your own and opposing hits. Because while the Gunners offensive is well staffed, the defensive alliance is not considered too secure. The qualities of Arsenal are in their strong offensive. In return, the team conceded far too many goals for a top team. However, since the club is particularly strong at home, the balance doesn’t look that bad. Arsenal London, however, play too weak for higher ambitions abroad. In the current season 2014/2015 there were only four wins in the first 11 away games. Add to that the same number of losses and three draws. Because the competition in the Champions League is very strong,
Place bets on Arsenal
Although Arsenal mostly play well at home, the odds of a home win are not too bad. This is especially true if they are major competitors at the Emirates Stadium. Here it can be worthwhile to bet on a home win for the “Gunners”. However, if it goes against one of the teams from the lower half, hardly anything can be earned with such a bet. Here betting fans should rather concentrate on the away games. Although there is a certain risk due to the fluctuating performance, they bring surprisingly good odds for most games.
Goal bets are also a great way to get attractive odds. On average, three goals are scored in the home games of Arsenal London. There are also good betting odds with the derbies with Chelsea FC or Tottenham Hotspurs. When playing at home against weaker teams, handicaps can be a good alternative. The opponent gets a mathematical advantage, which increases the betting odds accordingly.
Arsenal stands for tradition in London
Even though local rival Chelsea have been more successful in recent years, Arsenal are still number 1 in the British capital in terms of success. The club celebrated its first championship as early as 1931. This also ushered in a particularly successful era for the club. Arsenal won five championships in the 1930s. The last two of a total of 13 titles date from the years 2002 and 2004. Although Arsenal London almost always belongs to the top group in the Champions League, it has not been enough for a championship since then. However, the club qualifies for the Champions League almost every season. In 2006 the Gunners even reached the final, but lost to FC Barcelona 1-2.
Arsenal was also very successful in the very important cup competition in England. The cup has already been won eleven times, more often than any other team. In 1998 and 2002, Arsenal London even managed to double the championship and cup. After a dry spell of almost 10 years, the FA Cup 2014 was celebrated frenetically by the fans. Internationally, Arsenal’s track record can certainly be expanded. In 1994 the European Cup Winners’ Cup was won and in 1970 the club was victorious in the former Cup.
A trainer legend and many top stars
It is unusual for a top European club that the same coach has been on the sidelines for 18 years. Arsene Wenger is the longest-serving Premier League coach and a real club legend. His record is quite remarkable. At the end of the 2013/2014 season, the coach had 577 wins in 1,009 games, 238 losses and the same number of draws. Although criticism arose in the meantime due to the lack of titles, the coach is still firmly in the saddle.
To improve the track record, Arsenal has invested a lot of money in the squad in recent years. With a transfer fee of 50 million, the German international Mesut Özil is the most expensive player in club history. In addition, the storm was reinforced with the Chilean Alexis Sanchez, currently the most accurate striker. But their fellow strikers Oliver Giroud and Danny Welbeck are always good for a goal. In defense, Per Mertesacker sets the tone. The defensive alliance is formed by the Spaniard Nacho Monreal as well as the Frenchman Laurent Koscielny and Kieran Gibbs.
What are the future prospects for Arsenal?
Despite high ambitions, Arsenal narrowly failed again and again in the Premier League. In the Champions League, too, the end was usually relatively early. In recent years, Bayern Munich have been knocked out twice in the round of 16. At the crucial moments, other teams were simply better in quality. Due to weaknesses in the defense, important games were always lost. Nevertheless, the team should be strong enough to have a say in the title award in the future. In addition, it can be expected that the squad will gradually be strengthened in the next few years.