Premier League Betting Preview - Arsenal

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Arsene WengerLast season was, frankly, a mad time to be an Arsenal fan. Arsenal's Premier League betting odds are similar this season as last at around the 12/1 market with StanJames.com but it could have been oh so different if Arsene Wenger's men hadn't recovered from a shocking start to the Premier League campaign.

Arsenal were flirting with the Premier League relegation zone early last season after what can only be described as an unmitigated disaster at the start to their campaign. When Arsenal lost 8-2 to Manchester United at Old Trafford, it looked like they were going to be have a tortuous Premier League season, their first without midfield whizz Samir Nasri and club talisman Cesc Fabregas.

However, Arsene Wenger performed a minor miracle in turning Arsenal's Premier League season round and, though they never challenged for the Premier League title, Arsenal sneaked into the Champions League places at the expense of bitter North London rivals Tottenham.

Wenger has come in for some stick in recent years for seeming to lack in ambition. Indeed, the latest Arsenal player to make noises about this and declare he wants a move away from Arsenal to win trophies is their goal machine Robin van Persie. The Dutchman Robin van Persie has told fans that he feels the clubs ambitions do not match his own and, whether or not this is true, it presents another headache for Wenger to deal with.

Wenger and Arsenal have recruited new players over the summer as they bid to reinvigorate their Premier League challenge. German striker Lukas Podolski has joined from Cologne, as has another striker in the shape of Olivier Giroud. Wenger has also sought to bring a bit of spark into midfield by signing highly-rated Spanish playmaker Santi Carloza from Malaga.

Arsenal Premier League Betting:

Man City (11/10)

Man Utd (5/2)

Chelsea (9/2)

Arsenal (12/1)

Tottenham (33/1)

Liverpool (33/1)

Arsenal Premier League Betting Specials:

(6/5) 3rd or better finishing position

(7/2) To win any major trophy

(5/1) Arsene Wenger not manager on last day of season

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