Newcastle and Arsenal shared the spoils on the opening day of the season and Arsenal have been pushed out to 12/1 to win the Premier League with William Hill. In a fiery affair, there was one red card for Arsenal and could have been another with Joey Barton involved in both incidents. Hills offer 6/5 that Arsenal receive between one and three red cards this season and 7/4 that they get four or five. Joey Barton on the other hand is odds on, at 4/6 to receive no red cards this season and is 5/6 to still be at Newcastle at the end of the summer transfer window and 5/6 that he is not. An uninspiring draw will not have improved Arsenal fans dim view on Arsene Wengers transfer policy and he is 5/2 to have left his job by the final day of this season.
Arsenes men lost their heads once again at St James Park and came away with a draw, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly. While not a disastrous result, the craft of Fabregas and Nasri was sorely missed and Wenger may have to splash the cash quite soon.
Elsewhere, Liverpools odds of 10/1 were eased to 12/1 following a home draw against Sunderland.
Joey Barton Red Cards In The Premier League: 4/6 none; 5/2 one; 3/1 two or more
Arsenal red cards in the Premier League: 6/5 one three; 7/4 four five; 9/4 six or more
Joey Barton to still be at Newcastle come the end of the transfer window: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Arsene Wenger to still be Arsenal boss come the last day of the season: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no
Premier League Outright: 11/8 Manchester United; 5/2 Chelsea; 4/1 Manchester City; 12/1 Arsenal; 12/1 Liverpool; 50/1 BAR
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