Swansea City pulled off a stunning scalp in the form of Arsenal as they moved back into the top half of the table and William Hill are offering 4/1 that they manage to finish in the top 10 this season. Brendan Rodgers has performed miracles in South Wales and he is 7/1 to win the manager of the year award.
Swansea continue to confound their detractors who were predicting a tricky time for them this season, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly. They hardly spent any money when they came up yet are still managing to mix it with the big boys in the top half of the table.
Arsenals slim hopes of winning the league suffered another dent and they are 80/1 with Hills to win the league and their odds to finish in the top four are also on the drift, with Hills making them 7/4 to finish in the Champions League spots. On a positive note for Arsenal Robin Van Persie continued his fine form by netting Arsenals first and he is Even money to finish with golden boot this season. The Gooners are 1/12 to finish in the top 6.
Arsene Wenger 5/2 to no longer be manager of Arsenal come the star of next season and with Robin van Persies contract expiring at the end of the 2013 season, Hills make him 7/4 to no longer be an Arsenal player on the first day of next season.
Arsenal are in a bit of a rut this season and they could do with bringing in a few new faces and Hills offer 12/1 that Mr Wenger signs at least three new players in this Januarys transfer window. Although, they are odds on, at 8/11, to sign no new faces.
Premier League Outright: 8/15 Manchester City; 9/4 Manchester United; 10/1 Tottenham; 25/1 Chelsea; 80/1 Arsenal; 150/1 Liverpool
Top Four finish: 1/200 Manchester City; 1/40 Manchester United; 2/9 Spurs; 4/11 Chelsea; 7/4 Arsenal; 2/1 Liverpool; 25/1 BAR
Betting without Manchester clubs: 10/11 Tottenham; 6/4 Chelsea; 7/ Arsenal; 12/1 Liverpool; 150/1 Newcastle; 250/1 Everton
Relegation: 2/5 Wigan; 4/7 Bolton; 4/5 Blackburn; 6/4 QPR; 7/4 Wolves; 5/1 Swansea; 8/1 BAR
Top Goalscorer: 1/1 Robin van Persie; 5/2 Sergio Aguero; 6/1 Wayne Rooney; 12/1 Demba Ba; 33/1 BAR
Swansea finishing position in 2011/12: 4/1 Top half; 1/7 bottom half
7/1 Brendan Rodgers manager of the year 2011/12
Arsenal top four finish 2011/12 – 7/4
Arsenal top six finish 2011/12 – 1/12
Arsene Wenger Arsenal Manager on the first day of the Premier League season 2012/13?
Van Persie at Arsenal on the first day of the Premier League season 2012/13*?
*Loans away count as no
How many more players will Arsenal sign during January*?
Exactly one 13/8
Exactly two 9/2
Three or more 12/1
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