Today’s show began with the breaking news that Arsenal have agreed to sell Theo Walcott to Everton for around £20 million, which marks the Toffees’ second major signing of the transfer window following the purchase of Cenk Tosun for a reported £27 million.
Sam Allardyce’s men have lost all four of their matches in 2018 and sit seven points above the relegation zone in ninth, and are a chunky 50/1 (51.0) with dabblebet to be relegated.
The Chilean is not cup tied for any competition, having only played in the Europa League this season whilst missing out on Arsenal’s FA Cup third round loss to Nottingham Forest, which means the Red Devils would be free to select him for their Champions League exploits.
In the Premier League, the Red Devils sit second after a resounding 3-0 win over Stoke City and can be backed at 6/4 (2.50) in the “without Man City” market, which is essentially a bet on who will come second at this point, given the Citizens’ dominance.
The Sanchez deal could see Arsene Wenger receiving £35 million and out-of-favour midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who would add a degree of attacking flair and talent to an Arsenal team that is eight points off the top four – and can be backed at 6/1 (7.0) with dabblebet to make up that ground come the end of the campaign.
On top of that, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could also be set for a move to the Emirates Stadium following multiple disciplinary issues in Germany, and could join up with Bordeaux winger Malcom, whose big-money transfer to north London is getting closer with each passing day.
All of those potential signings would be eligible to play for Arsenal in the Europa League – which represents a realistic chance of silverware and an alternative passage to the Champions League next season – and are available at a solid 6/1 (7.0) to win Europe’s second-tier club competition, with Atletico Madrid installed as 7/2 (4.50) favourites.
The Blues are still chasing glory in three major cup competitions, with the two domestic trophies likely to be a priority as, should they beat Norwich City in a Third Round reply on Tuesday night, a home tie against Newcastle United awaits. The Londoners can be backed at just 2/7 (1.28) to win against the Canaries and 11/2 (6.50) to lift the trophy for the first time since 2012.