It’s finally time to say goodbye to Arsene Wenger after more than two decades of him being known as the manager of Arsenal Football Club, as his tenure with the Gunners will come to an end this Sunday when they travel north to face Huddersfield Town. The Terriers have already confirmed their survival courtesy of a midweek draw against Chelsea, and now, they can go into the final game of the season with nothing to worry about – whereas Arsenal will be desperate to register their first away point of 2018 before they have to endure a three-month break before they get another chance at it.
As seen on bet365, there are a series of interesting betting odds that have been released – which is odd in a way, given that the match has no real meaning, much like many of the showdowns in the Premier League this weekend. In terms of the actual result, some may not be surprised to hear that Arsenal are still 3/5 favourites whereas the home side Huddersfield are 5/1 underdogs. A draw of any kind is valued at 10/3, which isn’t all too surprising given the circumstances.
We’ve seen the likes of Steven Gerrard ride off into the sunset with a humiliating defeat, and while the situation it’s exactly the same for Arsene Wenger, you can imagine that Arsenal won’t do things the hard way. As such, Huddersfield/Arsenal as a half-time/full-time would make some sense at 18/1 – with Arsenal/Arsenal being 11/8, despite the clubs’ trajectory over the last few months.
Clearly, goals are expected with Over 2.5 being 1/2 and under being 6/4, with BTTS currently being valued at 8/13. Funnily enough, if Arsenal do end up winning, the bookies seem to think that it’s a close call regarding whether or not the Terriers will score as the Gunners are valued at 15/8 for a win and BTTS, and 2/1 to triumph without BTTS.
The favoured goalscorers are hardly surprising with Aubameyang being priced at 4/7 anytime, Lacazette at 10/11, and Danny Welbeck at 5/4 alongside Eddie Nketiah. With no Europa League final to prepare for, the door is open for Arsenal to send Wenger into his next job in the right way.
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