Published on January 2nd, 2014 | by soccersweep
Arsenal: Odds shorten dramatically on shock striker signing
Arsenal are riding high after sustaining their title challenge through Christmas. However, the festive period took its toll, with injuries to several keys players.
Despite the return of Podolski from injury Arsenal look lightest up top and speculation is intensifying by the day as to who Mr. Wenger may bid for in January.
The names that keep appearing in the press are Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid and Diego Costa of cross-city rivals Atletico.
But today has brought surprising developments with a player who many had perceived as a nigh-on impossible transfer. Bookmakers SkyBet had Tottenham and Arsenal as joint favourites to sign Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov at 4/1. But the ex-Tottenham man’s odds to join Arsenal have shortened twice today. First to 5/2 and now to 7/4.
With this sudden shortening one may well imagine that the bookmaker has some inside information on the movements of The Bulgarian, whose agent last month told the press that the player wants out of Fulham.
We could easily imagine him playing again for Tottenham but a move to Arsenal remains a possibility. Berbatov is still a very decent player, and has done well at Fulham, quickly becoming their talisman last season.
If the chance to once more play at the top presented itself with Arsenal, Berbatov would surely go for it, despite his previous allegiance to Tottenham. We think that something will happen with regards Berbatov’s future pretty soon and we’ll keep you posted on developments.
Let’s remind ourselves of the class of the Bulgarian. CLICK FOR BERBATOV
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