As it has become glaringly obvious that Arsenal are no match for the top three teams in the League, the question now is can the Gunners win a trophy by any other avenue (and No, Fourth Place is not a trophy Mr Wenger!). In fact there are few Arsenal fans that would even back the Gunners in any Premier League multiples when they face Spurs this week!
According to the bookies Arsenal are short odds-on to win nothing this season (around 1/2) but are still only priced at 6/4 to win ANY trophy, simply because it looks like the Capital One Cup is a straight fight between Arsenal and Chelsea. Strangely enough Mr. Wenger doesn’t even consider that on as trophy!
If we look at the Champions League bets, Arsenal have little chance of winning the competition and are priced at 25/1 by bet365 to win it, which would inevitably mean that it is only the domestic cups that are possibles for Arsenal.
So, back to the League Cup, Arsenal face Bradford in the next round and should easily progress, but are only 2/1 second favourites behind Chelsea to win the competition, with Chelsea installed as 6/4 favourites.
In the FA Cup, which hasn’t even started yet for Premiership teams, Arsenal are 9/1 fourth favourites to win behind the inevitable New Top Three, but any serious backers may be put off by Wenger’s penchant for using peripheral players in Cup competitions, especially if there is a Champions League game played in the same week.
So come on Gooners, let’s be realistic. Can Arsenal win any trophy this season?