Arsenal dramatically move from relegation candidates to European hopefuls as odds shift

ARSENAL'S festive flurry of wins has seen them drag themselves out of a relegation fight and into contention for a European place.

The Gunners have won three games on the bounce since Boxing Day lifting them up the table and just six points away from the top four.


The last three wins over Chelsea, Brighton and West Brom has not only saved Arsenal's season but it may have saved Mikel Arteta's job too.

Prior to their U-turn, Arsenal were on a torrid run of just one win from ten league games, which saw their odds slashed to just 20/1 to be relegated.

But after kicking on over the festive period, Arsenal are now 11/4 to end the season in the top six and 8/1 to pull off a top four finish with Ladbrokes.

Arteta was previously the odds-on favourite in the Premier League sack race at 4/5 just days before Christmas.

But his odds of staying in a job have drastically drifted to 20/1 in the sack race.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "The Arsenal board have stood by Arteta and it looks like it's starting to pay off with the Gunners now climbing back up the table."

Arsenal special odds – Ladbrokes

Arsenal to win the Premier League – 150/1

Arsenal to finish in the top four – 8/1

Arsenal to finish in the top six – 11/4

Arsenal to finish in the top 10 – 2/5

Arsenal to be relegated – 150/1


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Speaking after Arsenal's 4-0 win in the snow away to West Brom, starlet Bukayo Saka highlighted what has helped Arsenal improve in recent games.

He said: “We had a big week, three games in seven days, and we managed to win them and everything looks much better.

"It was difficult conditions but the team looked sharp from the start. It's a big win.

"After the results we had before we had to lift things straight away. Now we have got some discipline back.

"We look more creative in the final third and we look solid at the back."

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