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Premier League

8 July 2013

Arsenal a better bet than Chelsea to be top London club

The Gunners made the top four again last season and are looking to spend

Arsenal a better bet than Chelsea to be top London club

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Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea may be the big favourites to finish as top London club this season but it’s Arsenal who are starting to look the most tempting of the available bets.

Even though there have been no major signings for the Gunners yet, the north London side are making a lot of the right noises and have been strongly linked with some big name players – including Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Despite having their poorest team for many a season, Arsene Wenger still managed to drag his side to a top four finish last term and the addition of several new players could once again make them a real title threat.

They are currently available at 7/2 to finish as the top London club and it’s a bet well worth consideration.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are available at 1/3 to finish the highest capital club but, at such short odds, it hardly makes for a lucrative long-term punt.

Mourinho needs to get a striker in and there have been rumours that he’s looking to make some pretty big changes across his Chelsea squad which could all contribute to a season of uncertainty at Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham Hotspur look the only other realistic punt at 8/1.

It’s looking increasingly likely that Gareth Bale will be staying in north London and the addition of a couple of new players – especially a striker – could see them improve on their record points total of last season.

Finally, West Ham are 300/1 to finish top London club, while Fulham and Crystal Palace are 750/1 and 1500/1.

Odds correct at time of publication

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