Arsenal stopper priced to better Courtois’ clean sheet tally

As Ladbrokes’ Premier League Countdown Series moves into its final three days, its focus switches to the man that will be wearing all of the threes for Arsenal.

With each passing day before the start of the new top-flight season, the bookmaker is releasing a special price on particular outcomes in the division.

As three days remain ahead of the big kick off, Ladbrokes customers can back 3/1 that Petr Cech, Arsenal’s new first-choice goalkeeper, will keep more clean sheets than Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, the man that succeeded Cech in the Blues net.

It was Courtois’ mightily impressive first season in the Premier League that resulted in Cech leaving the Stamford Bridge club this summer, opting to stay in London by joining Arsenal’s title fight across the capital.

Many believe that the headgear-wearing stopper is the missing piece to the Gunners’ Premier League puzzle in the Premier League, with the number of points the Czech veteran will save the team thought to be key in keeping the club in the hunt for ultimate glory.

With Cech now installed as the undisputed number one, despite his squad number of 33, there really isn’t a better time for those optimistic fans to put their money where their mouth is.

Alternatively, Arsenal fans can back the same 3/1 price that their club wins each of their first three games in the Premier League this season.

The fixture gods have been relatively kind to the north London outfit to start the season, with Arsene Wenger’s side opening their campaign at home to West Ham this weekend, before following up with a trip to Crystal Palace and a home encounter with Liverpool.

Obviously the Reds are the banana skin in the bet, but with another number of new faces arriving at Anfield this off-season Brendan Rodgers’ side are likely to be still gelling when they face Arsenal and could be there for the taking.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.