Deadline day disaster: Moyes slashed for sack, Arteta to get Gunners going
Arsene Wenger had to act quickly following his team's humbling against Manchester United and he brought in no less than five players in 48 hours.
Hills go 8/11 that either 4 or 5 of Wenger's new signings (Arteta, Park, Mertesacker, Santos and Benayoun) start Arsenal's next game against Swansea after the international break.
Arteta has been brought in to replace Cesc Fabregas and Hills offer 4/1 that he scores more than the 9 goals that the former captain managed last season. He is 1/7 to fail to do so.
Arsenal are 5/6 to keep a clean sheet on their next outing.
Hill's have lengthened Arsene Wenger's odd's of being the first manager to leave his club from 9/2 to 8/1, although, worryingly for Everton's fans, David Moyes has been cut from 12/1 to 8/1 while the club have been slashed from an original 25/1 to 12/1 for relegation this season.
"It was clear that Arsenal needed to make wholesale changes and have brought in a whole new spine to their team. It would appear that the strengthening in key areas has bought Wenger some more time, but the 25/1 that Arsenal win the league suggests that the names brought in are lacking the quality to sufficiently replace Nasri and Fabregas," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Most of the big guns remained largely quiet on transfer deadline day, but there was a lot of activity lower down the table. Stoke brought in Peter Crouch and he is 2/1 to be the leading scorer of all the strikers signed on deadline day. Nicklas Bendtner, who signed for Sunderland is the same price, while Bolton's David N'gog is 7/2.
"Crouch and Bendtner are arriving at sides that are already brimming with attacking options while N'gog will bring some much needed pace to an aging Bolton front line," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
There were a few big transfers that never materialised yesterday and Hills offer Even money that Modric leaves Tottenham in the January transfer window. Christopher Samba is 10/3 to leave Blackburn in January , while Gary Cahill is 11/8.
William Hill Transfer Deadline Day Specials:
Arsenal signings to start against Swansea
*Santos, Mertesacker, Arteta, Park, Benayoun only
Arteta to score more this season than the 9 goals (all competitions) that Fabregas scored 2010/11: 1/7 9 or less goals; 4/1 10 goals or more
5/6 Arsenal to keep a clean sheet in their next match against Swansea
Transfer Deadline Leading Scorer: 2/1 Crouch; 2/1 Bendtner; 7/2 David N'gog; 5/1 Bryan Ruiz; 8/1 Slew; 10/1 Bellamy
Premier League outright: 5/4 Manchester United 5/4; 2/1 Manchester City; 4/1 Chelsea; 10/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Arsenal; 100/1 BAR
Premier League relegation: 4/6 Swansea; 5/6 Norwich; 11/10 Blackburn; 11/8 QPR; 15/8 Wigan; 5/1 West Brom; 11/2 Bolton; 6/1 Wolves; 7/1 Fulham; 8/1 Newcastle; 10/1 Sunderland; 12/1 Stoke; 12/1 Everton; 16/1 BAR
Premier League Sack Race: 4/6 Steve Kean; 5/1 Neil Warnock; 8/1 Steve Bruce; 8/1 David Moyes; 8/1 Arsene Wenger; 12/1 Alan Pardew; 16/1 BAR