Arsenal have been struggling all season and were battered 8-2 in a game where nobody could have predicted the crushing scoreline. Anyone betting on that one would have got some tidy odds indeed.
Another freind of mine has added The Masters snooker betting to the mix to bump his odds up to around 100/1. Needless to say; the drinks will be on him if all goes his way!
I think the injuries that Arsenal are suffering from have given the gamblers from Manchester some extra confidence in betting on United. Arsenal have as many players as United in the physio room. It's shocking really:- between the two teams and all their injured players there is a squad capable of finishing at the top end of the premiership table! They could be called Crocked Athletic Football Club.
Here's the full list of injured players as of this week, for those of you who like to do your betting from a statistical viewpoint.
Player Condition Expected Return*
T Henry Calf Muscle Strain 22nd Jan
M Arteta Calf/Shin Injury 22nd Jan
F Coquelin Hamstring Injury 31st Jan
T Vermaelen Calf/Shin Injury 22ndJan
A Santos Sprained Ankle 11th Mar 12
L Fabianski Gashed Knee no return date
V Diaby Hamstring Injury 17th Mar 12
C Jenkinson Stress Fracture no return date
K Gibbs I nguinal Hernia 31st Jan 12
B Sagna Broken Leg 31st Jan 12
J Wilshere Ankle/Foot Injury 16th Feb 12
D Welbeck Knee Injury 22nd Jan12
P Jones Knock no return date
C Smalling Knock 22nd Jan 12
Anderson Knock no return date
A Young Ankle/Foot Injury 11th Feb 12
D Fletcher Bowel Condition no return date
N Vidic ACL Knee Injury Jun 12
M Owen Thigh Muscle Strain 11th Feb 12
T Cleverley Ankle/Foot Injury 11th Feb 12
T Bebe ACL Knee Injury 5th Feb 12
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