Betting Spy: Villa too big at 3s to beat Liverpool

Grant Prior 11 years ago
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It took less than a few hours of the new season for Arsenal to be the first club in “crisis” following a 3-1 humbling at home by Aston Villa.

The North London locals were certainly revolting if this clip of a fan after the match was anything to go by.

Arsenal steadied the ship a bit midweek with a solid Champions League qualifier win at Fenerbahce.

But Arsene Wenger knows he needs to get the cheque book out or face a few more uncomfortable afternoons in front of his once-adoring fans.

The Villa defeat seems to have prompted a complete character change in the Arsenal boss.

He’s gone from a cautious spender to resembling a contestant in the classic Dale Winton show Supermarket Sweep.

You can picture a swivel-eyed Wenger now desperately racing round trying to fill his trolley with last minute bargains.

Wenger’s argument has always been that only world class players can improve his squad.

I’m not sure how that squares with a sudden dash for Swansea defenders and Newcastle midfielders.

I fear the underlying problem is that – quite rightly – Wenger doesn’t believe  players are worth their current price tags.

But he is operating in a market where financial reason left a long time ago so it’s a case of join the madness or get left behind.

Losing to Villa was a shock – not least to Betting Spy because it sunk our West Ham/Spurs/Arsenal treble.

But Paul Lambert’s side look a world removed from the naive charges of last season.

They ran Chelsea mighty close at the Bridge on Wednesday so I can’t see any reason why they are as big as 3/1 to beat Liverpool at home.

The Reds are still a work in progress yet the bookies still price them up like a top four side.

That’s a mistake so we’ll stick with a straight single on the Villans to do the business this weekend.

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