Arsenal cut after Ozil signing
Arsenal are into 14/1 to win the Barclays Premier League after they secured the signing of Mesut Ozil on Transfer Deadline Day.
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Arsene Wenger had failed in bids to land Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez earlier this summer but finally landed the 'super quality' player he'd been chasing as the German international joined on a five-year deal.
While bookmakers disagree somewhat on his goalscoring impact, with Sky Bet setting their under and over line at 5.5 but Coral going 7.5, the decision to trim Arsenal for the Premier League was unanimous and they're now 14/1.
"The signing of Ozil certainly sends a message out to Arsenal's Premier League rivals," said Coral's Tim Reynolds. "Ozil played a pivotal role for Real Madrid when they claimed the 2011/12 La Liga title and was named in UEFA's team of the tournament at Euro 2012."
BetVictor and Paddy Power cut Arsenal to 4/5 for a top-four finish, leaving Boylesports as the only firm quoting odds-against at 21/20.
Stan James cut Everton to 4/11 for a top-eight finish after they secured the signature of James McCarthy, a loan deal for Romelu Lukaku and managed to keep Leighton Baines, despite saying goodbye to Manchester United-bound Marouane Fellaini.
Everton are generally 5/1 for a top-six finish while Lukaku is 33/1 for the Golden Boot, a market which has seen Arsenal's Olivier Giroud trimmed to 14/1 on the back of a fine start to the campaign and the addition of Ozil.
United's capture of Fellaini wasn't enough to see bookmakers cut their general 4/1 quotes about them winning the title and with Chelsea and Manchester City having done their business early, there was no change to the head of the outright betting.
Fellaini is 33/1 to be named PFA Player of the Year with Sky Bet, who set his total Premier League goals line at 6.5 and bet 5/6 over and 5/6 under.
Sky Bet also cut Alan Pardew to 5/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his role after Newcastle failed to add to their squad.
Paolo di Canio remains favourite at 3/1 with BetVictor and Coral despite welcoming Italian pair Fabio Borini and Andrea Dossena to his much-changed group, with Stephane Sessegnon leaving for West Brom.
Sunderland remain general 5/2 chances for relegation and while Sky Bet trimmed West Brom to 7/2 after they missed out on Lukaku, 4/1 is generally available.