Misfiring Gunners eased

  • Last Updated: February 13 2014, 9:11 GMT

Arsenal were eased in the betting for the Barclays Premier League after they could only draw against Manchester United on Wednesday.

Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday
Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday

Despite enjoying the majority of possession, Arsene Wenger's side were unable to find the net against United, who came close to snatching victory as Robin van Persie forced a fine save from Wojciech Szczesny.

Arsenal remain in second place, a point behind Chelsea, and the reaction of the bookmakers was to push them out in the outright market.

Position Player Score
1 Chelsea 57
2 Arsenal 56
3 Man City 54
4 Liverpool 53

Available at 6/1 before the match, they are now a general 9/1 to win the Premier League title though BetVictor nudged them out a point further at 10/1.

Leaders Chelsea, who drew 1-1 at West Brom on Tuesday evening, are a best priced 17/10 with Paddy Power to remain in that position at the end of the season.

Team Score Team
Fulham 2 - 3 Liverpool
Stoke City 1 - 1 Swansea
Arsenal 0 - 0 Man Utd
Newcastle 0 - 4 Tottenham

Manchester City's scheduled match against Sunderland was postponed due to high winds and though they sit three points off the leaders in third, they have a vastly superior goal difference to their rivals.

For the second night in succession, the bookmakers opted to clip City for the title without them kicking a ball, with Paddy Power's 6/5 now the standout price.

Fulham were regarded as underdogs ahead of the visit of Liverpool to Craven Cottage but appeared likely to take a famous victory only for the visitors to take all three points courtesy of a stoppage-time penalty.

Liverpool remain in fourth place on 53 points and they will hope to carry some of that momentum into their FA Cup match against Arsenal on Sunday.

William Hill appeared particularly impressed by their performance on Wednesday evening and the Leeds firm clipped them into 7/1 for the Premier League. Boylesports offer a best of 17/2 which puts them as third-favourites ahead of the Gunners.

Fulham remain bottom of the table and odds-on for relegation at 4/11 generally, while Rene Meulensteen is favourite to be the next manager out of a job at 11/8 with William Hill and Ladbrokes.

  • Posted at 0915 GMT on 13/02/2014.