Arsenal 10/1 for FA Cup glory

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: January 16 2013, 23:26 GMT

Arsenal are 10/1 to end their trophy drought by winning the FA Cup this season following Wednesday's 1-0 replay victory over Swansea.

Jack WIlshere celebrates his late winner for Arsenal
Jack WIlshere celebrates his late winner for Arsenal

A late Jack Wilshere goal took the Gunners through to a fourth-round clash away at Brighton.

Coral now offer a best of 10/1. Ladbrokes and Stan James, however, are keeping them onside at 15/2.

William Hill still make it more likely than not that Arsene Wenger fails to add silverware to Arsenal's trophy cabinet during his time in charge. He is 8/11 to leave the Emirates without winning another piece of silverware and evens to win another trophy as manager.

Manchester United also shortened in the FA Cup market after seeing off West Ham by the same scoreline.

Most layers cut their price about United, who next host Fulham, but Coral stuck by their 5/1 quote. They have United, Manchester City and Chelsea as 5/1 co-favourites. BetVictor also have City and Chelsea at 5s.

Coral put the two Manchester clubs in a match bet regarding who will progress the furthest in the competition. United are 4/6 with City, who next travel to Stoke, offered at 11/10.

Meanwhile, Chelsea's Premier League title hopes appear to have been extinguished following a 2-2 draw at home to Southampton.

The Blues led 2-0 at the break but goals from Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon earned the visitors a precious point.

Chelsea, now 13 points behind Manchester United with 16 games each remaining, were duly moved out to 25/1 (general) for the title.

Manchester City shortened as a result of events at Stamford Bridge. BetVictor now offer a standout 7/2.

Position Player Score
1 Man Utd 55
2 Man City 48
3 Chelsea 42
4 Tottenham 40
5 Everton 37
6 Arsenal 34

City trail United by seven points. United can be backed at a best of 1/3 with William Hill.

Despite their recent woes, Chelsea are still expected to claim a place in the top four - Hill's offer a top price of 1/6 about them doing so.

As for Southampton, they are out to a season-high price to be relegated after pulling further clear of the relegation zone.

Position Player Score
15 Southampton 22
16 Newcastle 21
17 Wigan 19
18 A Villa 19
19 Reading 16
20 QPR 14

The draw put them three points clear of the bottom three and they are now 15/8 at Sky Bet, bet365 and Ladbrokes to go down - the biggest price they've been since the market opened last May.