The arrival of Mesut Ozil and a sparkling run of results have triggered a significant market move for Arsenal to win the Premier League.
Punters were quick to snap up the 12/1 available following their clinical 3-1 victory over Sunderland and the bwin odds compilers have had to act accordingly, trimming Arsene Wenger’s side to 8/1 due to the weight of money plunged down.
Arsenal’s new £42.5m signing Ozil didn’t take long to stamp his authority on his new club by grabbing what is likely to be the first of many assists by laying in Olivier Giroud for the opener.
Aaron Ramsey continued his bright start to the season by notching a brace.
This season is shaping up to be, arguably, the most exciting Premier League title betting market in the league’s history.
Six teams are currently trading shorter than 15/1 as market leaders Chelsea (eased to 5/2) and Manchester City (5/2) both dropped points over the weekend.
Jose Mourinho suffered his first defeat since rejoining the Blues over the summer as Steven Naismith’s goal was enough for unbeaten Everton to run out 1-0 winners at Goodison Park.
Roberto Martinez’s men are now 300/1 to win the league.
Meanwhile, Man City were held 0-0 by Stoke City and were lucky to escape with a point.
Only poor finishing from Stoke’s wayward strikers prevented a second City defeat in four games.
Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham, who significantly strengthened their squad during the transfer window, have also been the subject of a market move following their 2-0 victory over Norwich City.
Andre Villas Boas’ men are now 14/1 while unbeaten Liverpool can be backed at 8/1.
Manchester United, who registered their first home win under David Moyes courtesy of a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, are closing in on both Chelsea and City at 7/2.