After extending their lead at the top of the table to two points with a 2-1 win at Swansea, Arsenal are now 4/1 third-favourites behind Man City and Chelsea to lift the Premier League title at the end of the season.
Winger Serge Gnabry’s first senior goal and midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s eighth strike for the club in all competitions this term eventually proved too much for Michael Laudrup’s plucky Swans, who grabbed what turned out to be a consolation through Ben Davies’ volley with ten minutes to go.
United now 7/1 to top the pile after third loss in last four league games
The Gunners have now overtaken champions Manchester United in the title betting, with David Moyes’ side all the way out to 7/1 to retain the crown they won by 11 points last season after going down 2-1 to West Brom at Old Trafford.
Steve Clarke’s Baggies took the lead twice against the Red Devils through loanee Morgan Amalfitano and England Under-21 star Saido Berahino, with a Wayne Rooney free-kick finding the net in between for the home side.
Man City still 2/1 jollies despite winless away run
Their neighbours Manchester City also failed to take anything from their tie at Aston Villa, with Paul Lambert’s side coming from behind twice to claim a shock 3-2 victory, but Manuel Pellegrini’s men are still market leaders to regain the trophy they won in 2011/12.
City have still not managed an away league win so far in the campaign and dropped out of the top four after losing to the Midlands club.
Chelsea stay second-favourites at 3/1 following their score draw at White Hart Lane
Jose Mourinho was unhappy with Fernando Torres’ sending off for allegedly elbowing defender Jan Vertonghen in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Tottenham, but that point moved the Blues up a place in the table to third – behind the north London pair – and they’re still well fancied to be top of the Premier League pile come May at 3/1.
After dropping points for just the second time this term Spurs are now 9/1 to win the league for the first time since their double-winning season over 50 years ago.