Punters that latched on to Arsenal at 25/1 for the Premier League title after their opening day defeat against Aston Villa are now in a fantastic position as the Gunners continued their relentless form with a 4-1 win over Norwich and are now just 5/1 to win their first title since 2004.
Due to Arsenal’s outstanding form, which has seen them win five of their last six league games, the bwin odds compilers have been forced to act, trimming Arsene Wenger’s side from 11/2 to 5/1.
The league leaders opened the scoring on 18 minutes against the Canaries through a contender for goal of the season from Jack Wilshere before Mesut Ozil headed in a second just before the hour mark.
Jonny Howson fired Norwich back into the game but Arsenal made sure there was be no late fireworks when Aaron Ramsey and Ozil gave the score line a flattering look.
This season’s title race is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in Premier League history, especially from a betting perspective.
Five teams are trading under 10/1 as Manchester City (7/4), Chelsea (11/4), Liverpool (7/1) and Manchester United (9/1) all have realistic claims of becoming top dogs.
Chelsea helped themselves to a 4-1 victory of their own as they fought back from a goal down at home to Cardiff City.
Jordon Mutch ran through to put Cardiff ahead after a terrible error from David Luiz but Eden Hazard controversially levelled after Samuel Eto’o kicked the ball away as Bluebirds keeper David Marshall was seemingly in control of it.
Eto’o grabbed one of his own before Oscar and Hazard sealed the victory while Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands.
Man City still lead the way as title favourites though at 7/4 after beating West Ham United 3-1 while bitter rivals Man Utd could only draw 1-1 with Southampton and have drifted out to 9/1.
Liverpool’s price stabilised following their 2-2 draw with Newcastle United where they failed to break down 10-men after Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was sent off for a foul on Luis Suarez.