Arsenal started the 2023/24 season in style, as they claimed the FA Community Shield after beating Manchester City on penalties. Mikel Arteta and the Gunners will hope that this win serves as a morale boost for the squad and Arsenal’s trophy quest for the new season doesn’t end there. Additionally, the club has had a solid transfer campaign, bringing in Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and Jurrien Timber while their only significant departure was ex-captain Granit Xhaka.
All that being said, the rather appealing Arsenal trophy odds do not seem surprising.
List of Arsenal Trophy Odds
As far as the Arsenal trophy betting odds are concerned, the bookmakers believe that if the Gunners do win a trophy, it will most likely be the Premier League. However, they are not considered outright favourites in any of the competitions they will take part in this term.
|Arsenal Trophies||Paddy Power ODDS|
|English League Cup||8.00|
Arsenal have not won the Premier League since 2003/04 but they came incredibly close last season. Arteta's team was sitting atop in late April, but a loss to direct competitors Man City and poor run of form in the closing weeks resulted in the title slipping away from them. The team showed consistency throughout the season but slipped up right at the end due to their short squad, a problem they have looked to address in summer transfer market.
Nevertheless, it bears pointing out that Man City are once again believed to be the favourites to the title with 1.73, as Arsenal sit second. It appears that it will take the Citizens underperforming this season for the Gunners to have a chance at the title. But we’ve seen that in head-to-head matches, the Gunners can put up a fight.
Arsenal are making a long-awaited return to the Champions League, having last appeared in the competition way back in the 2016/17 season when Arsene Wenger was still head manager. The squad has changed significantly since then – Rob Holding and Mohamed El Neny are the only survivors – and the new batch of players still lack experience in Europe’s most prestigious tournament.
Besides, the Gunner’s history in the Champions League is not the most successful one. Their most memorable run came in the 2005/06 season, as Arsenal advanced to the final only to be beaten by Barcelona 2-1. That season aside, the club has never reached past the UCL quarter-finals.
Still, Arsenal are viewed as one of the competition’s favourites heading into the 2023/24 edition, only behind Man City (3.00), Bayern Munich (8.00) and Real Madrid (9.50).
The FA Cup is the only major honour that Mikel Arteta has won with Arsenal as coach. And most impressively, he did so in his very first season in charge at the Emirates while eliminating Man City in the semi-finals and beating city-rivals Chelsea 2-1 in the final at Wembley Stadium.
What’s more, Arsenal have an illustrious history in the competition, having won it on 14 occasions, more than any other club. In the last 10 seasons alone, the London club claimed the trophy four times!
But, we have to repeat ourselves again, the bookmakers see the Citizens as the top contender for the FA Cup. Last Season, they were eliminated by none other than eventual winners Man City in the fourth round after an only goal from Nathan Ake. The Gunners will have to hope for better luck in the draw this season around.
English League Cup
The English League Cup ranks quite low on the Arsenal trophy odds list and for good reason – they don’t fare too well in this competition. The Gunners have won the English League Cup only twice in their history, in the 1986/87 and 1992/93 seasons. All that while finishing as runner-ups six times, most recently in the 2017/18 season when they were beaten 3-0 by, again, Man City.
In the 2022/23 season, Arteta's team was stopped in the third round by Brighton, but we have to mention that Arsenal fielded a rotated squad as they clearly didn’t give much importance to the trophy.
However, we could imagine Arteta prioritizing a cup win later down the line if Arsenal somehow start the league season poorly. After all, it will be his fifth season at the club, it is time he brings another big trophy to Emirates.
And lastly, we have to consider the possibility that Arsenal finish the season trophyless for a third consecutive season. The No Trophies odds on the Gunners are 1.50, which is lower than the 2.40 odds on them winning at least one of the mentioned competitions.
Are Arsenal a better team than last season? At least on paper, it does look so – after all, they spent over £200 million on signings this term. At the same time, we should not forget the incredible level of competitiveness in England, and doing well in the league while also trying to win at least one of the English cups is no easy task.
Can Arteta survive another trophyless season? Rather unlikely, since it will be his fifth season at the Emirates and he’s been given time to build his team. Now it is time to deliver results. The pressure will be higher than ever for the Spaniard.