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With the Premier league starting this weekend (Arsenal plays Leicester City on Friday), a lot of people have placed their bets on various sports betting sites. Sports betting sites are beginning to see a lot of activities as a result of the new season that is upon us. Sites that offer games like online slots enjoyed a lot of patronage while the sports betting sites saw little activities.
Some betting sites stopped taking bets on Arsenal signing Thomas Lemar this summer although this news can’t be substantiated it could however be true. Could be good news but it could well be the betting companies’ tactics to lure Arsenal fans in. One thing I know is, Arsenal may not sign another player this summer if they are not able to offload some of their unwanted players.
Arsenal could do with the clearance of some of what many of would call the “deadwood”. The likes of Jenkinson, Chambers, Debuchy, Walcott, Giroud, Gibbs and Elneny have all been linked with moves way from the Emirates. If you believe reports by Leicester Mercury who showed with the Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal debacle last season that they are very reliable, Leicester City have made a bid for Elneny. The bid reportedly happened last month and is worth £10m.
According to the report, the former FC Basel star rejected Leicester City’s offer preferring to remain at Arsenal. The report however also claims Leicester City have not totally given up on signing the Egyptian and will make him a better offer.
Only this weekend Elneny was quoted as saying;
“I am staying at Arsenal this season.”
“I am 100 per cent focused and will give my best to the club day after day.”
Personally I would like to see Elneny leave Arsenal. He is no doubt a quality player unfortunately not the standard of Arsenal. We should be aiming for better midfielder than Elneny if we want to win the title. Unfortunately, he may not want to move due to the life in London and maybe because ( and this is a guess ) Arsenal pays him the type of money Leicester City may not be able to offer him.