Bookmakers have reportedly slashed the odds on the chances of Bayer Leverkusen star Lars Bender becoming Arsenal’s first major signing of the January transfer window.
Reports have been rife this week suggesting that manager Arsene Wenger will dip into the market in the new year to replace the injured Francis Coquelin, and the odds men are tipping Bender as the man they will make a move for.
The 26-year-old has rumoured to have been linked with The Gunners for a while now, and Bet Victor believe that the time has come for him to move on.
The bookies have slashed their odds from 12/1 to 6/1 this week, believing that he will move to The Emirates in the new year.
Spurs and Chelsea have also been linked with his signature, as well as several Italian sides such as AC Milan, Inter and Juventus. But it is Arsenal that are the favourites to pick him up.
See the odds below…
Arsenal – 6/1
Tottenham – 16/1
Chelsea – 16/1
Juventus – 25/1
AC Milan – 25/1
Inter Milan – 25/1