Mikel Arteta couldn’t hide his glee at earning three points against Wolves on Saturday evening. Not only did it help his side close the gap on their opponents and see talented youngster Bukaya Saka score his first Premier League goal, but it also made it three wins on the bounce for the Gooners – and all with Davis Luiz in the team!
Miraculous stuff really.
Even sweeter for some 310 Paddy Power punters though was one of our frankly ridiculously priced punts – yes, a 225/1 #WhatOddsPaddy punt that was requested by our plucky punters– came through and paid out in a big way.
Yes, quite a few of you shrewd sorts spotted a smashing bet with our offer of 225/1 on Arsenal to Win Both Halves & Arsenal to Have Most Corners in Each Half, so many of you in fact that we had to eat a loss of Just over £182,000 on just this one line alone!
I think you could say it wasn’t such a Super Saturday for Paddy.
And, the sweetest thing of all for our winners was that it looked like there was no chance of it coming in with 5 minutes left on the clock.
Sure, Arsenal had done their bit int he first half with Saka’s strike on 43 minutes (just) ensuring they won the first half on the scoreboard, and two corners seeing them bring in the first half win by that measure too.
Bur as 85 minutes ticked by the score was still just 1-0 to the visitors, and Wolves ere 2-0 up on corners for the second 45 minutes.
Cue a staggering sequence of events – and not just because Alexandre Lacazette scored for the first time in over a year to make it 2-0. That goal meant all our #WhatOddsPaddy punters were half-way to their 225/1 shot coming in if Wolves didn’t score, but Arsenal would need at least three corners in the final three minutes or so.
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What are the chances of that happening?
Well, one in the 87th and two more in the 89th minute made sure it did as Wolves threw the towel in and Paddy was left counting the cost of a very smart punt.
What odds Paddy? A lot, that’s what. A lot.