The Gunners finished fifth last season, 28 points behind champions Manchester City, and are unlikely to significantly strengthen this summer with a reported transfer budget of just £40m and the departure of Aaron Ramsey.
It’s now 15 years since the north London club won the title, finishing outside the top four the last three seasons, and they are now being priced at 50/1 to go all the way this time around.
Odds say Aliens being discovered in 2019 is 10 times more likely than Arsenal winning the title
Paddy Power have Arsenal at that price, making them sixth favourites to win the league behind Manchester City (8/13), Liverpool (23/10), Tottenham (16/1), Chelsea (25/1) and Manchester United (30/1).
And incredibly, that makes the chances of aliens being discovered before the end of the year 10 times more likely.
The odds of that happening have shortened to 5/1 on Paddy Power, largely due to a Facebook event called ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’.
The group, which has 1.3 million people listed as ‘going’ and an additional million ‘interested’, says those attending will ‘meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry’.
Conspiracy theories have been rife for years that the base, officially listed as an open training range for the US Air Force, has long been the home of extra-terrestrial operations.