Odds on what is being smoked at Arsenal
A bid of £40,000,001 was lodged with Liverpool FC today for the transfer of striker Luis Suarez to Arsenal. John W Henry, Liverpool’s owner, rejected the audacious offer and questioned what is being smoked over at the Emirates to prompt it. Bookmaker Paddy Power offer odds of 33/1 that herbal cigarettes are to blame with odds of 50/1 that marijuana is responsible.
Today’s offer from Arsenal is the second approach for the want-away striker and the unusual figure is designed to trigger a release clause in the Uruguayan’s contract. The snappy forward has odds of 10/11 for Arsenal to be his next club with long term suitors Real Madrid dropping back to 2/1.
After John W Henry’s reaction to the latest bid for his player Paddy Power offer odds on Arsenal’s Chairman, CEO, Manager or club spokesman to confirm the American’s suspicions and be caught smoking something dodgy. Plain old cigarettes are favourites at 20/1 to be given as the rationale for the offer, with herbal cigarettes and marijuana at 33/1 and 50/1 respectively. 500/1 is given as the price for cocaine to be at the root of the bid whilst 1/200 is the price for there to be nothing being smoked at Arsenal and the offer for Suarez to be 100% serious.
The possible destinations of Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney are the two biggest stories in English football at the moment and Paddy Power give odds of 8/13 that Rooney will leave Man Utd before Suarez leaves Liverpool.
A Paddy Power spokesman said; “Liverpool owner John W Henry seems to think there is something very dodgy behind Arsenal’s latest bid for Luis Suarez but we’re pretty sure the Emirates is non-smoking these days.”