Six things more likely than Arsenal beating Man City - including an England World Cup win

With the Gunners priced at 11/1 to beat Pep’s men on Saturday, Planet Sport picks out six unlikely sporting outcomes that are still priced up shorter than Mikel Arteta’s side.

Arsenal have been priced up by Planet Sport Bet at 11/1 to beat Manchester City on Saturday - the longest they have ever been to win a Premier League game.

It shows just how far they have fallen and means bookmakers think England winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup is a far greater possibility than the Gunners overcoming the reigning Premier League champions.

Planet Sport looks at the unlikely sporting outcomes that are still priced up shorter than three points for Mikel Arteta's men at the Etihad.

England to win the 2022 World Cup

Gareth Southgate England disappointment World Cup semi-final 2018

Yes, they got to the semi-final last time out and yes, they got to the final of the European Championship but even the most one-eyed of England fans doesn't expect the Three Lions to triumph in Qatar. It's going to be hot - even in December - it's going to be in the middle of a busy Premier League season and it's going to be played in a reduced timescale of just 28 days.

England last won the World Cup 55 years ago and have never won it away from these shores - yet it is still considered more likely than victory for the Gunners at the weekend.

Liverpool to win the Champions League

They barely scraped a top-four spot in the Premier League last season and went out with a whimper in the last eight in 2020/21.

They have also got to get past a Paris Saint-Germain side which has added the best player in the world to their ranks, not to mention a Manchester City side who have splashed out £100million on one player in a bid to go one better this time around.

Nevertheless, Liverpool are still shorter than 11/1 to win this season's competition.

Brighton to finish inside the top six

Brighton goal Neal Maupay vs Watford Aug21

They may have won their first two games but no one is seriously expecting Brighton to maintain their form and finish inside the top six are they?

Even at this early stage in the season, wins over Burnley and Watford are more relegation six-pointers than genuine statements of European intent.

Still, a quote of 6/1 for a top-six finish means backing Brighton would be a much safer bet than piling in on Arsenal on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo to join Manchester City

He's put out a statement effectively saying he's happy at Juventus, while City have forked out £100million on Jack Grealish and said they weren't interested in Lionel Messi when he became available.

Two years older than his fellow GOAT contender, Ronaldo would be the shortest of stop-gaps for a City side who still seem intent on bringing Harry Kane to the Etihad.

Throw in Ronaldo's obvious allegiances to the red half of Manchester and you can see this is a no-goer.

But as ridiculous as Ronaldo joining Manchester City seems, it is still seen as a more likely occurrence than the three points leaving Manchester City on Saturday.

Ronnie O'Sullivan to win the UK Snooker Championship

Ronie O'Sullivan World Championships Apr21

Which Ronnie will turn up? Or, will Ronnie turn up?

Backing Ronnie O'Sullivan in any tournament is not for the faint-hearted.The best player in the world on his day, those days are getting fewer and fewer.

Is he going to be in the right frame of mind to grind it out with Mark Selby and then slug it out with Judd Trump? Nobody knows. But what Planet Sport Bet do know, is that they'd rather be along for the ride with Ronnie than trying to down Pep's men with the Gunners.

England to win the Ashes series

After they crumbled against India in the Second Test and with a batting line-up that starts at four and ends at four, not many are fancying England to triumph Down Under this winter.

And that's without considering their best bowler is nearing 40.

A record of nine defeats and one draw from their last ten matches in Australia doesn't do anything to help the confidence, either.

Still, it's a two-horse race and anything can happen, eh Arsenal fans?

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