Betting update: Arsenal installed favourites to sign West Ham attacker
By Amir Mir
Arsenal have been installed as favourites to sign West Ham attacker Dimitri Payet, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.
Betting company Sky Bet have placed odds of 6/1 for the France international to join the north London club before February 3.
However, Arsene Wenger’s side are not the only team in the running to sign the 29-year-old from the east London club.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are listed at odds of 7/1, while Payet is 10/1 to return to his former club Marseille, 12/1 to move to Ligue 1 champions PSG and 16/1 to remain in London and join Tottenham.
Playmaker Payet previously told French Television show Téléfoot that he has “closed the door to nothing” in regards to a transfer move in January.
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His club side are struggling in the Premier League this season, languishing in the bottom half of the table after 17 games.
The France international has contributed to two goals and six assists in his 15 league games for the club, scoring only one goal in his last ten games.
The Hammers purchased Payet during the summer of 2015 from French giants Marseille for a fee of £10 million.
He became an instant hit with the West Ham faithful, with his set-piece ability and contributions to the majority of their goals, winning over the fans.
During his time in London, Payet has scored 18 goals in 62 games, providing 24 assists along the way.
If he were to move to Arsenal, then he would compete with German World Cup winner, Mesut Ozil for a first-team spot.
In other Arsenal transfer news, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has aimed a huge dig at his rivals for failing to secure deals.