Betfair release 'Lukaku Specials' in hilarious ploy for Arsenal game

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Romelu Lukaku has been scrutinized on a regular basis after a poor run of form has seen the Belgian forward score just five goals in 18 games so far this campaign.

The Manchester United forward's first touch has been a focus for much of the criticism coming the striker's way, resulting in a plethora of social media memes.

United play Arsenal on Wednesday evening and the Belgian will be hoping to kick on after breaking his goalscoring duck against Southampton last weekend.

The match is highly anticipated for many reasons, one being that it will be the first time that Man United and Arsenal will have faced each other without Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger as boss since 1986.

Unfortunately for the Belgian, another reason is for Football fans to count the number of poor touches and mistakes the striker makes. 

The 'Lukaku Special' available at a Betfair store near you

Betfair have decided to take advantage of the criticism surrounding Lukaku and create 'Lukaku Specials' which allow customers to bet on things slightly more obscure than first goalscorer or the score after half time.

To assist an Arsenal goal, to fall over the ball and to have a shot that goes for a throw-in are just three of eight bizarre bets that are available for the game at the Emirates Stadium.

United will be hoping 'Big Rom' can ignore the comical scrutiny aimed at him on social media and return to the form that earnt him his £75 million price tag.

However, if his form continues to amuse the neutral Football fan then a 'Lukaku Special' could become a regular betting fixture in the footballing calendar.

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