Paul Gascoigne admits he put £50 on Arsenal to win the league

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We’ve heard so many stories this season about people placing large bets on Leicester to win the league at the start of the campaign.

The Foxes were 5000/1 to win the Premier League before a ball was kicked and some punters have already won a life-changing amount of money after backing them.

One of those people wasn’t Paul Gascoigne, though.


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‘Gazza’ was appearing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and revealed that he had a £50 bet on a different team.

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan was interviewing the former England international when Gascoigne, who played for Tottenham, made his confession.

“Leicester are incredible. If you look at the money they’ve spent and how they’ve done,” he said.

“But I thought Arsenal would win the league this season, I put money on them - £50!”

While the Gunners aren’t officially ruled out of the title race, it's almost impossible for them to catch Leicester and Tottenham before the end of the season.

Arsene Wenger’s side are 13 points behind the league leaders with just five matches remaining. It means the club will have gone 12 seasons without winning the title - something that has put an immense amount of pressure on the manager.

In truth, Gascoigne was probably thinking he was set for a decent payday earlier this year. On February 14, Arsenal beat Leicester 2-1 at the Emirates to become favourites for Premier League glory.

However, in the seven league matches that have followed that victory, they have won just twice which has seen them slip down to fourth.

Spurs legend

Gascoigne would have been much better off putting his £50 on his former club, Spurs - plus he would have got larger odds.

Gascoigne played for Spurs for three seasons and became a fan hero after helping them to win the 1991 FA Cup. However, his decision to place money on their north London rivals may anger a few of their supporters.

Gascoigne's battle with alcohol

On a more serious note, Gascoigne featured on Good Morning Britain after heartbreaking images were released a couple of weeks ago showing his alcohol relapse.

However, the recovering alcoholic looked very well whilst being interviewed and assured viewers that he is feeling well.

"I've only been in rehab three times seriously for alcohol," he said.

When asked about the images that were published in the media of him looking extremely worse for wear, he said: ”It was a day and a half in 11 months."

It’s fantastic news that Gascoigne is feeling well and, maybe next year, his pre-season title bet fares a lot better.

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