Arsenal memories - 2003: Bookies pay out early on Arsenal

This week in….2003 Paddy Power, the Irish bookmakers, declared Arsenal as Premiership champions. They confirmed they would pay out on all bets on Arsene Wenger s team. We are taking a risk here, but this is what betting should all be about, a spokesman

This week in....2003

Paddy Power, the Irish bookmakers, declared Arsenal as Premiership champions. They confirmed they would pay out on all bets on Arsene Wenger's team. "We are taking a risk here, but this is what betting should all be about," a spokesman said.

Wenger, himself, said he wanted his side to go for the Treble.

"There's a long way still to go, but we believe we can do it again. I'm confident and so are my players. I'd rather be in our position than anyone else's. Having done the Double last year, I can't say we don't want to win the treble. I'd be a liar otherwise."

In the end, Arsenal won just the FA Cup.