Odds-on: Arsene Wenger now 8/11 to not be in charge of Arsenal next season
Arsenal could be on the lookout for a new manager this summer, with Arsene Wenger now just 8/11 to NOT be in charge of the Gunners at the start of next season.
Following a dire 3-1 loss away at Chelsea, Arsenal’s title hopes are all but over, and yet again the north Londoners are in a fight for the top four.
That defeat at Stamford Bridge, coupled with a woeful loss at home to Watford last week, will have added plenty of ammo to the ‘Wenger Out’ brigade.
It’s the first time Wenger has been odds-on to leave the Gunners.
The Frenchman has been under increasing pressure at the Emirates, having won just two FA Cups since 2005.
And despite finishing second last season, the Gunners arguably threw away their best title shot in 10 years as Leicester stunned everyone.
Eddie Howe is the favourite to replace him at 3/1, followed by Max Allegri – 6/1 – who was the subject of a recent long-odds gamble for the job.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The odds are starting to tip in favour of the Arsenal boo boys getting their way.
“For the first time this season, the betting indicates Wenger might be coming to the end of his time at The Emirates.”
Arsenal are now 12 points behind Chelsea in the title race – if you can call it that – and could fall out of the top four should Liverpool and Manchester City both win this weekend.
The pressure is firmly on for Wenger and his side, but are we entering the final months of the Frenchman’s reign at Arsenal after more than 20 years?
Ladbrokes latest betting
Arsene Wenger to be Arsenal manager on the first day of next season?
Yes – Evens
No – 8/11
Next permanent Arsenal manager
Eddie Howe – 3/1
Massimiliano Allegri – 6/1
Ralph Hasenhuttl – 9/1
Ronald Koeman – 14/1
Joachim Low – 14/1
Diego Simeone – 14/1
Roberto Mancini – 16/1
Patrick Vieira – 16/1
Thierry Henry – 20/1
Dennis Bergkamp – 20/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing