ARSENAL are increasingly likely to SACK manager Mikel Arteta before the end of the season.
That’s according to leading bookmaker Coral, who’ve slashed the odds on Arteta leaving before the final game of the 2020-21 campaign.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is now 6/4 from 4/1 to be sacked before the final game of the 2020/21 Premier League seasonCredit: Reuters
The Spanish tactician was previously 4/1 to be given the boot before May’s final round of fixtures.
But another miserable weekend has seen his odds shorten to 6/4.
The Gunners were comfortably beaten by north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
Son Heung-min opened the scoring with a terrific curling effort before turning provider for talisman Harry Kane.
The result left Arteta’s side slumped in 15th position – six points above Fulham.
They’ve also lost SIX of their opening 11 top-flight fixtures and have the fourth-lowest goal tally in the division.
Coral’s John Hill said: “Arsenal’s miserable start to the Premier League season continues and after defeat in the North London Derby.
“Mikel Arteta’s odds have been slashed to leave the Gunners before the season concludes.”
With Arteta’s future under increasing scrutiny.
Talk has turned to who could replace the 38-year-old in north London with six-time Serie A winner Massimiliano Allegri the current favourite at 2/1.
Next Permanent Arsenal Manager odds – Paddy Power
Massimiliano Allegri – 2/1
Thomas Tuchel – 4/1
Brendan Rodgers – 15/2
Patrick Vieira – 10/1
Diego Simeone – 10/1
Thierry Henry – 12/1
Gian Piero Gasperini – 14/1
Freddie Ljungberg – 16/1
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel comes next in the market at 4/1.
Massimiliano Allegri is the bookmakers’ favourite to be appointed Arsenal’s next managerCredit: Getty – Contributor
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers follows the leading candidates at 15/1, while Patrick Vieira and Diego Simeone both locked together at 10s.
Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “Arsenal’s embarrassing defeat against north London rivals Tottenham has caused Mikel Arteta’s odds to shorten.
“Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is the 2/1-favourite to take over at the Emirates, next is PSG boss Thomas Tuchel at 4/1 and club legends Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry are 10/1 and 12/1.”
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