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Next Arsenal manager betting odds: Arsene Wenger odds-on to stay despite Gunners missing out on top four

Leigh Copson 23 May 2017
  • Will Arsene Wenger still be Arsenal manager next season?
  • Who will replace the Frenchman when he does finally leave the Gunners?
  • Get the latest betting odds for Wenger's future and his successor
Arsene Wenger (credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Is the Arsene Wenger era coming to an end at Arsenal? And if the Frenchman does go who will replace him at the Emirates Stadium? Read on for the latest Next Arsenal Manager odds and betting news.

Will Arsene Wenger Leave Arsenal This Summer?


Arsene Wenger will still be in charge of Arsenal on the opening day of next season despite the club’s failure to finish in the top four of the Premier League, according to bookmaker Ladbrokes.

Despite winning 3-1 against Everton on the final day of the season, Liverpool’s victory over Middlesbrough means the Gunners will be absent from the Champions League next season – the first time they have failed to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition in 20 years.

That failure is only going to heap more pressure on under-fire boss Wenger, but the bookmakers believe the long-serving manager will have an opportunity to right that wrong in 2017/18.

Ladbrokes is 4/9 that Wenger is still the Arsenal manager on the opening day of next season, while the bookmaker is 13/7 that he does leave the club following the FA Cup Final showdown with Chelsea next Saturday.

“The #WengerOut brigade may not like to hear it but as far as we're concerned Arsene isn't about to depart the Arsenal hotseat anytime soon,” Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told Bettingpro.com.

What The Experts Are Saying


Club legend Ian Wright on BT Sport: “He looks like a lost man – it just seems to be mounting up. You’ve got the fans, the protests. It’s imploding… we’re going through a period in our history which is the worst that I can ever remember. I think with everything that’s going on, in the dressing room, performances, you have to say it will take some monumental effort, some cataclysmic effort for Arsenal to turn it round in respect of the attitude of the players and the drive and determination. It seems like something is coming to an end.”

Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports: “That [loss to Crystal Palace] takes me back to a performance last year on Monday Night Football against Leicester, when we said afterwards that the Chelsea players chucked it for Jose Mourinho. It looks like the Arsenal players have chucked it. People will always talk about Arsene Wenger and I don't think the fans are split. I think more of them want change. It's now looking like the players want change. I have always been - and still am - a massive admirer of the class in the way he speaks after a game and before games, but I think - and I've felt it for a while - it's time for a change. The club is Arsene Wenger's from top to bottom because he's been there that long, and rightly so. But now the whole club looks a problem. On the pitch you can see it and with the leadership from the top of the club. This acceptance of top four has spread throughout the club.”

Former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann on talkSPORT: “I think he has to stay now, because he's done so much for the club. People are talking about his age, if he still has something to give and if he can influence people and they want a new manager to come in to bring fresh air. But on the other hand it's very difficult to replace intelligence, and we all know he is a very intelligent man and manager and he's still got the fire. With all he's done for the club I think he deserves not to go on such a bad spell of results. He probably needs a bit more future with some new signings, and then next season could be a completely different situation.”

Ex-midfielder Emmanuel Petit on SFR Sport: “If we focus only on what he has done in recent years, the overview is more than negative. But if we look at the first 10 years, what he has done is remarkable [lead the team to three Premier League titles and six FA Cup final wins]. I hope people won't only focus on the end. Love stories often finish badly. You have to know when the right moment comes to leave.”

Former defender Martin Keown on BT Sport: “Are they even going to be in the top seven this season? They are tumbling out of the top four, the wheels are coming off… I can never remember it being this bad for Arsene Wenger. It does feel now, very sadly, like it's the end of an era for Arsene Wenger, it's just finding the right moment to announce that. I don't know if the players could cope with him saying that he is about to leave… but the writing is firmly on the wall.”

Ex-Arsenal striker John Hartson on BBC Radio 5 Live: “When you look at some of the players that are taking the field, they are just not up to it. They are not at the standard and the level of a team capable of winning the Premier League. I think it’s time for him to go and it hurts me to say it. We have conversations - but the performances now - that last night [against Crystal Palace], you would call that an inept performance. There was a lack of leadership, a lack of togetherness, they don’t look like a team.”

Who Will Replace Arsene Wenger As Arsenal Manager


There will be no shortage of manager’s interested in taking the reins at the Emirates Stadium – but who will be the next Arsenal manager when Wenger does move on?

Current Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is no longer the bookmakers’ favourite, but he remains a leading contender for the job. Allegri has picked up from where Antonio Conte left off by extending Juve’s run of dominance in Italian football, leading them to another domestic double as well as a Champions League Final appearance this season, but reports have claimed his relationship with the Italian giants has become strained following a bust-up with defender Leonardo Bonucci.

Recently there were reports that the 49-year-old Italian told friends he will become the next Arsenal manager, and although he has insisted there is no truth in those rumours, Allegri remains the a leading candidate in the next Arsenal manager odds market at 13/2 with BetVictor.

Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has shortened slightly to 9/1 with the firm, while Diego Simeone is now the favourite in the Next Arsenal manager market having been cut from 20/1 all the way to 7/2 in the past few weeks.. Simeone has enjoyed a successful stint at Atletico Madrid and has repeatedly been linked with a move to England, and the bookmakers believe the chances of the Argentinian making the switch to the Emirates Stadium are getting better all the time.

Highly-rated Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is a 14/1 shot alongside Everton manager Ronald Koeman and Monaco chief Leonardo Jardim, while club legend Partick Vieira has been a big mover in the market in recent weeks with the bookies trimming his odds all the way into 6/1 to make him the second favourite for the post.

Next Arsenal Manager Odds

ODDSMANAGER
7/2Diego Simeone
6/1Patrick Vieira
13/2Massimiliano Allegri
9/1Thomas Tuchel
12/1Rafael Benitez
14/1Eddie Howe
14/1Leonardo Jardim
14/1Ronald Koeman
16/1Brendan Rodgers
25/1Joachim Low
25/1Luis Enrique
25/1Manuel Pellegrini


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