Arsene Wenger may be odds-on to be Arsenal boss on the opening day of next season but the supporters are calling for his head following the shock 3-0 defeat at Selhurst Park on Monday evening.
The Gunners undertook the short journey to South London hoping to put to an end a miserable run of form which had left them trailing the top four in the Premier League, however they failed to ignite in what was an utterly dismal performance and hosts Crystal Palace gave their relegation battle a massive boost by collecting all three points in relatively easy fashion.
Once again the fans made their feelings crystal clear as they voiced their anger towards their manager, however it has been reported that the club have offered Wenger a new two-year contract and the bookies are of the opinion that the Frenchman will put pen to paper with William Hill going 4/6 that Wenger remains with the club into the new season.
The same firm goes just 11/10 that the 67-year-old leaves for pastures new at the end of 2016/17 although Wenger himself has stated that he isn’t in the mood to discuss his future following the disastrous result at Selhurst park.
“I face it in every press conference at the moment,” he said to reporters, “But tonight I’m not in the mood to speak about it. At the moment I pay more respect to the fact we had a disappointing result. What counts is how we perform on the pitch, the players and myself and I feel everyone is focused in the club to do it.”
There is plenty of interest amongst possible replacements for the Arsenal post, however who will move into the hot-seat should Wenger leave at the end of the season?
Massimiliano Allegri is bookies favourite with BetVictor going 4/1, the Juventus boss having been linked with the Gunners in recent weeks. Reports suggest that Allegri has a strained relationship with the Serie A side following an alleged bust-up with Leonardo Bonucci.
Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel has drifted slightly to 10/1 with BetVictor with Diego Simeone taking second place at 8/1. The Atletico boss has enjoyed success at the Vicente Calderón over the past few years but has been repeatedly linked to a move to the Premier League and the bookies believe that the chances of him making such a move are increasing.
Next Arsenal manager – Best odds
4/1 – Massimiliano Allegri
8/1 – Diego Simeone
10/1 – Thomas Tuchel
14/1 – Eddie Howe