Speculation continues to dominate headlines over the future of Arsene Wenger as he enters his final few months of his current contract, with a new deal on the table for the long-standing Arsenal boss, but still remains unsigned.
Several top managers have been linked with the jobs, so we’ve taken to bookies to see who they believe will be the favourites.
The BettingTop10 managers who are in-line for the throne at Arsenal are the following:
10 – Dennis Bergkamp 20/1
8= – Rafael Benitez 18/1
8= – Ronald Koeman 18/1
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7- Leonardo Jardim 14/1
5= – Patrick Vieira 12/1
5= – Diego Simeone 12/1
4 – Eddie Howe 11/1
3 – Brendan Rodgers 8/1
2 – Thomas Tuchel 6/1
1 – Massimiliano Allegri 4/1
Allegri appears to be the favourite so far, with Calciomercato suggesting the Juventus boss has spilled the beans to friends that he intends to move to Arsenal after winning as much as possible with the Italian giants this season.
Rodgers is a strange manager to be linked considering he struggled to land another top-level job after being relieved of his duties at Liverpool who upgraded to Jurgen Klopp in 2015. He has however been enjoying life at Celtic, and despite his exciting style of football, will not be a favourite among Arsenal fans to take over the helm.
Tuchel is another interesting choice considering his rise to prominence at Borussia Dortmund, leading the Bundesliga outfit to a DFB-Pokal final last season, losing to Bayern Munich on penalties. However he remains unproven in terms of consistency at the top level, likewise with Eddie Howe who is struggling at present with his Bournemouth side.
Meanwhile, former Premier League striker and pundit Micky Quinn told talkSPORT that Wenger should walk away from the job as he will not restore a Premier League title to Arsenal, while having a quick quip at the Arsenal board who are satisfied with top four finishes.
“If he’s got any professional pride, he should step away,” he said on the radio show (via Daily Star).
“He’s not going to win the league with Arsenal again.
“The Arsenal board don’t want someone radical to come in gambling they will win the Premier League and gambling they’ll win the Champions League when they’ve got Wenger who always get’s the top four.”
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