Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal future is regarded as hanging by a thread after yet one more defeat, this time to Manchester City within the Carabao Cup.
Pep Guardiola’s males despatched the Gunners crashing out with a thumping 4-1 victory when Arteta, who delivered FA Cup glory final season, hoped to alleviate a number of the strain he’s underneath with a optimistic show.
Previous to that conflict, Arteta suffered a fifth defeat in seven Premier League matches when Arsenal have been crushed 2-1 at Everton final Sunday.
It’s Chelsea subsequent for Arsenal and the strain will probably be on contemplating PSG have sacked Thomas Tuchel that means one in every of Europe’s high coaches is offered.
With Arsenal 15th within the desk after 14 matches – their worst begin to a season in 46 years – it’s no shock to see Arteta’s job come underneath elevated scrutiny.
In addition to Arsenal’s poor kind, the Spaniard has needed to put up with aimless crimson playing cards from Granit Xhaka and Nicolas Pepe in latest weeks.
In the meantime, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has managed to attain only one league purpose from open play since signing a bumper new contract in September.
Subsequent up for Arteta’s males is a crunch Boxing Day conflict with London rivals Chelsea – which is LIVE on talkSPORT.
However, if Arteta is sacked, who will Arsenal flip to?
Bookmaker Paddy Energy has six-time Serie A champion Massimiliano Allegri at 13/5 to switch Arteta, with each Tuchel and Brendan Rodgers second favourites at 3/1 to take cost on the Emirates.
Rodgers has impressed throughout his time accountable for Leicester together with his facet second within the desk heading into Christmas Day.
Different potential candidates embody former Liverpool and Chelsea supervisor Rafa Benitez, who’s presently working in China.
Elsewhere, Arsenal legends Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry are priced at 10/1 and 22/1, respectively, whereas Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard – presently accountable for Rangers – is 17/1.
Nevertheless, it received’t be former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who appears set to switch Tuchel in Paris the place he frolicked as a participant.
Subsequent Arsenal supervisor odds
Odds appropriate at time of publication
- Massimiliano Allegri – 13/5
- Brendan Rodgers – 3/1
- Thomas Tuchel – 3/1
- Rafa Benitez – 10/1
- Diego Simeone – 10/1
- Patrick Vieira – 10/1
- Eddie Howe – 11/1
- Ralph Hasenhuttl – 11/1
- Freddie Ljungberg – 16/1
- Sol Campbell – 17/1
- Steven Gerrard – 17/1
- Roberto Martinez – 20/1
- Thierry Henry – 22/1