Arsenal boss now shorter than ever for summer exit

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People of the West Midlands were treated to an entertaining air display courtesy of Arsenal fans on Saturday afternoon. Those supporters calling for Arsene Wenger’s head got their point across with a ‘NO NEW CONTRACT’ banner which flew over the Hawthorns, while the other camp responded with an ‘IN WENGER WE TRUST’ sign later on in the game.

But it looks as though the #wengerout brigade will finally have their wish granted this summer, with the Arsenal boss now shorter than he’s ever been to leave the club.

That comes after the Gunners lost their sixth game in nine outings in all competitions against West Bromwich Albion this weekend, leaving them five points off the top four in the Premier League, meaning the north London outfit could well finish outside the leading quartet in the top-flight for the first time in 21 years.

And that defeat makes this Arsenal’s worst run in 21 years – not great for a manager trying to silence his critics.

It does seem, however, as though we’re nearing the end of this ‘will he stay or will he go?’ saga surrounding Wenger,

The Frenchman admitted in his post-match press conference that his mind has been made up, and that we’ll learn of his decision in the near future.

And our traders have since slashed his odds of leaving to just 2/5 – that’s the shortest they’ve been all season.

Of course, were he to call time on his spell in north London, it would leave us with plenty more questions which would need answering. Where does he go from here? Where does that leave the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil? And who replaces the current boss?

These are all markets we’ve explored in recent weeks. Wenger has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, Sanchez is a target for a whole host of Europe’s elite clubs and Juventus boss Max Allegri is the clear favourite to take over from Wenger.

But what are your thoughts on the latest odds coming from our traders? And do you think there’s any way back for Wenger?

Have your say in the comments section below.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Alex Apati

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.