Martinez among front-runners to replace Wenger at Arsenal

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Ladbrokes football traders have slashed the odds on Roberto Martinez replacing Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.

The Belgian boss’ price has fallen from 33/1 to just 10/1 this week as reports claim Arsenal chiefs are drawing up a list of potential summer replacements.

Punters are seemingly expecting the former Everton manager to return to the Premier League after this summer’s World Cup.

And were he to do so, Thierry Henry is odds-on at 4/5 to return to the Emirates as his assistant. While 33/1 says the France legend replaces Wenger in the dugout himself.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “According to the odds, Wenger’s time at Arsenal is all but up – and the biggest move we’ve seen in the last few weeks concerns Martinez who looks increasingly likely to take over from the Frenchman at the Emirates.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal before the opening day of next season – 4/5

Next Arsenal Manager

Carlo Ancelotti – 2/1

Joachim Low – 5/1

Leonardo Jardim – 8/1

Thomas Tuchel – 9/1

Roberto Martinez – 10/1 (from 33/1)

Brendan Rodgers – 12/1

Diego Simeone – 12/1

Max Allegri – 14/1

Mikel Arteta – 16/1

Patrick Vieira – 20/1

Zinedine Zidane – 33/1

Thierry Henry – 33/1

Thierry Henry to be Roberto Martinez’s assistant manager at Arsenal* – 4/5

*bet only applies if Martinez is confirmed as Next Arsenal manager. Stakes will be voided if any other manager is appointed.

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Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.