Posted on October 17, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal now 66/1 for title but Wenger still safe according to bookies

Arsenal’s Worst Start in Years Sees Odds Drift by Thomas Matthews

Following Saturday’s early results, Arsenal could be backed at 25/1 for the title, however a defeat to Watford in the late kick-off has seen Wenger’s team drift out to 66/1.

Arsenal have had a lean time of it in recent history, but the odds suggest this is the worst start to a campaign since the 2011/12 season. In the opening seven games of that campaign, the Gunners lost to Liverpool, Blackburn, Tottenham, and Manchester United. After eight games, Wenger’s men were 10th with ten points, leaving them twelve points behind City and 80/1 to win the league. They did however manage to recover from that miserable start and finish third behind the two Manchester clubs.

After seven games in the 2011 season, Wenger was 16/1 to be the next manager to leave his post, largely due to pressure on other struggling managers Steve Kean 5/4 and Steve Bruce 3/1. Even though the odds (and table) suggest the Gunners are struggling this season, Wenger’s short-term future is looking relatively secure. The long-serving Frenchman remains 33/1 to be the next manager to his leave his post with Everton chief Ronald Koeman the bookies’ favourite at 2/5.

Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek said: “Arsenal finished 19 points off the Champions Man City in 2011/12, but still managed Champions League qualification and it’s not hard to imagine Arsenal fans being satisfied with a similar scenario this season with the north London club 9/4 to finish in the top four.”

The title may be out of reach already, but do you think we can even make the Top Four now?

Tom Matthews

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6 thoughts on “Arsenal now 66/1 for title but Wenger still safe according to bookies

  1. ThirdManJW

    To be fair, we already knew that. Wenger’s said it enough times, about how he only concentrates on what HIS team can do, not the weaknesses/strengths of an opponent. But what’s even more damning is that Wenger can’t even identify the weaknesses/strengths of his own team! So essentially, he ignores an opponent, and his own team! He just puts the usual names on a team sheet, gives them a formation, and a style of play he wants to see, and that’s about it! He earns around £10 million a year, for doing what exactly?

    I agree with you as well, Wenger is NEVER getting the sack! I won’t be surprised to see Wenger at Arsenal until 2021.

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  2. gotanidea

    Arsenal could only dream of a top four position now, after the series of bad performances in the Premier League. Other managers that have a lot more trophies like Mourinho and Ancelotti would have got sacked now, but not in Arsenal.

    Since he will not go away so soon, we need someone to knock his head to realize his mistakes, like when he suddenly changed the obsolete 4-2-3-1 formation to 3-4-2-1. The only one that could do that is Kroenke.

    I bet both of them are laughing at us for giving them money constantly and cheering for someone else’s glory.

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  3. AndersS

    Our slide will continue as long as Wenger is in charge. He has even lost the confidence of his players. He may not be sacked right now, but it is only a matter of time, before it is apparent to everybody, that we have no chance of top 4 and then things will change.

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  4. waal2waal

    …in all honesty i don’t give a damn about the guesswork and speculation that’s behind the “odds” what would be really beneficial would be bbc (or sky sports) confirming news of a conference to be held today with wenger removed and another world renowned coach installed to take his place.

    meanwhile promote the young argentine goalkeeper, maitland-niles and reiss nelson up to the first team so at least we have a contingent of players able to play without fear. our fans will encourage the young guns to give our opposition worries rather than things happening the other way around.

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  5. jon fox

    The bookies 66/1 odds against Wenger leaving before his contact’s up , reflects the odds of Kroenke selling up to an owner who cares about the club.It will be a battle to the death to remove Kroenke from our club BUT if we want to resue our club from terminal medicrity, it MUST be accomplished.

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