Why is Arsenal boss odds-on to stay on next season?

Arsene Wenger remains more likely be at Arsenal on the opening day of next season, according to the betting markets that is. The Gunners were humiliated last night by London rivals Crystal Palace, who pummelled the Arsenal 3-0 at Selhurst Park, leaving our side with a huge task ahead to try and reach the coveted top four slots.

Most of the season, as well as a number of occasions in previous years, a growing number of fans have moved to protest against Arsene Wenger remaining in charge of the club, and with the manager’s contract up this summer, the movement has snowballed.

This season we have seen banners flown over the match between our side and West Bromwich Albion, and a growing number of fans holding #WengerOut banners, and not only at our games. The movement has become a worldwide phenomenon, and Wenger himself admitted that the fans wishes would be taken into consideration when deciding on whether to extend his stay.

The fans have been divided over the protests, and there were even crowds of supporters fighting with each other after the draw with Manchester City last weekend, which is believed to have been in order to disrupt Arsenal Fan TV’s attempt to interview people for their YouTube channel, whilst three people were also filmed fighting inside the stadium during half-time, whilst we were trailing 2-1 to Man City before coming back to draw the match.

Despite the continued frustrations of the fans, Wenger remains odds-on to still be in charge of the club for the first match of next season. With his stay currently priced at 11/10 (2.1).

Could the majority of fans really want Wenger to remain? Does the fans wishes really matter to Wenger?

Pat J

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  1. John0711 says:

    its obvious that the majority of fans want wenger out. i saw Ty on arsenal fan tv saying he deserve to say for what hes done. what an idiotic statement. Your paid yearly. Wenger has lost the dressing room, if he stays the team will suffer players dont suddenly start playing for a manager. A number of fans protest, a larger number just dont bother to go (me). the club has lost its soul
    only an uneducated person would see success in failure. by the way where are Davidz,vlad and the other AKB s???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    1. Break-on-through says:

      If you’re going by AFTV, well then yes it looks that way. If you’re going by the protest numbers and the fans inside the stadium, well then no. If you go by social media, then yes. Overall I’d say yes more people want him gone by far.

      Personally I was thrilled seeing the players taking the brunt of frustrations for once. They get off much too lightly, but that will stick with some of them for a long time, it should anyway. I’d expect to see Arsenal fly out of the traps at beginning of next game.

  2. Janssen says:

    I think the majority want him gone after we lose a game. When we win a game, some of the fans that wanted him gone disappear. To me their wanting him gone after a loss is nothing more than little children who are pissed we lost a game. The other fans who want him gone and are not little children, genuinely believe Wenger simply is not the man to take us forward because the game has passed him by (for what ever reason). These fans don’t base their opinion on one game or one result but on the last several years of no meaningful progress.

    More importantly for the betting odds is what people think of Kroenke and I think most of us realize he doesn’t have enough ambition or interest in the game of football to understand it is also in his (finacial) interest to bring in a top manager with new ideas. He will realize this when it is too late.

    At this stage, without Sanchez and Ozil and CL football, even a Simeone or Allegri or Koeman could not do much with what will be left of Arsenal should Wenger depart.

    I am betting on Kroenke’s stupidity and on Wenger’s naivity. This means a new contract.

  3. SoOpa AeoN says:

    I’m afraid, £8mil might just be a deciding factor!

    1. John0711 says:

      youre right SoOpa but that 8 mil wont be a penny of my money. To anyone who wants him gone, put your money back in your pocket. im here for the long haul Wenger out

      1. atid says:

        Kroenke doesn’t get a penny from me and hasn’t done for years now. No home games, no shirts, no programmes, not even a half time warm pint of piss will I buy from kroenke’s club.

        Aways are my only arsenal partake cos kroenke doesn’t get a penny in HIS club coffers and for the first time in 45 years I am not enjoying them one little bit either.

        It’s come to a point where I am laughing at the club that I have supported through thick and thin for 51 years. I hate myself for that, but I hate kroenke even more so that is what is keeping me going.

        All I am waiting for now is the day that kroenke sells up, I just hope I am not too old when that day comes.

        1. Break-on-through says:

          Is that because away games are cheaper.

        2. Steve H says:

          Your right, been arsenal supporter since I was five, now 61.
          Most of these fans only know Wenger, his been a very lucky manager in his early years. teams have now found him out.
          Krony is a yank like most yanks they know sod all about the game and don’t care .he’s never there for games probably don’t no were the ground is. Get rid of him with few board members bring back dein, big lose he was.invest in tactics.

  4. Twig says:

    If we make the champions league Wenger stays otherwise Wenger leaves.

    1. John0711 says:

      cant see it twig, either way i want him gone. best senario we get 4th and he goes worst he stays and we come 5/6th

  5. John0711 says:

    by the way now Tony Adams is kicking ass can he make his way over to the training ground

  6. V.uren says:

    Any other club in that top 6 would of announced the manager sacked today …

    Instead , we wait for arsene to tell us how long his next contract is ! ???

    I gave up my ticket 2 seasons ago , I will not put a penny back into this club until we start getting our value for money.

  7. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Because its not just the manager who is clueless. The board is clueless too

    Also, i dont blame wenger for not giving up a secure £9 million per year job.

  8. Budd says:

    Club rife with cowards can’t sack the manager now. It is too late. We all thought that this will be Wenger’s last season, that what it looked like in 2013/2014 season when he signed. In 2015 the board should have already lined up a replacement. But they didn’t because despite what people say about how good Gazidis is as CEO he does not have a clue how a football club is run. Business, yes, I give you that and that keeps Kroenke happy, probably that’s the reason he’s still there. If Gazidis was indeed a football person he would have gone somewhere where he can actually show what he can. What he’s doing in fact now by staying is to actually ruin any credibility he still has. Both Wenger and Gazidis will be driven out of the club and that is because of their own work.
    One of two things will happen now: Wenger will announce he stays (we all know he signed is just that he’s too much of a coward to announce it now) and the next season will be used to rebuild the whole club. It is amazing that we have to rebuild this club yet again after all these efforts we put in in the last 10 years. Talk about c0cking up. Get rid of the deadwood and play modern football ffs. If you can sign Sanchez, if not well, we’ve been here before. We know how it goes. Look who among the young can help us, get rid of this stupid wage system. Sanchez is looking at Walcott and can’t believe what he sees.
    The other variant is for Wenger to leave, no matter how. This is going to be tricky on many ways because no one in this club is actually ready for what is to come. They are pure incompetents when it comes about running a sport club, let alone a football club with huge supporter base. To top it up, they get footballing advice from Wenger and Bould. And Gazidis. This thing may fit well with a lot of supporters having enough of what we are now. I don’t oppose that and I am ready to spend one or two season outside European football if we can get hold of our best players and if we can nick a great coach from the Continent. English coaches are done, finished unless they play against Wenger’s teams, obviously. English players are hyped, overrated and pampered. At least the ones we see in EPL. Look in the lower leagues, you may find a Vardy or two. Hungry players, wanting to get to the next level, wanting to be famous.

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      Sack le Arsene is the best option.

      We will rebuild and regain respect with a more competent manager regardless of how abscent, negligent and how business focused our board and owner are.

      Can it get any worst?

  9. RSH says:

    Gutless board who are driven by profits instead of success. Handing out Wenger contracts for achieving absolutely nothing, and letting him have complete power over the club. Nobody has the balls to sack him, thats the problem. And Gazidis has gone into full hiding mode. Kroenke is the only one who can really end this, but he doesn’t give a damn about the fans as long as seats are being filled. And sorry, but majority of Emirates crowd are just there for nice days out, while real fans are priced out of going to the games. Arsene Wenger is a huge immediate problem that must be dealt with, but there are so many other problems with the way this club is run.

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      Spot on. The club is a sham!

      1. Break-on-through says:

        I think it has to end at some point. At some stage the fans are gonna have to hound Kroenke out of the club, let him take his huge profit and just hope the next dude is an Arsenal fan or a football fan at the very least. Usmanov, maybe, but you’d have to ask why didn’t he do what Abramovich done when he couldn’t purchase AFC.

  10. Joshua Mtetezi says:

    au revoir Monsieur Wenger

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