Arsene Wenger As Short As 16/1 To Be The Next Premier League Manager To Leaveby Mark Cohen / 28 July 2011, 09:39Tweet
We are fast approaching the new Premier League season and it promises to be an absolutely crucial one for a number of Managers up and down the country, this applies to no one more than Arsene Wenger who finds himself under increasing pressure at Arsenal as the wait for trophies goes on. A couple of years ago it would have been unthinkable for punters to consider having a bet on Wenger to be Next Premier League Manager to Leave his job but following a poor end to last season he now finds himself in a tough patch. Arsenal have not lifted any trophy since 2005 and the fans at the Emirates are starting to get a little bit twitchy, year after year they find themselves in the latter stage of a competition but they seem to struggle when the big games come around after Christmas.
Wenger is of course a legend at Arsenal having led them to a number of trophies during the first part of career as Arsenal Manager with the unbeaten season in 2003/04 the highlight for many. That team contained all the class and silk that they still possess but it also had that winning edge that the current crop have been lacking for some time now, and Wenger knows that will need to address that problem as soon as possible. Fans have been getting frustrated with Wenger over his transfer policy as he refuses to dip into the coffers to sign a big name, he still prefers to spend relatively small amounts on unproven Premier League players. Wenger would argue that was the basis for his early success at Arsenal but more often than not of late the players have struggled to adapt, this all comes with the board claiming that there is plenty of money available to Arsene Wenger if he wants it.
The summer at Arsenal has once again be dominated by the constant transfer speculation surrounding the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, so far Wenger has dug his heels in by not allowing either to leave but it could be that by doing so he is harming the chances of the team. Fabregas has made it perfectly clear a number of times that he is itching to leave Arsenal for Barcelona and a transfer at some time looks inevitable, the speculation may well prove to have a negative effect on the team as they look to build for the future and it is a crucial decision for Wenger. SkyBet have been monitoring the situation closely and they currently rate Wenger as a 16/1 shot in the Next Premier League Manager To Leave Betting which is always a popular market at this stage of pre season. Those odds reflect that while Wenger is not in any immediate danger he must be very careful, with the upcoming season potentially a defining one for his future at the Emirates Stadium as the fans pray for a trophy or two.