Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta favourite to be axed after another defeat, Solskjaer still at risk despite improved Man Utd form December 21, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer

The pressure continues to mount on the under-fire Mikel Arteta at Arsenal.

The Gunners fell to their fifth defeat in seven Premier League matches as they were beaten 2-1 by Everton on Saturday.


Arteta’s Arsenal face Man City and Chelsea in their next two fixtures

It means they will be in 15th place, just four points above the relegation zone, on Christmas – ahead of a London derby against Chelsea on Boxing Day.

Slaven Bilic became the first managerial casualty of the Premier League season when he was sacked by West Brom last week.

Wurvival expert Sam Allardyce succeeded Bilic in the Hawthorns dugout, but suffered a 3-0 home defeat by in-form Aston Villa in his first game in charge.

And Arteta is the bookmakers’ favourite to next suffer the same fate as Bilic, just one year after he replaced Unai Emery in north London.

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United are eight points from safety


Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United are eight points from safety

And it does not get any easier for Arteta or Arsenal with a Carabao Cup quarter-final tie against Man City up next, followed by the aforementioned Boxing Day clash with Chelsea.

Defeats in both those matches – which are both LIVE on talkSPORT – could spell the end for the Spaniard.

Chris Wilder is the bookies’ second favourite to lose his job with his Sheffield United side yet to win a Premier League match this season.

They almost got that elusive first win on Sunday as the ten-man Blades were denied by an 87th-minute Danny Welbeck goal in a 1-1 draw with Brighton.

It is looking bleak for Sheffield United, who have managed just two points from 14 games.

Somewhat surprisingly, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains one of the leaders in the sack race despite United’s recent impressive league form.

Solskjaer’s position always seems to be under threat despite United’s uptick in form

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Solskjaer’s position always seems to be under threat despite United’s uptick in form

The Red Devils extended their unbeaten Premier League run to seven games with a 6-2 victory over Leeds on Sunday.

United will move to within just two points of leaders Liverpool if they win their game in hand.

You can see all the Premier League sack race odds, as per Sky Bet, below…

Premier League sack race odds

Odds correct at time of publication

  • Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) – 8/11
  • Chris Wilder (Sheffield United) – 9/4
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Man United) – 6/1
  • Scott Parker (Fulham) – 16/1
  • Frank Lampard (Chelsea) – 18/1
  • Graham Potter (Brighton) – 20/1
  • Sam Allardyce (West Brom) – 20/1
  • Sean Dyche (Burnley) – 20/1
  • Steve Bruce (Newcastle) – 20/1
  • Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace) – 25/1
  • David Moyes (West Ham) – 33/1
  • Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds) – 33/1
  • Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves) – 33/1
  • Dean Smith (Aston Villa) – 40/1
  • Pep Guardiola (Man City) – 40/1
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl (Southampton) – 50/1
  • Carlo Ancelotti (Everton) – 66/1
  • Jose Mourinho (Tottenham) – 66/1
  • Brendan Rodgers (Leicester) – 80/1
  • No manager to leave – 80/1
  • Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – 100/1

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