Massimiliano Allegri favourite for job if Mikel Arteta gets sacked, Gunners heroes Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry in the running December 14, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer

Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri remains the bookies’ favourite to become Arsenal’s next manager as pressure mounts on Mikel Arteta.

Things went from bad to worse for Arsenal as they suffered a fourth-consecutive home defeat in the league – for the first time since 1959 – and continued their worst start to a season in almost 40 years with a disastrous 1-0 loss to Burnley on Sunday night.

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Arteta needs to turn Arsenal’s fortunes around quickly

Allegri, who won eleven trophies in five years at Juve, is standing by for a call

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Allegri, who won eleven trophies in five years at Juve, is standing by for a call

A poor run of form over Christmas could spell the end to Arteta’s first managerial tenure, having recently been given the dreaded vote of confidence by the club’s chief executive Vinai Venkatesham.

Arsenal currently lie 15th in the Premier League having lost seven of their opening 12 games, and Arteta is the new favourite to become the first manager sacked this season.

Six-time Serie A winner Allegri is waiting in the wings if Arsenal sack Arteta, with Paddy Power pricing the Italian at just 2/1.

Vieira is unlikely to be in a serious contender

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Vieira is unlikely to be in a serious contender

Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Tuchel is just behind him at 4/1, while Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is marked third in the market at 15/2.

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, who was sacked by French side Nice earlier this month, is priced at 10/1 alongside Atletico Madrid stalwart Diego Simeone.

Gunners icons Thierry Henry (12/1) and Freddie Ljungberg (16/1) follow next, with former Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez coming in at 18/1.

Next Arsenal manager odds

Odds correct at time of publication

  • Massimiliano Allegri 2/1
  • Thomas Tuchel 4/1
  • Brendan Rodgers 15/2
  • Patrick Vieira 10/1
  • Diego Simeone 10/1
  • Thierry Henry 12/1
  • Freddie Ljungberg 16/1
  • Rafa Benitez 18/1

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