ARSENE WENGER’s time as Arsenal boss could be coming to an end after yet another below-par season.
Fans have staged yet another protest outside the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.
Wenger’s Gunners have failed to challenge for the Premier League title, last won by the Frenchman’s side in 2004.
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While an an embarrassing 5-1 defeat at Bayern Munich means Arsenal are staring at a seventh Champions League last-16 elimination in a row.
After nearly 21 years in the hotseat, speculation is mounting that the former Monaco man will finally call time on his reign in north London this summer.
And thanks to SunBets, here are the latest odds on the contenders for the job of Arsenal manager.
Who are the favourites to become next Arsenal boss?
Odds: 3/1 – get the latest
The former AC Milan manager replaced Antonio Conte as Juventus boss in 2014 and has enjoyed a fine spell in Turin.
Since moving to the Old Lady, he has led them to two titles, two Supercoppa Italiana successes and a Champions League final.
After a 19-year playing career as a midfielder, Allegri took charge of his last club Aglianese in 2004. Following an impressive season with the Serie C2 outfit, he moved up a division when Grosseto offered him the job there.
However, an unsuccessful spell followed and he was sacked at the beginning of the 2006/07 campaign.
After a brief spell working under Giovanni Galeone as part of his backroom team at Udinese, Allegri returned to the dug-out with Serie C1 side Sassuolo and he guided them to an historic first promotion to Serie B.
That success landed him the top job at Serie A club Cagliari, where he led them to a 9th and 12th place finish before he was surprisingly sacked in April 2010.
AC Milan then came calling in June that year, and he led them to the Serie A title in his first year in charge. Success continued the following season, winning the Supercoppa Italiana against rivals Inter.
He remained at the San Siro until 2014 until he was sacked by the Rossoneri, but Juve quickly came calling, leading to Allegri enhancing his reputation further in the years since.
Odds: 5/1 – get the latest
The 39-year-old Bournemouth boss has won many admirers for his attacking brand of football, leading to many to believe he is the ideal man to replace Wenger at the Emirates.
After spending much of his playing career with the Cherries, he became the youngster manager in the EFL when they appointed him as manager in 2009.
Howe saved the club from relegation to the Conference in his first year and led them to promotion the next.
After keeping them up in his first season with a 16th place finish, they are bang on course to repeat that feat this season to secure a third-successive year in the top-flight.
Odds: 4/1 – get the latest
Tuchel was tasked with an almost impossible job in replacing the legendary Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund in 2015, but he is thriving in the role.
The 43-year-old began his coaching career as coach of Stuttgart’s Under-19s before returning to his former club Augsburg as youth-team co-ordinator before being appointed as manager of the club’s B side in 2007.
After a two-year spell he was named new boss of Mainz following the club’s promotion to the Bundesliga. He led them to a fifth-placed finish and then seventh the following campaign to earn a spot in the Europa League.
It was 11 months later that he was confirmed as the man who would replace Klopp, and he would be defeated by his predecessor, now in charge at Liverpool, in the quarter-finals of the Europa League last season.
He also suffered a defeat on penalties to rivals Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal Final.
Dortmund are currently fourth in the Bundesliga, fifteen points behind leaders Bayern.
Who else is in the running to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager?
Odds: 14/1 – get the latest
Arsenal fans would no doubt be delighted to see the German in the dug-out at the Emirates.
The 57-year-old was appointed manager of his national side in 2006 after a two-year spell as assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann.
After finishing as runners-up at Euro 2008 and in third spot at the World Cup 2010, he finally guided the Germans to glory as they lifted the biggest prize in football at Brazil 2014.
That success followed his club career, where he led Stuttgart to DFB-Pokal joy in 1997, Tirol Innsbruck to the Austrian Bundesliga in 2002 and Austria Wien to the Supercup in 2003.
Odds: 16/1 – get the latest
Hasenhuttl has burst onto the scene this season with high-flying German outfit RB Leipzig.
Following the club’s promotion to the top-flight last season, they made a blistering start to life in the top-flight and led the Bundesliga at the beginning of the season before being overtaken by Bayern Munich.
The former Austrian international has been linked with a number of jobs lately, but his focus on introducing young players into the side will certainly appeal to the Gunners hierarchy.
Earleir in his career, Hasenhuttl led VfR Aalen and FC Ingolstadt 04 to promotion.
Odds: 12/1 – get the latest
Arsenal fans need no reminder of Patrick Vieira.
The legendary former Gunners captain enjoyed a nine-year spell at the club and helped them to win three Premier League titles and four FA Cups.
After leaving for a spell in Italy, he returned to finish his playing career with Manchester City before joining the club’s academy.
Vieira became manager of City’s sister-club New York City in the MLS in January 2016 and led them to their first-ever play-off appearance after finishing second in the Eastern Conference.
Supporters would love to see the Frenchman back at the Emirates, but it appears all his ties lie with Premier League rivals City now.
Odds: 25/1 – get the latest
The Spaniard is a surprise name among the front-runners for Gunners post.
Eye-brows were raised when the 43-year-old was named as Belgian boss last year, especially since he had just been sacked by Everton.
He did guide Wigan to FA Cup glory in 2013 and Swansea to League One promotion in 2008, but not many of the Emirates faithful would be too thrilled with his appointment.
Odds: 16/1 – get the latest
Koeman is the man who replaced Martinez at Goodison Park and comes with a huge pedigree.
The Dutchman was a legend in his playing days, starring for Barcelona and Holland on numerous big occasions.
The 53-year-old has a wealth of management experience with European giants such as Ajax, Benfica, Valencia and Feyenoord, and got his Southampton side performing well in the Premier League during his two-years on the south coast from 2014.
Despite only being at Everton for a few months, he has already been linked with becoming Barcelona’s next manager, and he could be a dark horse to take over from Wenger.
Odds: 25/1 – get the latest
Another Arsenal legend who makes the top ten.
The non-flying Dutchman spent eleven seasons with Wenger’s side, winning a host of honours, before hanging up his boots in 2006.
He returned to his first club Ajax as assistant manager in 2011 and has remained in that role since.
His lack of being the top man in the dug-out could count against him though when it comes to landing the Arsenal job on this occasion.
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