Sack race odds: Arteta cut from 40/1 into 10/1 to be first manager to leave

Sack race odds: Arteta cut from 40/1 into 10/1 to be first manager to leave

The Arsenal boss has seen his odds slashed following another dismal performance.

Mikel Arteta cut into 10/1 to be first manager to be sacked 

After another poor display and fifth loss of the season, bookmakers have cut the odds on Arteta to be the first Premier League manager to leave their post. 

The Spaniard was as big as 40/1 earlier in the week, but since last night, he’s now as short as 10/1 with two bookmakers. 

In the last 24 hours, Arteta is by far the most backed manager in the market. The 38-year-old has taken 57% of all bets since Sunday. 

Arsenal now languish in 14th in the Premier League, picking up just 13 points from 10 games so far. 

It would seem very harsh to sack Arteta, he’s clearly made improvements to an Arsenal team that are still very much a work in progress.


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Getting rid of the manager is unlikely to solve Arsenal’s issues. The problems in the club run far deeper than that. 

However, in this day and age of football, a few more bad results and he may start anxiously looking over his shoulder. 

Arsenal most backed side for relegation since last night

Since yesterday’s defeat, Arsenal are the most backed team through oddschecker to be relegated. 

Whilst it is still very unlikely, punters are happy to have a speculative punt on the Gunners being relegated from the Premier League for the first time ever. 

One bookmaker has cut Arsenal into as short as 80/1 from 250/1, but 150/1 is still widely available on oddschecker. 

Wilder favourite after defeat to West Brom


Elsewhere in the market, Chris Wilder is now the favourite across the board to be the first manager to go.

The Blades boss is now as short as 7/4 to go first as his side sit rock bottom of the Premier League. 

After a 1-0 loss to relegation rivals West Brom, the situation is looking increasingly bleak for Sheffield United. 

They have just one point after 10 games and now look destined for the drop. 

Slaven Bilic’s odds have been eased out to as big as 5/1 following the match, having been as short as 6/4 on Saturday. 

Scott Parker is joint-second favourite with Bilic at 5/1, whereas Solskjaer is now out to 8/1 following another victory for Man Utd on Sunday.