Mikel Arteta has now gone odds-on to become the next Arsenal manager, with the Spaniard looking likely to return to the Emirates this summer.
Arteta has been part of Manchester City’s excellent season which saw the team manage 100 points although it appears as though the opportunity to manage the Gunners is a big draw to someone who was previously captain of Arsenal.
BetVictor go 4/5 about Arteta replacing Arsene Wenger, with every other manager on the drift on Tuesday morning and it appears as though the Arsenal board are ready to hire someone who would arrive with an outstanding reputation.
Next Arsenal manager odds with BetVictor
Mikel Arteta 4/5
Brendan Rodgers 5/1
Massimiliano Allegri 6/1
Julian Nagelsmann 10/1
Some Arsenal supporters might decry that it’s “too soon” for someone like Mikel Arteta to become the next manager of the Gunners, although several customers have been backing the Spaniard to replace Arsene Wenger.
One bookmaker goes as short as 9/2 that Arteta becomes the new Arsenal boss, although BetVictor take a slightly dimmer view with their 8/1 quote about the Manchester City assistant manager heading south to take charge of the Gunners.
Pep Guardiola clearly thinks highly of the former Arsenal and Everton midfielder, with Arteta having played a key role in the transformation of Manchester City from top four material to champions.
Luis Enrique remains solid favourite at 5/2 with BetVictor, with the former Barcelona coach thought to be top of the shortlist, although Arsenal Football Club are clearly keeping their options open when it comes to who they appoint.
Joachim Low seems like a viable proposition and he’s trading at odds of 8/1, with the German likely to be interested in such a big English club after a long stint at international level with Die Mannschaft.
Max Allegri is a 12/1 chance and many supporters would call for the Italian to take charge and improve matters defensively, with Brendan Rodgers and Patrick Vieira also trading at the same sort of odds.
Carlo Ancelotti is 12/1 with BetVictor although the Italian FA have approached the former Chelsea and Bayern Munich manager and it could be that he’s overlooked for the position.