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Next Permanent Arsenal Manager Odds*

Candidate Odds Bet With
Brendan Rodgers 2/1 Paddy Power
Eddie Howe 4/1 Paddy Power
Antonio Conte 4/1 Paddy Power
Graham Potter 10/1 Paddy Power
Ralph Hasenhuttl 11/1 Paddy Power
Christophe Galtier 12/1 Paddy Power
Roberto Martinez 14/1 Paddy Power
Paulo Fonseca 14/1 Paddy Power
Gian Piero Gasperini 14/1 Paddy Power
Steven Gerrard 14/1 Paddy Power

*Odds correct as of October 12, 2021

Mikel Arteta might well have been sacked as Arsenal manager if the team had lost to Norwich City, although the Spaniard lived to fight another day and there was then a 1-0 win at Burnley before a North London derby victory against Tottenham.

However, the Spaniard continues to be among the favourites in the next manager to be sacked betting which indicates that the bookies currently feel that his position is far from secure.

Brendan Rodgers has shortened in the betting recently and it might be that the Northern Irishman is open to the idea of a new project at the Emirates should the opportunity come available. Eddie Howe and Antonio Conte are other names that could be thrown into the hat should Arteta's position at the club become untenable.

Would Brendan Rodgers Leave Leicester For Gunners?

Either side of that incredible 2015/16 Premier League title victory, it’s easy to remember that Leicester City were largely a struggling club in the top-flight who had tremendous difficulty staying afloat on a number of occasions, with Nigel Pearson, Craig Shakespeare and Claude Puel among the managers who took charge of the Foxes.

However, the Brendan Rodgers era at the King Power Stadium has provided no such problems and it’s massively telling that Leicester’s narrow failure to miss out on a top four spot in the past two seasons was regarded as a disappointment considering that it was only a few years ago that it would have been regarded as miraculous.

Rodgers is clearly one of the most talented British managers in the professional game at the moment, with his Leicester team having twice narrowly missed out on the Champions League spots but they did win last season's FA Cup and then went on to win the Community Shield.

Perhaps there would be no enticing the 47-year-old away from his current position at the King Power Stadium, although it would be interesting to see how he’d react to an approach from Arsenal who would clearly love someone to transform their fortunes right now and he would ultimately inherit a more talented squad should he join the Gunners.

Rodgers is trading at odds of 2/1 to become the next Arsenal FC manager and it shouldn’t be forgotten that he left Celtic fairly abruptly to take the managerial opportunity at Leicester, with the Northern Irishman having previously been in charge at Liverpool FC so he understands the pressures that go with this sort of position.

Eddie Howe Second Favourite to Replace Arteta

Eddie Howe looked absolutely nailed to replace Neil Lennon as manager of Celtic a few months ago, although the Englishman didn't agree terms with the Scottish Old Firm club and he continues to be unemployed after his lengthy and successful stint with AFC Bournemouth.

Howe is clearly waiting in the wings for the right opportunity and it could be that he is soon applying for the vacant position at the Emirates Stadium, with the bookies anticipating him being on any potential shortlist for a job which has felt like a poisoned chalice since Arsene Wenger stood down.

Antonio Conte Could Be Ideal for Arsenal

The appointment of Antonio Conte - 6/1, could be exactly what the doctor ordered. After all, the Italian arrived at Chelsea and instantly won the English Premier League title, while he achieved a similar feat at Internazionale when scoring the Scudetto and ending the dominance of Juventus.

Conte was previously successful with Juve and he would clearly be a wanted man by Arsenal considering that Tottenham Hotspur were also looking to snaffle him up this summer. However, the real sticking point could be the fact that Arsenal don't have the funds or resources to build a squad capable of challenging for the top four, let alone the title.

Simeone Would Be the Supporters’ Selection

Diego Simeone can rightly be regarded as one of the world’s best managers right now, with the Argentine having been in charge at Atletico Madrid since 2011 and he has elevated the Spanish club to an outfit who are capable of challenging for domestic and European honours over the past decade.

Simeone favours a low-possession and defensive style of football although you can’t argue with the results and that’s especially the case in the 2020/21 season where Atleti currently sit top of La Liga and they’re trading as the favourites on the outright market, with only a handful of goals conceded thus far.

If Diego Simeone was interested in taking charge at the Emirates Stadium, then we might expect his betting odds of 16/1 to be considerably shorter, although the 50-year-old has been linked to lots of other high-profile European clubs over the past few years although one wonders if he will ever leave the Wanda Metropolitano.

Simeone has proved that he’s capable of succeeding with different personnel considering that players such as Diego Godin, Antoine Griezmann and Thibaut Courtois have all left the club to no ill-effect, with Arsenal potentially wanting a manager who produces an attractive style of football.

Henry Making an Impact at Montreal

Thierry Henry cut his teeth as the Belgium assistant manager under Roberto Martinez before taking charge of Monaco, with the Arsenal legend now taking charge of Montreal Impact in the MLS, although it appears as though the Frenchman hasn’t quite amassed the requisite experience to take a high-profile position at the Emirates Stadium.

There’s little doubt that Henry would love to follow in the footsteps of his manager Arsene Wenger and establish a legacy at the north London club, although odds of 22/1 reflect the fact that he is likely to be passed over in favour of someone who has more experience.

Gasperini Could Be An Interesting Contender

Gian Piero Gasperini isn’t particularly well-known outside his native Italy, although the 62-year-old has been highly acclaimed due to his achievement in charge of Atalanta, with the team having risen to become one of the leading teams in Serie A and they recently claimed a victory at Liverpool in the Champions League.

Gasperini has been in charge at the Bergamo club since 2016 and perhaps he would find the prospect of managing in England as an attractive one, although like Allegri, he has never coached outside of his homeland. The manager has come a long way since starting out at Crotone in 2003 although perhaps it would be a risky appointment.

Nevertheless, Atalanta have earned rave reviews for their attractive brand of football and their high-scoring ways are in stark contrast to the scarcity of goals being scored by the Gunners right now, with this being a left-field selection which might just work out well.

Could Vieira Be Another Ex-Arsenal Player Given a Chance?

The appointment of Patrick Vieira might appear to some like a case of “out of the frying pan, into the fire” considering that Arsenal FC have taken a punt on an ex-player and things aren’t going well, with Vieira another relatively unproven candidate who could be anything between brilliant and terrible at the north London club.

Vieira is truly a club legend at the north London outfit and the ‘man from Senegal’ has previously made noises about wanting to be the manager of Arsenal FC at some point in his career, with the former midfielder is currently in charge of Crystal Palace after parting company with Nice earlier this year.

Indeed, the 44-year-old might actually not be deemed good enough to take the potentially-soon-to-be vacant position considering that he was sacked by the Ligue 1 club following a succession of defeats and the club’s exit from the Europa League, with Arsenal surely keen to find an appointment with a stronger track record considering a safer pair of hands might be needed after Arteta.

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Matthew Glazier for Bookies.com
Matthew Glazier
Matthew Glazier, the former Head of Marketing at bet365, is a veteran in the online betting industry and contributes to Bookies.com.