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Premier League sack race – Mikel Arteta favourite to be sacked after Arsenal horror start, Patrick Vieira odds slashed


MIKEL ARTETA is the odds-on favourite to be the first Premier League manager sent packing.

The Arsenal boss was available at 16/1 ahead of the 2021-22 campaign but that price has collapsed to 4/9 after the club’s worst start to a season in 67 years.

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The Gunners lost to newly-promoted Brentford and Chelsea without scoring before their 5-0 humiliation to champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

It is the first time since 1954 that the Gunners have lost their three opening games of the league season.

Arteta’s side are rock-bottom of the division and have must-win clashes against Norwich and Burnley after the international break.

After the weekend’s defeat, Arteta admitted his side were in a ‘difficult position’ but vowed to keep fighting.

He said: “For me it is pride and more willingness to change the situation. A lot has happened in the last three weeks – we are in a difficult position.

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Betfair odds

  • Mikel Arteta – 4/9
  • Patrick Vieira – 7/1
  • Xisco – 17/2
  • Steve Bruce – 9/1
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl – 14/1
  • Bruno Lage – 14/1
  • Sean Dyche – 18/1
  • Dean Smith – 20/1

“The international break will do us some good to recover some of the big players we are missing at the moment. Hopefully we come back we are in a better place.”

Patrick Vieira, whose Crystal Palace side have picked up two of a possible nine points, is offered at 7/1 after shortening from 9/1.

Watford’s Xisco is third favourite at 17/2 after successive defeats to Brighton and Tottenham on the road.

Newcastle’s Steve Bruce is available at 9/1 with Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl and Wolves’ Bruno Lage locked together at 14/1.


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