Arsenal fans want Unai Emery to be the next Premier League manager sacked but as Jose Mourinho takes over from Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, will the Spaniard be the next to go?
Arsenal’s form this season is awful, following on from a collapse at the end of last season that was so embarrassing most of us pretend like the Europa League final was never actually a thing.
Arsenal are currently in 6th place in the Premier League table with 17 points from 12 games, half Liverpool’s tally, and a negative goal difference. Already eight points outside the Champions League places, with seven clubs behind them within two points, it does not look good.
The Europa League is, of course, another route back into Europe’s elite competition, but can you honestly trust Unai Emery to get us a result against any decent side? A 1-1 draw with Vitoria, to go with the very narrow win over them at the Emirates when we let the side without a goal score two, would answer a big fat no.
Will Unai Emery be the next Premier League manager sacked?
There is no doubt Emery has worn out his welcome at the club, but will the hierarchy do the right thing and sack him?
Taking a look at all the latest football enhanced odds offers, Unai Emery is the favourite to be the next to leave at 5/4 with Sky Bet and Mikel Arteta the 3/1 favourite to replace him.
Mauricio Pochettino is second favourite at 11/2, by the way, ahead of Massimiliano Allegri, Patrick Vieira, and Brendan Rodgers, amongst others. Over on Paddy Power, Allegri is the favourite at 7/2 with Arteta in second place at a much longer 4/1.
Across all the major bookmakers, it’s a similar story.
Unai Emery is the 7/4 favourite on Betway to be sacked, followed by Ralph Hasanhuttl at 2/1 and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at a positively secure 4/1. Those two favourites go head-to-head this weekend. Defeat by Arsenal could see the Saints manager sacked while, perversely, the Arsenal board will probably do nothing should they fail to win.
Paddy Power, Bet365, Boyle Sports, they all tip Unai Emery to be the next manager to leave. Fans want him gone and even a lot of the players don’t seem to like him.
It seems the only people who don’t agree are the Arsenal board…