Bookmakers respond to Arsenal fans fury
The 21st of May 2005 was the last time Arsenal fans saw their team lift a trophy and the wait looks set to continue after the Gunners crashed out the FA Cup this weekend. The silver wear drought is taking its toll on the club and the bookmaker Paddy Power has given odds of 9/4 that Arsene Wenger won’t be Arsenal manager on the first day of next season.
With current Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich heading to Arsenal this Tuesday for their Champions League tie the outlook is glum for the North Londoners. Arsenal are at odds of 15/8 to lose both legs of their tie against Munich and are at odds of 9/2 to score no goals in either leg. The writing is on the wall for the Gunners season with Paddy Power quoting odds of them picking up a trophy this season at 1/200. The bookmaker has also given odds of 100/1 that Arsenal will lose Tuesday evening’s game and Wenger will get fired before their next match!
The picture couldn’t be any more different for Bayern Munich who are currently 15 points clear at the top of the German League. The team are at odds of 3/10 to qualify for the next round of the Europe’s top competition and are now equal second favourite to win the Champions League outright at odds of 6/1.
A Paddy Power spokesman told Football Betting News; “The FA Cup represented Arsenal’s best chance of picking up a trophy this season and the result at the weekend maybe the start of the end for Wenger and his sleeping bag coat. Unfortunately for the Gunners, on form Munich are favourites for their Champions League clash and another dramatic fight for fourth place may not be enough to save Arsene from the chop at the end of the season.”
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich market detail
5/2 - Arsenal to win the 1st leg
12/5 - A draw in the 1st leg
11/10 - Bayern Munich to win the 1st leg
100/1 - Arsenal to lose the 1st leg and Wenger to get fired before Arsenal’s next game
15/8 - Arsenal to lose both legs of the tie
9/2 - Arsenal to score no goals in either leg of the tie
2/7 - Arsene Wenger to be Arsenal manager on the first day of the 2013-2014 season
9/4 - Arsene Wenger not to be Arsenal manager on the first day of the 2013-2014 season