#WengerOut? Paddy Power seem to think so. Arsenal’s defeat to newly promoted Brighton has seen the UK based bookmaker Paddy Power, pay out on Arsene Wenger to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job.
Paddy Power Pay Out On Wenger Being Next Manager Sacked
Sunday’s result made it 4 consecutive losses for the Gunners, who sit just 5 points ahead of Sean Dyche’s Burnley in 6th. Despite his contract renewal in the summer, Arsenal’s slump in form has seen Paddy jump the gun in sacking the Frenchman.
Paddy Power announced: “WENGER OUT! We have PAID OUT on Arsene Wenger to be the next Premier League manager sacked. All bets prior to 9.30am this morning now paid. Enjoy!”
With a season deﬁning tie versus AC Milan on the horizon, Wenger has little time to worry what his future might hold: “At the moment my future is not my main worry, my worry is to get Arsenal to win football games.”
He may ﬁnd this challenging if Paddy’s premonition comes into eﬀect.
As well as believing that he is still the right man for the job, Wenger blamed a build up of ﬁxtures for his side’s lacklustre performances: “But we lacked a bit of sharpness and freshness physically, to make the diﬀerence. At the moment, we play too many games and are charged negatively on top of that because we lose them. So it's diﬃcult.”
Despite Champions League expert Carlo Ancelloti and German National Team manager Joachim Low being backed as early favourites, the noise from the stands suggest club legends such as Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira would be high on their list of potential replacements.
When asked about the topic, Henry replied: “Listen, I’m a competitor, you don’t back down from a challenge. If you love a place and they ask – I repeat, they ask – for help, you are always going to say yes.”
It seems that whatever happens, the board won’t be short of candidates when appointing a successor.
As Gotham’s District Attorney Harvey Dent once said: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Looks like the villainous Arsene Wenger may ﬁnally bid Arsenal adieu.