Wenger in? We’re offering odds on Arsene staying at the Emirates

Arsene Wenger has announced at last that he will leave Arsenal this summer, but what are the chances he could change his mind...


Following the breaking news that Arsene Wenger will finally step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season, we are offering odds that the Frenchman will perform a Fergie-style U-turn and continue in his role.

You can get odds of 33/1 that Arsene will continue the great French tradition of beating a hasty retreat and find himself back in charge of the Gunners by the start of next season.

Meanwhile, the chances that he finds himself unable to leave his beloved Arsenal behind and being appointed Director of Football at the Emirates are 6/1.

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Should he actually leave, the odds are 3/1 that he will be appointed as Didier Deschamps’ replacement as the next manager of the French National Team.

Meanwhile, the chances of him becoming the first Frenchman to manage the English national team are 20/1.

But if he decides that the glamour and glory of managing in England’s top flight is too tempting, the odds of him taking the reins at another side in the Premier League are 10/1 (West Brom, anyone?).

If he elects to return to the early days of his managerial career, the odds of him taking over at former club Monaco are 12/1.

But with all those years of experience touchline handbags and spats with managers, the odds of Arsene rekindling one of his oldest grudges and taking on Sir Alex Ferguson in a charity boxing match are 500/1.

A career in politics might be just up his street, with the odds of him becoming a politician at 14/1, an and the chances of him running for the French presidency at 66/1.

Our own Paddy Power said: “Wenger has been clinging on to power like a footballing Robert Mugabe, so it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him go back on his decision to quit.

“If he actually does leave, the most devastating thing about the news is that it will undoubtedly make Piers Morgan very happy.”

Arsene Wenger specials:

Wenger to manage the French National Team 3/1

Wenger to become Director of Football at Arsenal 6/1

Wenger to manage another Premier League club 10/1

Wenger to return to managing Monaco 12/1

Wenger to become a politician 14/1

Wenger to manage the English National Team 20/1

Wenger to still be manager of Arsenal next season 20/1

Wenger to run for French presidency 66/1

Wenger and Ferguson to take part in a charity boxing match 500/1

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