MIKEL ARTETA is now the SECOND favourite to be the first Premier League manager out after Arsenal were stunned by Brentford in the first game of the new season.
Arteta had already come into 12/1 yesterday but is now as short as 6/1 with Betfair.
Arsenal had a horror start to the campaign losing 2-0 to promoted Brentford.
And the bookies have reacted pricing him as second favourite behind only Xisco at Watford (9/2).
Steve Bruce follows at 15/2 with Patrick Vieira 8/1 and Ralph Hasenhuttl 10/1.
And Arteta admits big improvements are needed.
New £50m centre back Ben White struggled and they were without both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette
He told Sky Sports: “I’m disappointed. It’s not the way we wanted to start the season. We didn’t start well, conceding a goal in an isolated incident.
“We didn’t cope well with the second balls or long balls. And that’s all they needed to create problems for us. Then we conceded from a long throw.
“The biggest worry was our threat in front goal. The amount of times we got around the box and got in great situations but it wasn’t enough threat or shots on target.
“If you don’t do that in the Premier League then you won’t win.
“I don’t want excuses – we missed players but I don’t like to hide.
“We were not good enough to beat them. We did not do the basics.
“We have started in a disappointing way but we will review and speak with cool heads and try to put it right as soon as possible.”
Premier League next manager sacked
- Xisco – 9/2
- Mikel Arteta – 6/1
- Steve Bruce – 15/2
- Patrick Vieira – 8/1
- Ralph Hasenhuttl – 10/1
- Bruno Lage – 11/1
- Graham Potter – 12/1
- Nuno Espirito Santo – 14/1
- Rafa Benitez – 14/1
- Sean Dyche – 14/1
- Daniel Farke – 16/1
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 16/1
- Dean Smith – 20/1
- David Moyes – 33/1
- Jurgen Klopp – 33/1
- Brendan Rodgers – 33/1
- Marcelo Bielsa – 33/1
- Thomas Frank – 33/1
- No Manager To Leave in 2021/22 EPL season – 50/1
- Thomas Tuchel – 50/1
- Pep Guardiola – 100/1
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Over 1,000 Betfair customers have had their say on which top-flight boss will receive their marching orders first, and 15/2 shot Bruce is the most popular by a distance.
Who will be the first manager sacked?
- Steve Bruce – 14%
- Patrick Vieira – 9%
- Mikel Arteta – 7%
- Xisco Muñoz – 5%
- Nuno Espírito Santo – 4%
- Ralph Hasenhuttl – 4%
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