Many believe that Arsene Wenger saved his job last year by winning the FA Cup final, and could history repeat itself? Could a cup final save him again?
After being convincingly pushed aside by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final – Arsenal’s only chance of silverware this season is also their only route back to the Champions League.
Arsenal missed out on the top-four for the first time under his tenure last season and as it stands they are already 10 points adrift of the top-four.
However, all is not lost for Wenger and Arsenal in terms of the Champions League – as Manchester United proved last season.
“It looks like being all or nothing for Arsenal and Wenger now, if he doesn’t win the Europa League – surely it will be hard for him to continue,” said OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton.
“As it stands he is 5/4 to leave before the start of next season, he is contracted to 2019 and he does always insist that he honour’s his contract.
“That saving grace could be the Europa League – they are second favourites behind Atletico Madrid at 3/1, but with some big names left in, it remains a big ask for Arsenal and Wenger.”
Selected Arsenal odds:
To leave before start of next season 5/4
To win Europa League 3/1