Following Arsenal's damning 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in the League Cup final, bookmakers have been forced to slash the odds on manager Arsene Wenger finally leaving the club.

The Frenchman, who has been under severe pressure for multiple seasons now, looks set to face yet another fan backlash as his side continually fail to deliver positive results. Wenger is now odds-on to leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

BetStars Director of Trading Ian Marmion told OLBG: “Manchester City’s comfortable 3-0 victory over Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Final on Sunday has fuelled speculation that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could cut his contract short and leave the club in the summer. Wenger’s current deal runs until the end of the 2018-19 season, but Sunday’s calamitous defeat may have been the final straw for the Frenchman. We have Wenger priced at 8/11 to leave Arsenal at the end of the season.”

Such is the severity of Wenger's precarious position, bookmakers have began speculating on his potential replacement. Carlo Ancelotti, a supremely successful coach with Premier League experience, is currently out of work and installed as the early front-runner: “Ancelotti is the current odds-on favourite to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager this summer amidst speculation the Frenchman’s 22-year tenure at the club is set to come to an end," Marmion said. "Ancelotti has been out of work since his dismissal from German champions Bayern Munich earlier this season, and the Italian can be backed at 3/1 to be the next Gunners boss."

“Germany boss Joachim Loew, who has also been linked with the post, can be found at 4/1 to take over at the Emirates.

"Other contenders in the frame include former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique (6/1), former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel (17/2), Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone (10/1) and Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira (12/1)."

There will be no let up for Wenger following his miserable outing at Wembley on Sunday as he prepares to face the same formidable opponents on Thursday's Premier League fixture. Even with a home advantage OLBG experts don't expect Arsenal to get on over Pep Guardiola's free-flowing City side: "Not much should change from the weekend in terms of the result as City are likely to repeat the trick back on the domestic front with another convincing win over the gunners to re-extend their already substantial advantage at the top of the Premier League," said one tipster.

"Expecting a very strong Man City team to dominate this game in the middle of the field and limit Arsenal's chance to score and with their excellent firepower going forward a win for City without conceding is the call," another added.

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