MIKEL ARTETA is the odds-on favourite to be the first Premier League manager sent packing.
The Arsenal boss was available at 16/1 ahead of the 2021-22 campaign but that price has collapsed to 4/9 after the club's worst start to a season in 67 years.
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The Gunners lost to newly-promoted Brentford and Chelsea without scoring before their 5-0 humiliation to champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
It is the first time since 1954 that the Gunners have lost their three opening games of the league season.
Arteta's side are rock-bottom of the division and have must-win clashes against Norwich and Burnley after the international break.
After the weekend's defeat, Arteta admitted his side were in a 'difficult position' but vowed to keep fighting.
He said: "For me it is pride and more willingness to change the situation. A lot has happened in the last three weeks – we are in a difficult position.
Premier League next manager sacked
- Mikel Arteta – 4/9
- Xisco – 17/2
- Patrick Vieira – 9/1
- Ralph Hasenhuttl – 14/1
- Bruno Lage – 14/1
- Steve Bruce – 17/1
- Sean Dyche – 18/1
- Dean Smith – 20/1
"The international break will do us some good to recover some of the big players we are missing at the moment. Hopefully we come back we are in a better place."
Watford's Xisco is second favourite at 17/2 after successive defeats to Brighton and Tottenham on the road.
Patrick Vieira, whose Crystal Palace side battled to a 2-2 draw against West Ham on Saturday, is offered at 9/1.
Southampton's Ralph Hasenhuttl and Wolves' Bruno Lage are locked together at 14/1.
Newcastle's Steve Bruce and Burnley's Sean Dyche both picked up their first points of the season and are offered at 17/1 and 18/1 respectively.
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