As Arsenal slumped to their 10th defeat of the Premier League season already, pressure on Arsene Wenger continues to intensify as the voices of discontent from the terraces grow louder with each passing week.

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Tied to the club until the end of next season, there’s a belief that a second consecutive sixth-place finish in the Premier League and a failure to qualify for the Champions League – barring a miraculous run in the Europa League – could be enough to convince the Arsenal decision makers that it’s time to move on from Wenger, and Paddy Power are in agreement.

The high-profile bookmakers synonymous with paying out on in-the-balance markets much earlier than advised have done so again by paying out on all bets made on Arsene Wenger to be the next Premier League manager sacked.

It’s certainly a bold move from Paddy Power considering reports that the manager of bottom-placed West Brom, Alan Pardew, is on the brink of the axe as well after five straight defeats in the Premier League which leaves them eight points adrift of safety with just nine games remaining.

Arsenal’s dismal defeat at Brighton last time out is believed to be one defeat too many for a large proportion of the Arsenal fan base who now believe change is required for the club to go forward.