Arsenal ‘more likely to be relegated than finish in the top four’

More bets have backed Arsenal to be relegated from the Premier League than finish in the top four this season.

At least, that's what Ladbrokes are reporting.

The Gunners have lost two of their opening three fixtures and already find themselves six points behind league leaders Manchester United, who have taken a maximum nine points.

Ladbrokes are reporting that more customers have placed bets on Arsene Wenger's side going down than they have on the North London club qualifying for the Champions League.

Wenger's future is a seemingly constant source of debate and Ladbrokes have odds of 12/1 that he is first Premier League manager to leave his post this season.

Alex Apati, of Ladbrokes, said: "Leicester achieved the unthinkable two years ago by winning the league at 5000/1, but punters are backing Arsenal to do something almost as remarkable this campaign.

"And the Gunners are now 300/1 to find themselves in next season's Championship."

Ladbrokes Latest Betting
Arsenal specials
  • Arsenal to lose to Bournemouth this weekend - 13/2
  • Arsene Wenger to be the next Premier League manager to leave - 12/1
  • Arsenal to be relegated - 300/1