Heat turned up on Wenger

  • Last Updated: February 20 2013, 9:05 GMT

Arsene Wenger is into 2/1 to have left Arsenal by the start of next season after another home defeat all but ended the Gunners' chances of ending their trophy drought.

Arsenal were outclassed by Bayern
Arsenal were outclassed by Bayern

Arsenal were outclassed in a 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie and now face a huge uphill task to progress to the quarter-finals.

The result has increased the pressure on the Frenchman, who last guided the club to a trophy back in 2005.

Sky Bet and Paddy Power offer 2/1 that he is still at the helm come the start of the 2013/14 campaign, although William Hill are less convinced and go just 11/8.

Hill's also offer 12/1 that Wenger is gone before this weekend's clash with Aston Villa, in from 25s before the Bayern loss. It was 100/1 in places earlier in the week.

Hill's Joe Crilly said: "After his pre-match press conference meltdown, the pressure is really showing on Arsene and he could be given his marching orders very soon."

Wenger is 7/2 to leave his post before the end of this season with BetVictor.

Sky Bet also offer 1/5 about the Frenchman remaining in charge for the rest of this season, while it's 4/11 he is still in charge come August. Hill's offer 8/15.

In the Premier League 'sack race', Wenger is 9/2 with Stan James to be the next top-flight boss to leave his post.

Everton manager David Moyes, out of contract at Goodison Park in the summer, is favourite on top price to succeed Wenger at Arsenal. Sky Bet offer a best of 8/1.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are clear second-favourites for the Champions League after their convincing display.

Goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller put Bayern 2-0 in front midway through the first half and although the Gunners got one back through Lukas Podolski, Mario Mandzukic's goal on 77 minutes looks to have all but sealed their progress to the last eight. Indeed Arsenal are now offered at 40/1 by Paddy Power to qualify.

A general 4/1 is now available about the Germans going one better than last season when they lost on penalties to Chelsea in the final.

In the night's other tie, Porto edged ahead of Malaga with a 1-0 home victory, and they're 50/1 to win the competition some nine years after doing so under Jose Mourinho.

Malaga, who lacked attacking threat and will therefore be pleased to return to Spain with hope intact, are out to a best of 125/1.