Jermaine Defoe is reportedly the subject of some interest on Merseyside and William Hill make him 6/1 to join Liverpool this January, although he is 1/4 to remain at Spurs. Across North London, Arsene Wenger is under increasing pressure to bring success to the Emirates, but despite this, he is 66/1 to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job. Hills are offering 5/2, however that Wenger is no longer Arsenal manager come the first day of next season. Robin van Persie contract expires in 2013 but despite this, Hills do not think that Arsenal will cash in on their prize asset just yet. He is 2/5 to still be an Arsenal player on the first day of the 2012/13 Premier League season.
Arsenal have not looked their usual selves this year but we think that both van Persie and Wenger will stay put in order to help their push for Europe in the second half of the season, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Arsene Wengers conqueror from Sunday, Brendan Rodgers, is 5/1 second favourite to be voted LMA manager of the year behind 5/2 favourite Roberto Mancini. Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Lambert are the 13/2 joint third favourites.
Gary Cahills long protracted move to Chelsea, was finally completed on Monday and William Hill make him 11/10 to start Englands first Euro 2012 match. He is 20/1 to start the first goal of Chelseas match against Norwich this weekend and 7/1 to score anytime.
Jermaine Defoes club after January Transfer window: 1/4 Tottenham; 6/1 QPR; 6/1 Liverpool; 12/1 Newcastle; 14/1 Aston Villa; 18/1 Sunderland; 25/1 Fulham
Who will leave Arsenal first: 1/2 Robin van Persie; 6/4 Arsene Wenger
When will Arsene Wenger leave Arsenal: 5/2 2012; 5/2 2013; 7/4 2014; 6/4 2015 or later
Arsene Wenger Arsenal manager on the first day of the Premier League season 2012/13: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no
Robin van Persie at Arsenal on the first day of the Premier League 2012/13 season: 2/5 yes; 7/4 no
Gary Cahill to start Englands first Euro 2012: 4/6 no; 11/10 yes
LMA Manager of the Year 2011/12: 5/2 Roberto Mancini; 5/1 Brendan Rodgers; 13/2 Sir Alex Ferguson; 13/2 Paul Lambert; 15/2 Harry Redknapp; 9/1 Alan Pardew; 11/1 Tony Pulis; 14/1 Martin ONeill; 16/1 David Moyes; 20/1 Arsene Wenger; 25/1 Andre Villas Boas; 25/1 Roberto Martinez; 25/1 Roy Hodgson; 25/1 Martin Jol; 33/1 Kenny Dalglish; 33/1 Mick McCarthy; 40/1 Alex McLeish; 40/1 Steve Kean; 40/1 Owen Coyle
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