Gunners 9-4 to miss
out on top-six finish

ARSENAL kept hold of Alexis Sanchez but there was little else for the red half of north London to smile about at the end of the transfer window.

The Gunners failed in a £92m bid for Monaco's Thomas Lemar that would have probably seen the Chilean depart for Manchester City, and with an unhappy star player on their hands, Arsene Wenger's side are 9-4 with Hills to finish between seventh and tenth in this season's Premier League.

Punters who believe the campaign will be even more disappointing can get 16-1 that the Gunners finish 11th or lower.

Wenger signed a new two-year contract in the summer and his odds to be the next top-flight manager to lose his job have been cut to 10-1 from 33-1 with Hills.

Arsenal beat Leicester in the first week of the season but that success was followed by defeats to Stoke and Liverpool, who signed the Gunners midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer is at the head of the sack race at 4-5 after a difficult first three games at Selhurst Park, while the manager of bottom side West Ham Slaven Bilic is 6-4.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is 3-1 after reports he is disappointed with the level of support from owner Mike Ashley. 

Match in Focus

19:45 Sa 26May BT2

Real Madrid v Liverpool

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Real have won just one of their last four Champions League meetings against English opposition
Expert verdict
Real Madrid have lifted the Champions League in three of the past four seasons but they could struggle to retain their crown against a lively Liverpool. Real have been the dominant force in Europe, with last year’s 4-1 thumping of Juventus in the final in Cardiff showcasing their superiority. However, Zinedine Zidane’s men have not bumped into a front three like the Reds’ often - Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have netted 29 of their 40 Champions League goals this season - and they are vulnerable to the counter-attack.

 

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