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Liverpool legend 250/1 to replace Wenger

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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler is a bizarre inclusion on the list of candidates to replace Arsene Wenger as manager at Arsenal – in a betting market still being offered at least.

BetVictor have included the ex-striker on their list of candidates to take the Frenchman’s place in north London, although the 250/1 price currently on offer might, if anything, be a little short!

Fowler made his name with the Reds in the 90s, graduating from the club’s famed youth setup to make his Premier League debut in 1993.

During his first spell at Anfield, which lasted eight years, Fowler scored over 150 goals in all competitions, helping Liverpool win two League Cups, an FA Cup and a UEFA Cup.

He then had stints with Leeds and Manchester City, before returning to Merseyside for another two-year spell.

Whilst the second stint was less successful, he remained a firm favourite with the Liverpool fans, and was regularly utilised off the bench by manager Rafa Benitez.

His only managerial experience has come in Thailand however, when the 38-year-old took charge of Muangthong United for a season.

How anyone believes that can provide the former England international with enough experience to take the reigns at Arsenal is up for debate, but with a price being offered, it’s reasonable to suggest that at least one punter has taken a gamble on the long-shot.

Wenger has been in charge of the Gunners since 1996, and brought unprecedented success to the club from north London since replacing Bruce Rioch at Highbury.

Three Premier League trophies, four FA Cups and a move to the Emirates Stadium are amongst the highlights for the Frenchman at Arsenal, and with the club top of the Premier League table, he’s unlikely to get the sack anytime soon.

An optimistic punter might think that gives Fowler a chance to gain some valuable experience before the position becomes vacant, but a better bet might be favourite Jurgen Klopp at 5/1, or second-favourite Roberto Mancini at 8/1.

It's unclear when this betting market was opened, but prices do continue to change on the leading candidates - as well as being offered by other bookmakers.

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