By Danny Wright

21st Apr, 2018 | 8:09am

Betting latest: Celtic boss Rodgers joint-fave for Arsenal job

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has been installed as joint-favourite to be Arsene Wenger’s successor at Arsenal, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.

SkyBet have Rodgers, 45, priced at 4/1 to be the next man on the sidelined at the Emirates after it was announced on Friday that Wenger, 68 will be leaving the Gunners after 22 years at the end of the campaign.

Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is also 4/1 while Carlo Ancelotti (5/1) and Patrick Vieira (6/1) are also in the running.

Rodgers was appointed as Celtic manager in 2016 and has won every single domestic competition so far.

The Hoops remained undefeated against Scottish sides under the former Liverpool boss last season and extended their record run to go 69 games without loss through almost the entirety of 2017.

Celtic can win the Scottish Premiership title by beating Hibernian at Easter Road on Saturday.

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If they do not do it this weekend, they can secure it against bitter rivals Rangers next week.

Football Insider verdict

If Arsenal come calling, Rodgers will surely leave. There is really not a lot more he can do at Parkhead other than try to avoid humiliating losses in the Champions League next season and maybe go a bit further in the Europa League if they get that far. Celtic have become an unstoppable force under the Northern Irishman’s lead. He has not hit the heights of last season in the current campaign, but he really did not need to and he managed to take the Hoops further in Europe. Arsenal are a club itching to get back into Europe’s top competition and start winning titles again. Rodgers could be the man to do that.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops are likely to sign this Premier League playmaker in the summer, but he is a lifelong Rangers fan.

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