10 Nov 2019
Ranking the managers who can replace Unai Emery at Arsenal
Arsenal are enduring a tough season, as they are placed sixth in the Premier League table, 14 points behind leaders Liverpool.
As they eye a top-four finish, for now, things seem to be getting haywire for them and manager Unai Emery, especially following their 0-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday.
With replacement managers being rumored, let us rank some of the possible ones.
Is the Italian good enough for Arsenal or England?
While Massimiliano Allegri was one of the candidates interviewed to replace Arsene Wenger, it still baffles us as to why he was ruled out.
Having won the Serie A with Juventus five times, along with two UEFA Champions League runners-up finish, he is certainly a top choice.
While he might not have managed outside Italy, known for his tactical intelligence, Arsenal should fancy him.
An alumni with the Spanish touch
Now, he might be out of the box, but Mikel Arteta, who was once the club captain under Wenger, has taken up the coaching role and is Pep Guardiola's right-hand man at Manchester City.
As he gains a wealth of experience from the most successful Spanish manager, along with his fair idea on how things work at Arsenal, he could be a top choice.
Is the most successful Portuguese good enough for Arsenal?
One of the obvious choices has to be one of Europe's most successful manager, Jose Mourinho.
A serial trophy winner, he has had quite some success with teams like Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Manchester United.
He is also famous for his tactical prowess, game management, along with his knack for adaptability as per the situation, he can fix Arsenal's depleted squad.
Another Spanish and Barcelona touch, and a strong favorite
If the latest reports are to be believed, Luis Enrique is a strong new favorite for the role.
While he has worked in Spain and Italy before, his success came only with Barcelona.
Known for his unique tactic, which is a mixture of tiki-taka and fast direct counter-attack, Arsenal fancy playing in the same manner and would absolutely love to have him at helm.
Another Frenchman who can replicate Wenger's success?
I know, this sounds really random, but hear me out.
While Laurent Blanc might have been out of action since 2016 when he last managed Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), he had an extremely successful stint back there.
Although he is yet to manage outside France, his ability to play the side in the 4-3-3 formation, the one that Wenger loved, could really come in handy.