Arsenal fire Unai Emery: Who’s next for the Gunners manager job?
Arsenal fans saw their prayers answered today as the Emirates Stadium side elected to axe Spanish boss Unai Emery after a run of horrific form left his position in charge of the North London side untenable.
A run of seven games without a win was enough to see Arsenal sack Emery and in truth it’s an outcome that has been on the cards since early on in the current campaign.
Much like Manchester United have struggled to find the man to successfully replace Sir Alex Ferguson, it appears Arsenal are now firmly in the same boat and all eyes will be on who is brought in to replace the former Sevilla and PSG boss.
Experienced Italian Massimiliano Allegri leads the Premier League betting right now with many US sportsbooks pushing the former Juventus man top of the pile.
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who has done an amazing job at the Midlands outfit, is another high up the betting as is fellow Premier League boss Eddie Howe, who has worked magic during his time at AFC Bournemouth.
Both Nuno Espirito Santo and Eddie Howe play the style of attractive football that Arsenal fan’s desire and a move for either could prove more realistic than a potential push for recently sacked Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino or Carlo Ancelotti.
Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljunberg, who was one of Emery’s assistants, takes over as caretaker boss and will be in charge as the club goes up against Norwich City on the weekend, and if the Swede starts well then, much like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, maybe he’ll be trusted with the job on a full-time basis.
Arsenal currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League, already eight points off a top four spot, and may have to look to the Europa League as the only way of getting a seat back a the top table of Champions League action next term.