Reliable Arsenal reporter David Ornstein has provided an update on the club’s managerial hunt, with Mikel Arteta said to be the frontrunner for the post as things stand.
On the back of a dismal start to the campaign, the news that Gunners fans across the globe were waiting for finally arrived 10 days ago.
Following a 2-1 Europa League defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt, Unai Emery was relieved of his duties at the Emirates.
Club statement: Unai Emery
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 29, 2019
Freddie Ljungberg was subsequently handed the role of interim Gunners boss, but a draw and defeat in respective outings versus Norwich and Brighton over the last week have seen many call into question whether the Swede is yet ready for the hotseat at a top club.
As such, a host of alternative tacticians continue to be touted as potential installments on the Arsenal bench.
And, as outlined above, the always reliable David Ornstein has today provided an update on the Gunners’ managerial hunt.
Writing in the Athletic, ‘the Ornacle’ named 5 managers as being in the frame for the post.
They are Mikel Arteta, Mauricio Pochettino, Patrick Vieira, Carlo Ancelotti and, somewhat surprisingly, Roberto Martinez.
It is former Arsenal star Arteta, though, who is labelled as the favourite to take up the reins at the Emirates.
This falls in line with similar claims on the part of the Telegraph’s Matt Law over the weekend:
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) December 7, 2019
Ornstein adds that once the Arsenal board have whittled down their list of candidates to 2 or 3 names, they will consult with club owners the Kroenkes, before coming to a final decision.