Arsene Wenger is sort of turning into the opposite of Old Yeller at Arsenal. In the story they actually loved that dog, but for the Frenchman it’s as if he’s a stray that has started to really get on everyone’s nerves so all the fans are collectively trying to put him down. With that lovely image now firmly in your mind, let’s look at nine of the best candidates to replace Le Professeur at the end of the season.
Now don’t get us wrong, we all know how many great things the former Monaco boss has done for the Gunners over the years. Unfortunately, we’ve all moved into the later stages of our lives since those triumphs and it’s time to look towards the future of the game when it comes to seeing Arsenal succeed once again.
An unconventional choice, perhaps, but that's the way football is going these days. Hughton has proven himself time and time again and it's time for a big side to grow some grapefruits and take a chance on the 58-year-old. Image Source: Twitter
Captain obvious, yes, but Eddie Howe could work wonders at Arsenal. Whilst it almost seems too obvious to happen at this point, Howe is young enough and hungry enough to build something in North London. Image Source: Twitter
Ex-players turned managers doesn't work out all too often in the modern day game, but Patrick Vieira is a different animal completely. The Frenchman may not be best mates with Arsene right now, but his early success with NYCFC speaks for itself. Image Source: Twitter
A bloke who you wouldn't want to look at the wrong way, and someone who knows the system at Arsenal like the back of his hand. Take a chance, Keswick. Image Source: Twitter
Simeone would strike so much fear into the hearts of the Gunners, that they'd end up winning the treble for fear of him burning their houses down. Image Source: Twitter
Another potentially surprising choice given Dyche's loyalty to Burnley, but the former defender knows a cracking opportunity when he sees one. Image Source: Twitter
Manager of the next Leicester City a.k.a RB Leipzig. Image Source: Twitter
As far as under pressure gaffers go, Luis Enrique is right up there. It's a shame because he's actually a top level boss, he just needs the right job to sink his teeth into. Hint hint. Image Source: Twitter
Form fades. It may sound harsh, but the highly acclaimed Real Madrid boss is riding the longest wave of momentum in football history and eventually it'll come to a screeching halt. Following that, a quick dabble in English football seems like a natural progression. Image Source: Twitter
Monk falls into that special category of talented but underrated, much like Chris Hughton and Sean Dyche. The Leeds boss has turned the Yorkshire based club around and whilst Arsenal may be on a different level, you never know. Image Source: Twitter
"Hang on, that Italian fella took Leicester to the title - maybe he could do the same for us. May aswell, like". Image Source: Twitter
He's literally had an absolute tonne of big jobs and has succeeded more often than not, so it's worth a punt. Image Source: Twitter
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The Arsenal board of directors are essentially a bunch of kids in a sweet shop, spoiled for choice over which manager to contact. At this point, Wenger’s reign is reaching Fergie levels in terms of length so this really will be a monumental appointment. Whoever it may be, perhaps they can go a long way to turning the Emirates into a title-winning fortress for the first time in a long time.