Replacement list takes shape
Brendan Rodgers is reportedly on Arsenal’s four-man shortlist to replace Unai Emery, after he was sacked by the club on Friday.
Arsenal have started the season pretty poorly, winning just four out of their opening 13 league games.
The Gunners actually started the season pretty brightly, winning back to back games against Newcastle and Burnley.
After those victories, though, Unai Emery found himself and Arsenal in free-fall.
In fact, Arsenal have not recorded a win in their last seven games across all competitions.
After an extremely poor 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in their Europa League clash on Thursday, Emery was finally relieved of his position.
Now, Arsenal have reportedly drawn up a four-man shortlist, which includes Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers, Arteta, Nuno or Allegri?
According to the Mail, Rodgers features on Arsenal’s list that also includes Mikel Arteta, Nuno Espirito Santo and Massimiliano Allegri.
They claim that contact has already been made with Allegri, though he has concerns over the amount of money Stan Kroenke would provide for new signings.
If Allegri was to become the new Arsenal manager, he ‘would need guarantees‘ of funds before committing to the job.
The Mail don’t go too much in-depth about the other options on the shortlist, other than that super agent Jorge Mendes ‘is close to Sanllehi and represents Wolves boss Nuno’.
Mikel Arteta would be difficult to poach mid-season after Pep Guardiola’s recent comments, while Brendan Rodgers is in the midst of a potential title challenge with Leicester.
The way it’s looking, it’s either move for Allegri, or wait until the end of the season with Freddie Ljungberg in temporary charge.