- Patrick Vieira:
The Frenchman was an important part of the Arsenal squad that dominated the Premier League. Post retirement, Vieira has been heavily involved in the management role. He started off with a training and development role at Manchester City. Two years later he was upgraded to the City’s new reserve team and squad manager. He is now the head coach of New York City FC in the MLS and looks prepared for the daunting task of replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
- Carlo Ancelotti:
The Italian is readily available right now to fit in as Arsenal’s manager. The former Real Madrid manager has tons of experience under his belt as he has managed a number of top European clubs in his managerial career. Also, Ancelotti has the experience of the intensity of the Premier League courtesy his time with Chelsea which will be a very crucial point when selecting the next manager. He will surely bring some stability to the club and can hopefully achieve more with time.
- Thomas Tuchel:
The former Borussia Dortmund manager is also in contention to replace Wenger at Arsenal. He is strongly linked with Paris Saint Germain to replace Unai Emery but one cannot rule out the possibility of him joining the Gunners. His style of play focuses on starting from the back and playing some fast and fluid football which will help the Gunners. Also, he can make good use of former Dortmund players Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and hopefully help the Gunners challenge for the title.
- Joachim Low:
The German manager has done very well with the national team especially by winning the last World Cup. He has been linked with the Gunners from a long time now and with Wenger’s departure now official, the picture should get clear soon. In his managerial career, Low hasn’t managed some of the top clubs which is something to ponder upon. So managing Arsenal would turn out to be a huge task for him as there’s no certainty as to how he will take it. He remains a good option but a very dicey one at the same time.
- Brendan Rodgers:
The former Liverpool manager has done superbly with Scottish giants Celtic. He replicated Arsenal’s Invincibles last year by going unbeaten with the Celtic team. It is safe to say that Rodgers hadn’t an inconsistent spell with Liverpool but he has grown as a manager. He almost led Liverpool to the title and with more maturity now, he can be beneficial to Arsenal’s causes. It is unsure as to how the Gunners around the world might take it if Rodgers becomes Arsenal’s next manager.