According to TeamTalk, Arsenal are considering Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter and Brentford manager Thomas Frank as options to replace Mikel Arteta if he gets sacked in the coming weeks.
The pressure is well and truly on the Gunners boss at the moment. Arsenal have started the season with three defeats in three Premier League games, and that has left us at the bottom of the table.
If things don’t improve in the very near future, the Arsenal board will have no choice but to part ways with Arteta. If the report is to be believed, the Gunners already have two potential candidates in mind.
Arsenal eye Graham Potter and Thomas Frank to replace Arteta
The report claims that the Brighton and Brentford bosses have impressed the decision-makers at Arsenal. If Arteta is shown the door at some point this season, Potter and Frank are said to be two candidates we will consider.
Potter is a fantastic manager. He has revolutionised the Seagulls since he took over and it’s only a matter of time before he lands a bigger job. He will be a candidate for a number of big clubs in the coming years, especially if he continues his good work at Brighton.
Frank falls into a similar category. His style may not be as attacking or free-flowing as Potter’s, but the job he has done at Brentford since he took charge of them has been nothing short of phenomenal.
The Insider’s View:
The current trend for most clubs is to go for a young manager who has new ideas that can revolutionise the side once he comes in. That’s not bad at all, but Arsenal have already tried this with Arteta, and it’ll make no sense to use that approach again to replace him.
Both Potter and Frank are fantastic managers. The way their teams play is a joy to watch and some Arsenal fans will take either of them in a heartbeat. However, if Arteta is shown the door at some point, a proven manager with the experience of managing a top club has to be the priority.
Antonio Conte is the one name that springs to everyone’s mind and he would be ideal. Yes, we won’t see beautiful football under him like we did when Arsene Wenger was still here, but he’s a proven winner and if we have to replace Arteta, we should only look at someone like him.