According to a report from The Times, Arsenal are considering the future of Unai Emery.
The Spaniard is struggling to grind out results as Arsenal extended their winless streak to six games on Saturday. The Gunners were abysmal against Southampton and there seems to be no improvement since the last campaign.
Emery is clearly on the ropes and the report reveals that Arsenal have two names in mind to replace him. Ex-Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta appears to be a clear favourite while former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is also being considered.
Philosophy vs Experience:
Arteta is currently Pep Guardiola’s right-hand man at Manchester City and would be a very good option for us considering his familiarity with the club. The Spaniard has learnt the trade from one of the best managers in world football and he could be ready to take the next big step.
However, the pressure that comes with the Arsenal job is massive and that could play a huge part due to his inexperience. Everyone at Arsenal loves Arteta and if things stay the same, he could well be our best option.
Allegri, on the other hand, will bring in a humungous amount of experience with him. The Italian has managed over 600 games in the last two decades and has led AC Milan and Juventus to Serie A glory on multiple occasions.
The 52-year-old will undoubtedly be the safer option but his style of play could influence the board’s decision. Allegri is renowned for his defensive solidity and isn’t quite as adventurous on the attack as Arsenal are used to.
Arsenal have an identity of playing beautiful football and sacrificing that could ruin what Arsene Wenger built over the years. Edu, Raul Sanllehi and co have a huge decision on their hands but it cannot be disputed that both of their reported choices are an upgrade over Emery.