There have been many rumours relating to the next Arsenal manager but it looks like there are just the three front-runners for the job now, with Enrique being the hot favourite. If anyone fancies a bet on the outcome they should maybe try 12Bet, who have recently signed a new sponsorship deal with Arsenal. But who would you bet on?
When Wenger was asked about who his replacement would be, he said he would prefer an ex-Arsenal man but also praised Enrique, and I am sure he is not being left out of the loop.
Even Pep Guardiola has given his opinion of the top three contenders and thinks they are all good candidates. He had the highest praise for Enrique, when he said: “He’s a top, excellent, amazing manager,”
“He can train wherever he wants and Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
Pep was also gushing about Arteta. “I’m not the right guy to talk about that because my opinion of Mikel is overwhelming,” he said. “He deserves the best.
“We are so comfortable working with him, he is one of the reasons for our success this season.
“There are many names for the next Arsenal manager. I don’t know what their plans are but I know Mikel very well and he deserves all he wants.”
And Vieira? “I think Vieira’s already a top manager. With what has happened, there will be a lot of names and Arsenal will take the best decision for them. But of course, Patrick is ready.”
Enrique is generally the hot favourite at 3/1 or less, but there has been a lot of money also put on Massimo Allegri, who is now second fave at around 5/1 with Arteta about 8/1 and Vieira at 12/1. Allegri has won the last three Serie A titles and Copa Itialia’s with Juventus, and took them to two Champions League Finals, but has come under criticism lately with them fighting hard to win the title for the fourth time, and getting knocked out of this years Champions League.
Perhaps it would be a good time for him to take up a new challenge with the Gunners?
So now let us see which man JustArsenal readers would like to see in the hotseat next season. Please pick one only…