Even though us fans may be a bit down on our club at the moment, with no Premier League title to celebrate since the year of the invincibles and yesterday’s defeat away to Liverpool making a top four finish this season look decidedly iffy, we should remember that the job of managing Arsenal must be one of the most enticing in football.
Not only are the Gunners one of the wealthiest clubs in the world with a state of the art stadium in the throbbing metropolis that is London, but we have a board that has proved itself to be one of the most patient and forgiving in the game, while the rest of them seem ready top sack a manager at the drop of a hat.
All that is just as well really, because the search for a new manager, which seems ever more necessary after the loss to Liverpool and Wenger’s tactical ‘gamble’ of dropping our best player, may be complicated by the fact that the current La Liga champions Barcelona are also looking for a new head coach.
The fact that the two clubs play a similar type of football means it is even more likely that our managerial targets will be the same and that is exactly what a report in The Mirror today is saying and the man we both want is the current boss of Everton, Ronald Koeman.
The Dutchman has proven himself in the Premier League with two different clubs now and hopefully he wants to stay in England, but he did play for Barca and there is no doubt that the job at the Nou Camp is one of the biggest in the game, so can Arsenal beat the Catalans in the race to sign Koeman?