A new manager will want to spend money in January and not inherit other managers players
If Arsenal does not name a new manager before the January transfer window then whoever takes over from Freddie Ljungberg could, in theory, inherit players from three separate managers.
There will still be some Arsene Wenger players in the squad, obviously, players that came in under Unai Emery and you would have to assume players that Ljungberg wants in January.
No new manager can build from that simply because he will not have any of his chosen players in the squad. That is the problem that Ole Gunnar Solsjaer has at Man Utd.
A new manager has to have the option of offloading players and bringing his own players in the winter transfer window. If Arsenal appoints a new coach after that date then it will be a mess until next summer.
It is obvious to almost everyone what areas of the team need surgery, we are kidding ourselves if we think Freddie is going to stabilise that defence. So, new defenders have to be acquired in January, well, you would think so. But they will not be the new manager’s purchases.
What about Aubameyang and Lacazette? Will they sign a new contract before a new manager is installed? I doubt it very much.
There are basically five weeks max for the club to sort this out and I am not confident they will. I would not be at all surprised if Freddie is still in place come January 1st.
The board have messed this up, they waited far too long to sack Emery. They must get this next appointment right and fast.