Getting the right manager for Arsenal will not be easy.
Arsenal fans are quite divided right now, well, apart from Unai Emery being sacked that is. Reading online comments on here, on social media and on Youtube it is fairly clear that most want Unai Emery gone. But that is where the consensus stops.
I have little doubt that if Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola turned up at the Emirates the vast majority of Arsenal fans would welcome them with open arms. I struggle to think of many more that would get such universal approval.
But there are a bunch of managers out there that I believe would still get the majority of fans onside.
Some, like Jose Mourinho, simply will not be able to unite Arsenal supporters, no matter how well they do. For some, there is an inbuilt contempt for some managers that simply cannot be overcome. Mourinho is one such manager.
I am fairly confident that the following five managers have the reputation and credibility to reunite the fan base.
His record is almost impossible to pick holes in, he is among the elite coaches of the world for what he has done with Juventus.
Erik ten Hag
Fantastic with young players, has done brilliant with Ajax and plays the sort of football that any fan would want to see.
For no more reason than he is the flavour of the month right now. Strike while the iron is hot as they say.
I doubt many would object to the former Gooner taking charge, even if it was on a temporary basis.
A serial winner with Barcelona and would still be Spain manager today if not for personal reasons.
I could add Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira and many others to the above list but I do feel the five I have named are either better positioned, as is the case with Freddie or simply better suited than all the other potential candidates.
Managers like Antonio Conte, Thomas Tuchel etc obviously have to be in with a shout and if I did a top ten list then they would be included but they have their detractors in bigger numbers than the five I have named.
Again, this is purely my own personal opinion and not based on statistics or anything else.
Put it this way, while there may be many more managers that would receive massive approval from the majority of the Arsenal fans I am convinced that if any of the five I have listed were named coach tomorrow then a great majority fo the fans would be over the moon.