Arsenal next manager: Three candidates to replace Unai Emery if Gunners boss is sacked



Posted Sunday, November 24, 2019 by Express.co.uk

Arsenal next manager: Three candidates to replace Unai Emery if Gunners boss is sacked
Arsenal next manager: Unai Emery is under severe pressure at the club (Image: GETTY)

The Gunners were held by Southampton in the Premier League this afternoon and Unai Emery is under severe pressure at the club.

Arsenal could only manage a 2-2 draw in the Premier League this afternoon at the Emirates against Southampton.

Danny Ings gave the Saints the perfect start as they took the lead in the eighth minute against Unai Emery’s side.

Alexandre Lacazette equalised 10 minutes later but James Ward-Prowse put Southampton ahead again in the 71st minute.

Lacazette spared Emery’s blushes though as he netted in injury time to earn a point for Arsenal.

It means Arsenal are seven points outside the top four before Manchester City take on Chelsea this evening.

The result puts Emery under huge pressure and Express Sport look at three candidates who could replace the Spaniard.

Massimiliano Allegri - 7/2

The former Juventus manager is the favourite with the bookmakers to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal.

Allegri has been linked with the Gunners in recent weeks and months and was even interviewed for the job when Arsene Wenger left the club.

If Emery is sacked, the 52-year-old will be the favourite to take the Emirates hot-seat.

Arsenal next manager: Three candidates to replace Unai Emery if Gunners boss is sacked
Arsenal next manager: Massimiliano Allegri is favourite to replace Unai Emery (Image: GETTY)

Mikel Arteta - 4/1

The Manchester City assistant was another man who was interviewed for the job when it became clear Wenger was set to leave the Emirates.

The former Gunners midfielder narrowly lost out to Emery by all accounts but could get his chance if Arsenal wield the axe.

Arteta has impressed at City alongside Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal next manager: Three candidates to replace Unai Emery if Gunners boss is sacked
Arsenal next manager: Mikel Arteta has also been linked with the job (Image: GETTY)

Rafael Benitez - 8/1

You cannot doubt the talents of Rafael Benitez who has impressed everywhere he has been in the Premier League.

He recently kept Newcastle in the top flight repeatedly against all odds.

He also has big-club experience at Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid but it would be a tough sell to Arsenal fans.



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