Next Arsenal manager odds: Latest potential replacements with Arteta under pressure

Are Mikel Arteta's Arsenal showing enough improvement to keep the manager in a job?

Mikel Arteta

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It’s been a season to forget for Arsenal after a disastrous start saw them flirting with the drop zone. Even West Brom boss Sam Allardyce – a bit of an expert in relegation battles – officially declared that the Gunners were right in the scrap for survival before his side were duly pumped 4-0 by Arteta’s back in January.

The good news for Gooners is that since then Arsenal showed marked improvement and lifted themselves up to mid-table. That’s a far cry from what’s expected though, with the hierarchy surely prioritising a top four push, and recent defeats to Wolves and Aston Villa have piled the pressure back on.

Whether Arteta has the squad to achieve Champions League qualification or not is another issue. The Spaniard has tightened up the backline but it’s come at the expense of their once-famous free-flowing football.

With some of Europe’s biggest bosses out of work, Arteta will surely still be looking over his shoulder. There’s plenty of questions left unanswered there but Paddy’s trusty traders are on hand to offer some definitive prices on the runners and riders.

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Max Allegri

Max Allegri made his name at Juventus where he turned The Old Lady into a winning machine, racking up five straight Serie A titles and going deep in the Champions League on a number of occasions. He’s been out of work for a while now and seems to be linked with every big job going but he remains unattached and a very tempting prospect.

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Massimiliano Allegri Next Permanent Arsenal Manager

Brendan Rodgers

Leicester’s boss Brendan Rodgers has been flashing his pearly whites with glee at a growing number of Premier League grounds this season as his Foxes continue to both impress and deliver results on the pitch. The former Celtic and Liverpool boss certainly gets his teams playing good football but would he be tempted to swap his squad for Arteta’s?

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Brendan Rodgers Next Permanent Arsenal Manager

Brendan Rodgers

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Patrick Vieira

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is another man out of work after he was given the boot at Nice towards the end of last year after a spell at New York City FC in MLS. Club legends taking the hot seat is in vogue at the moment as we’ve seen at Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United but would the Gunners board go for someone with limited experience again?

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Patrick Vieira Next Permanent Arsenal Manager

Rafa Benitez

Valencia, Liverpool, Inter, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid, Newcastle… Dalian Professional? Rafa Benitez has pretty much seen it and done it all during his management career. The 60-year-old is out in China at the moment but it’s well known that he loves managing in England and you think he’d crawl over broken glass for a chance at The Emirates.

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Rafa Benitez Next Permanent Arsenal Manager

Diego Simeone

Atletico’s livewire boss Diego Simeone has been for so long the anthesis of Arsenal, especially during the Arsene Wenger years. But Wenger is history and Simeone continues to do great things over in the Spanish capital. If Arsenal still need a few arses kicking and they’re prepared to pay eye-watering salary with all that money they saved on sacking Gunnersaurus then Simeone’s your man.

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Diego Simeone Next Permanent Arsenal Manager

The full list of candidates to be the next permanent Arsenal manager can be found here.

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