3 leading favourites in the race to manage Arsenal
Despite the club's guaranteed absence from the Champions League next season, the leading candidates in the race are top coaches.
Since Arsenal announced the departure of Arsene Wenger as manager will take place at the end, a number of candidates have been vetted and analysed by a number of professionals, pundits and fans.
The legendary Frenchman called time on his Gunners' career and is set to decide his own future in the coming weeks. Many names have been dropped to succeed Wenger, however, the rumours are that the potential number of candidates have narrowed down to three leading favourites.
Despite the club's guaranteed absence from the Champions League next season, the candidates available are of the highest quality.
Here we look at the three managers who are favourites in the race to be next Arsenal manager.
3) Mikel Arteta
Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta is one of the three men leading the charge to possibly replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. Arteta is a former Gunners himself and has played under Arsene Wenger, and is being tipped and one of the favourites in line to be the next Arsenal manager.
The former central midfielder has enjoyed a joyous coaching campaign as part of Guardiola's staff at City. The Spaniard has ambitions to take charge of a club soon and what better way to begin one's managerial career than at a club like Arsenal.
A smart footballing brain and student of the game, Arteta might not have the required experience but does possess the required skills and pedigree to be Arsenal's next manager. The Spaniard could leave City's coaching staff and take charge of the Gunners next season should he get the call from the Emirates.