3 Possible replacements for Unai Emery at Arsenal
As the season progresses, fans are increasingly impatient with Unai Emery's management of players and tactics. With just 18 points from 13 games, Arsenal sit eighth in the Premier League table standings. Furthermore, the Gunners have not won since defeating Bournemouth at the start of October. Some disappointing results include defeats to Sheffield United and Leicester City as well as the recent draw with Southampton.
The 48-year-old is clearly no longer the right man to lead the Gunners and he might soon be sacked if this poor run of results were to continue. In the event that the former Paris Saint-Germain manager is sacked halfway through this season, here are three most viable options Arsenal could consider appointing as the next manager.
#3 Freddie Ljungberg/Steve Bould (Interim manager)
It is never easy to appoint a new manager halfway through the season as most managers would prefer taking charge of a new team before the start of a new season. Until the board finds a suitable candidate, Arsenal could turn to their former players namely Freddie Ljungberg and Steve Bould to take charge on an interim basis.
Bould has been the Gunners' assistant manager since 2012 and knows every player extremely well. Meanwhile, Ljungberg had previously worked with the Arsenal-U23s and appears to be a fan-favourite to replace Emery temporarily.
In early November, Bayern Munich sacked Niko Kovac and promoted Hansi Flick to be the interim manager. The change has brought about a positive change in Bayern's results and they are now on a three-match winning streak across all competitions.
The Gunners purportedly has an easy run of games in the coming weeks as they are set to face Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion. Getting either Bould or Ljungberg to take charge would do minimal harm and might even help change the situation that the club is currently facing.