Arsenal are set for major changes this summer as it’s understood that Arsene Wenger will walk away from the Emirates Stadium, regardless of whether the Gunners are victorious in the Europa League or not.
The European competition now stands as Arsenal’s only potential route back into the Champions League next season and a stern test lies ahead over the course of the next two weeks, where the Gunners face a double-header against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal’s short-list for successors to Wenger includes former Gunners skipper Patrick Vieira, ex-Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, Schalke’s Domenico Tedesco, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann, Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta, Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim and Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers.
Arsenal ideally want a younger manager to lead the side into a new era, giving the likes of 30-year-old Nagelsmann and 32-year-old Tedesco hope, but a major decision lies ahead of the team in charge of finding the ideal man.
That job is down to Ivan Gazidis, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi, the later of who joined Arsenal this year.