Arsenal has narrowed down the shortlist of who succeeds former Manager, Arsene Wenger to former captains Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira as well as young Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann, with a decision expected to be made in the next two weeks and announced before the World Cup starts.
The Gunners are keen to announce Arsene Wenger’s replacement before the World Cup kicks off in a month’s time although Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri remains in the discussions, there is a belief the owners want to appoint a younger manager and attempt to establish another long-term dynasty rather than move to a model where the manager changes every two or three years.
Among key decision-makers, it is thought that Allegri could do an excellent job in the short term but the Arsenal board is edging towards appointing someone who will be more integrated with the club in the long term.
Joachim Low has been ruled out because of the complications of managing Germany at the World Cup. Thierry Henry is also due to meet club executives and could be offered a role but not as the manager.