The question on everyone’s lips right now is ‘Who will take over from Arsene Wenger?’.
The current boss ends his 22 year tenure today as the Gunners face Huddersfield in the final Premier League game of the season, and what happens next is the topic of much speculation.
Right now the two main candidates appear to be Juventus boss Max Allegri, and former captain Mikel Arteta. The former has a track record of success in Italian football, while the latter has yet to take charge of a club but has spent two years as assistant to Pep Guardiola at Man City.
Over the course of the weekend, various reports suggest the Spaniard could well be the club’s choice to replace Wenger, seeing him as the man who could fit best into the new football executive structure.
Any new man will have to work closely with Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintant, and Raul Sanllehi the ‘Head of Football Relations’ – a de facto Director of Football. It’s not impossible for the Italian to do that either, but his reputation and experience might not allow for the same control from above.
Quite when the announcement will be made is not clear, but hopefully not too long as there’s a lot of work to be done this summer.
Meanwhile, Freddie Ljungberg is set to return to the club as a youth coach having departed last season to become assistant manager at Wolfsburg with former academy head Andries Jonker.
And as mentioned by others, former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg is returning to the club this summer as a youth team coach on a permanent basis – that deal is done #AFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) May 12, 2018
It’ll be nice to welcome back another former player, someone who understands the club and who can impart some of that Invincible knowledge on our young players.