Unai Emery has become the next Premier League manager to be sacked, and it’s hard to argue the decision to do so.

Arsenal sunk to new lows under the Spaniard on Thursday night as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt  in the Europa League, in front of a record-low crowd at the Emirates Stadium.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been heavily linked the position, while former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has also been suggested in what would be a hugely controversial appointment.

There would be options in-house, too.

Freddie Ljungberg was part of Emery’s coaching staff and taken on the role on an interim basis, while former assistant coach and club captain Mikel Arteta – who now works as Pep Guardiola’s No2 at Manchester City – has also been mooted.

Unai Emery on the brink after latest Arsenal defeat

Arteta was a leading candidate when Arsene Wenger left, only for Arsenal to move for Emery.

Here are the 20 managers who could replace Unai Emery as Arsenal manager, according to the bookmakers…

Freddie Ljungberg Arsenal coaching staff, club legend EVS
Nuno Espirito Santo Wolves 5/2
Mikel Arteta Man City assistant coach, ex-Arsenal captain 8/1
Massimiliano Allegri Unemployed/Former Juventus manager 10/1
Mauricio Pochettino Unemployed/Former Tottenham manager 12/1
Eddie Howe Bournemouth 20/1
Rafa Benitez Dalian Yifang (China) 33/1
Steven Gerrard Rangers 33/1
Christophe Galtier Lille 33/1
Patrick Vieira Nice, and club legend 33/1
Carlo Ancelotti Napoli 50/1
Brendan Rodgers Leicester City 50/1
Robert Pires Club legend, coaches at Arsenal 66/1
Jesse Marsch RB Salzburg 66/1
Didier Deschamps France 66/1
Thomas Tuchel PSG 66/1
Gareth Southgate England 66/1
Arsene Wenger Fifa, legendary Arsenal manager 66/1
Leonardo Jardim AS Monaco 66/1
Antonio Conte Inter Milan 66/1
Heavy D AFCTV personality 100/1
Granit Xhaka Arsenal midfielder, ex-captain 250/1

Odds provided by Betfair, as of 10.20am GMT on Friday November 29.

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